UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Auckland
Advance your understanding of the causes, dynamics and consequences of political violence, and explore approaches to its prevention and resolution.
Make sense of conflict, help build safer communities and make the world a more secure place.
In this interdisciplinary programme you can advance your knowledge through the study of war, ethnic and religious conflict, cybercrime, terrorism and radicalisation.
You can learn from researchers who have worked for international institutions such as the United Nations and World Bank.
There are different ways to structure your programme, depending on the qualifications you already have, and whether you would like to write a thesis.
Taught (180 point)
Research (120 point)
Taught (120 point)
Where could this programme take you?
You can develop your potential for roles in government and security, international organisations, policy making, peacekeeping and post-conflict development. Our graduates in this field have careers in government agencies, non-governmental and corporate organisations in a number of countries.
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Further study options
Doctor of Philosophy
Taught 120 points or Research 120 points
You must have completed a one-year postgraduate qualification following an undergraduate degree, or an equivalent four-year undergraduate degree, in a relevant discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0. This programme draws upon multiple disciplines to study conflict and terrorism, so a wide range of backgrounds will be considered.
Taught 180 points
You must have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0. This programme draws upon multiple disciplines to study conflict and terrorism, so a wide range of backgrounds will be considered.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.