Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies – The Copperbelt University – Ecampus

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies

Program Overview

The 100% Online Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies from The Copperbelt University teaches you methods and problem solving skills for conflict resolutions and negotiations.

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Duration
  • Tuition and Fees
Overview


Conflict is a part of the reality of our organisation, community & our daily life. Understanding the multi-fold and inter-related causes of violence and conflict, and creating the conditions for moving out of authoritarianism into a culture of peace and democracy, remains a major challenge in the world today, more particularly in Africa. The 100% Online Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies from The Copperbelt University teaches you methods and problem solving skills for conflict resolutions and negotiations. The added benefit of the 100% Online Modules gives you the flexibility to Interact with your peers, participate in discussion and get guidance from a world class faculty at your convenient time and place. The programme is intended for those who are already involved in conflict management but need further capacity building and those who choose a career in conflict management and peace building.


Courses

Each programme consists of course work followed by a dissertation. The three programmes are structured in four stages, Introductory (Stage I – Core and Common Courses); Theory (Stage II); Application (Stage III); and Dissertation (Stage IV) as outlined. Select a specialisation for a detailed breakdown.

Environment, Sustainable Development and Peace

Stage I

  • Introduction to Human Rights Concepts
  • Foundations in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Environmental Security and Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Studies

Stage II

  • Urban Environment, Environmental Management
  • Land Rights and Land Acquisition
  • Biodiversity and Development
  • Research Methods in Peace and Conflict

Stage III

  • Mineral Resources and Sustainability
  • Natural Resources, Pollution and Conflict
  • Housing, Dislocation and Evictions
  • Tourism and Peace

Stage IV

  • Dissertation
Human Rights, Governance and Peace Building

Stage I

  • Introduction to Human Rights Concepts
  • Foundations in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Environmental Security and Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Studies

Stage II

  • Democratization and Conflict Transformation
  • Governance, State and Nation Building
  • Land Rights and Land Acquisition

-Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Studies

Stage III

  • Ethnic Identity and Human Rights
  • Human Rights and Social Economics
  • Housing, Evictions and Dislocations
  • Civil Military Relations and Peacebuilding

Stage IV

  • Dissertation
Human Security and Development

Stage I

  • Introduction to Human Rights Concepts
  • Foundations in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Environmental Security and Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Studies

Stage II

  • Security and Development
  • African Economic Communities
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Refugees
  • Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Studies

Stage III

  • Dimensions of Peacebuilding
  • African Development Initiatives
  • Regional Integration and Peacebuilding
  • Civil-Military Relations and Peacebuilding

Stage IV

  • Dissertation
Admissions Requirements


A) Bachelor’s Degree from a  reputable / recognized  institution

-Candidates with professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA and other related may be considered.

B) O'level results showcasing 5 passing marks of 6 or better (English and Math are required) (International equivalent may also be submitted).

Duration

The programme will be offered through eLearning under the Directorate of Distance Educationand Open Learning for duration of minimum 15 months.

Tuition and Fees

Disclaimer: When budgeting for college, you should consider both direct and indirect expenses. All fees are subject for review,

Approved Tuition and Fees
Fee Name Zambian Nationals International Students Frequency
Application Free 150 Kwacha 20 USD One Time
Tuition Fee 4000 Kwacha 400 USD Per Course
Thesis 5000 ZMW 500 USD One Time
Technology Fee Included Included
Instructional Materials Included Included
E- Library Included Included

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