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Peace and Conflict Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
At the Peace and Conflict Studies program offered by the University of Waterloo, you’ll learn from renowned specialists in peace-building who bring both academic and practical expertise.
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Overview

Find peaceful solutions to conflicts large and small and develop a toolkit for creating positive social change.

Understand the factors that drive conflict and violence. Think critically about how peace can be built in complex situations to move towards a healthy society where communities and individuals flourish. Explore the theory and practice of conflict resolution, human rights, and international development, and get some first-hand experience through co-op placements.

Build even closer ties to your classmates and professors? Join the Peace and Conflict Studies Living-Learning Community. Then put your classroom learning to work in a Peace and Conflict Studies internship offered by the University of Waterloo at home or abroad — students have worked with not-for-profit organizations in more than 50 countries around the world, including Peru, Guatemala, Laos, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Research & marketing assistant
  • Junior project analyst in enterprise strategic initiatives
  • Program coordinator
  • Workplace campaign coordinator
  • Communications assistant
  • Project coordinator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Peace is Everybody's Business
  • Roots of Conflict, Violence and Peace
  • Conflict Resolution
  • A History of Peace Movements
  • Quest for Peace in Literature and Film

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • We recommend completing the Admission Information Form once you've applied. (online)

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:

  • Any Grade 12 U English (minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35300 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35300 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7200 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7200 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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