Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

The world is currently afflicted by many forms of political violence, from civil war and mass killings in the name of religion and ideology, to the radicalisation of people for terrorism.

In this interdisciplinary programme you can advance your knowledge and skills in 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.

This programme has guaranteed scholarships.

Programme structure

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)

  • Enter from an undergraduate qualification
  • Two core courses in the causes, dynamics and resolution of violent conflict and terrorism, and the ethics of war (30 points)
  • Elective courses (90 points or 105 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points or 60 points)

Research (120 point)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Two core courses in the causes, dynamics and resolution of violent conflict and terrorism, and the ethics of war (30 points)
  • Thesis (90 points)

Taught (120 point)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Two core courses in the causes, dynamics and resolution of violent conflict and terrorism, and the ethics of war (30 points)
  • Elective courses (30 points or 45 points)
  • Dissertation (45 points or 60 points)

You can find the requirements for your study in the MCTS Schedule, and take a look at our postgraduate courses in Conflict and Terrorism Studies.

Sample programme structure

Taught (180pt)

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    POLITICS 700
    Name:
    Peace, Conflict and Terrorism
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    POLITICS 773
    Name:
    From Dresden to Drones: The Ethics of War
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    POLITICS 793A
    Name:
    Dissertation
    Type:
    Dissertation
    Points:
    30 pts
Year 2 60 points
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    Stage VII course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    POLITICS 793B
    Name:
    Dissertation
    Type:
    Dissertation
    Points:
    30 pts

Sample programme structure

Research (120 point)

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    POLITICS 700
    Name:
    Peace, Conflict and Terrorism
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    POLITICS 773
    Name:
    From Dresden to Drones: The Ethics of War
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    POLITICS 794
    Name:
    Thesis
    Type:
    Thesis
    Points:
    90 pts

Subjects available in this programme

2017 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

  • Taught 180 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelors degree

  • Research 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in a relevant discipline with a GPA of 5.0. This programme draws upon multiple disciplines to study conflict and terrorism, so a wide range of backgrounds will be considered.

You must have completed a bachelors degree in a relevant discipline with a GPA of 5.0 in 45 points above Stage II. This programme draws upon multiple disciplines to study conflict and terrorism, so a wide range of backgrounds will be considered.

You must have completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in a relevant discipline with a GPA of 5.0. This programme draws upon multiple disciplines to study conflict and terrorism, so a wide range of backgrounds will be considered.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study or a four-year undergraduate degree

  • Taught 180 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Research 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study or a four-year undergraduate degree

  • IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System 6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

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.

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.

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.

How much does a Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,252.80 – $8,072.40*
International students
NZ$32,392 – $48,588*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester Two 2017
4 July 2017
Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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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.

Jobs related to this programme

Some career paths may require further study.

  • Conflict Analyst
  • Counterterrorism Analyst
  • Development Consultant
  • Disaster Management Specialist
  • Humanitarian Worker
  • Peace and Reconciliation Adviser
  • Policy Advisor
  • Researcher

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