Units of Study

Students undertaking postgraduate coursework degrees at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies have the opportunity to study with expert researchers and practitioners in areas including nonviolence, community mediation, human rights, the United Nations, faith-based peacebuilding, and the psychology of peace.

For more information on the units of study currently on offer, please see the table below (for details of session date and time for each unit, you can view the DPACS timetable).

Since not all units in the program are offered in every calendar year, you can also find out more about our full range of electives on the Units of Study section of this website.

PACS6908 - Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Wendy Rose Lambourne


This unit provides an introduction to skills-building for peace practitioners in the context of deep-rooted, protracted social conflicts, Students learn how to analyse conflict situations and to assess appropriate interactive conflict resolution intervention strategies. Case studies, role plays and a simulation exercise are used to illustrate and develop skills in workshop design and facilitation of dialogue and conflict transformation.


class presentation and group role play/simulation (50%), 1x2500wd essay (30%), 1x1500wd written report (20%)


1x3-hr seminar/week

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney