Current Students

Student-coordinated Q&A session with Julian Burnside AO QC, recipient of the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize

Student-coordinated Q&A session with Julian Burnside AO QC, recipient of the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize

The vibrant student community at CPACS is composed of a diverse array of local and international coursework and research students. Our community also includes students from interstate and overseas undertaking supported distance learning, who periodically come to Sydney for intensive on-site units of study.

The intensive, hands-on nature of our teaching program and the strong emphasis on community outreach and advocacy, provide students with a range of opportunities for building strong, lasting relationships with their peers and mentors. Students play an integral role in contributing to the culture of the Centre and to the coordination and promotion of events and various advocacy projects.

CPACS currently has almost 90 students enrolled across six postgraduate and research degrees. Enrolments in postgraduate coursework units of study are bolstered by significant numbers of students cross-listing from Development Studies, International Relations and other programs, making a welcome addition to the CPACS
student community.

Students in a practical exercise during an intensive unit

Students in a practical exercise during an intensive unit (PACS6912 Non-violence: Philosophy and Practice)

Each year, Peace and Conflict Studies students represent a wide variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, with diverse prior employment and volunteering experiences.

Students come from as far and wide as Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru, Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, China, Taiwan, New Zealand, Israel, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the United States. We are also pleased to welcome a number of AUSAID-sponsored students each year, including two students each year from The Philippines.