Distance Learning


Postgraduate Study by Supported Distance Learning

In addition to our on-campus postgraduate coursework program, we also offer the unique opportunity to undertake a Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies through a combination of supported distance learning and short trips to Sydney for intensive on-site learning.

This offers the chance to obtain an internationally recognised qualification, studying with world authorities in their respective fields, without having to uproot home, career or salary. Past students have been based in countries including Canada, Vietnam, France and the UK, as well as interstate in Australia.

Students wishing to undertake any of our postgraduate degrees in Distance Learning delivery mode should contact Distance Coordinator and CPACS Director, Associate Professor Jake Lynch

From 2015, the following units of study are available online:

PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies (core unit)
PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice (core unit from 2015)
PACS6911 Gender, Peace and Justice
PACS6922 Peaceful Conflict Transformation
PACS6923 Human Right to Food
PACS6924 Democracy in the Developing World
PACS6925 Peace and the Global Compact
PACS6930 Ethics for a Sustainable Peace

In 2015, the following units of study are being taught in short, intensive format during Summer and Winter Schools or during semester:

PACS6931 Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (core unit from 2015)
PACS6902 Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation
PACS6912 Nonviolence: Philosophy and Practice
PACS6913 Conflict in Organisations
PACS6914 Conflict-Resolving Media
PACS6928 Community Mediation: Theory and Practice
PACS6934 Conflict-Sensitive Development Practice

All our distance learning units of study are enhanced by the use of best practice e-learning design and technology. In addition, distance students will have the choice of three capstone experiences for their degree (Internship, Advocacy Project or Dissertation) while being distance-supervised and supported by staff in Sydney. Please note that entry to the Dissertation pathway requires departmental permission and is dependent on attaining a Distinction (75%) average in previous coursework units, including the core unit PACS6911 (Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies).

Please see the CPACS timetable for more information on session times for online and intensive units of study.