Distance Learning

Postgraduate study by supported distance learning
As well as the postgraduate program offered on campus, we now offer the chance to study for our Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies by 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 must apply to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences instead of the International Office or the University Admissions Centre.

From 2012, the following units of study are available online:

PACS6915 Human Rights, Peace and Justice
PACS6922 Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means
PACS6923 The Human Right to Adequate Food
PACS6924 The Democratisation of the Developing World
PACS6925 Peace and the Global Compact
PACS6930 Ethics for a Sustainable Peace

In 2012, the following units of study are being taught in short, intensive format at Summer and Winter Schools or during semester:

PACS6902 Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation
PACS6910 Peace through Tourism
PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
PACS6913 Conflict in Organisations
PACS6914 Conflict-resolving Media
PACS6927 Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
PACS6928 Community Mediation: Theory and Practice

All our distance learning courses are enhanced by the use of up-to-date techniques for meeting online and for sharing audio and visual material. In addition, you have the option of writing a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words (counts as two units, PACS6904 and 6905) while being distance-supervised and supported by staff in Sydney. NB this 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.