Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
Contact the university / college
Intakes
July Mar
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 5,517
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 22,130

About this course

This interdisciplinary programme enables students to advance their knowledge and skills in the study of war, ethnic and religious conflict, cybercrime, terrorism and radicalisation. As such, students will learn from experienced researchers about the causes, dynamics and consequences of political violence, as well as the various practical and ethical approaches to its prevention and resolution.

Entry Requirements

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

University of Auckland

Completed one of the following with a GPA of 5.0:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in a relevant discipline (Taught 120 points)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in a relevant discipline (Research 120 points)
  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant discipline (Taught 180 points)

Another tertiary institution

Completed one of the following with a GPE of 5.0 from a recognised university (or similar institution):

  • One year of postgraduate study or a four-year undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (Taught or Research 120 points)
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (Taught 180 points)

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 5
  • Australia (%): 70-75%
  • China (%): 80-85%
  • India (%):60-65%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Iran (Grade Average): 15.0-15.5
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.9
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
  • Taiwan (%): 82-87%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • UK (%): 60-65%
  • USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0

Curriculum

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)

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