Master of Arts Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security (MCPS)

The overall objective of the programme is to equip participants with effective tools for analytical thinking, good judgment, leadership and other critical managerial skills in conflict, peace and security.

The Specific Objectives are to:

  • Equip students with the skills to achieve the highest professional standards in Gender, Peace and Security; Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Management; Peace Brokering and Security Management.
  • Equip graduates with specialized knowledge and skills to play a meaningful role in management and provide professional leadership in Multi-Dimensional Peace Operations, International/Regional Organizations, Peace Councils, Civil Society Organizations as well as Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Meet the demands and aspirations for continuing education of employees serving in public and private sector organizations involved in conflict, peace and security issues.
  • Prepare interested individuals for a career in Peace and Security.
  • Improve opportunities for women to attain higher positions in international, regional and national organizations.

Courses Offered
  • Theories and Analysis of Conflict, Peace and Security
  • Research Methods in Conflict, Peace and Security
  • Governance and Leadership in Africa
  • Good Governance, and Democratic Practice in Peace and Security
  • International Law, Human Rights and Conflict in Africa
  • Contemporary and Emerging Security Issues in Africa–Seminar Series.
  • International Relations
  • National Security Framework
  • Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa
  • Gender, Human Rights and Conflicts in Africa
  • Gender, War and Conflict in Africa
  • Youth and Conflict in Africa
  • Migration,Citizenship and Conflict
  • Security Sector and Multi-Dimensional Peace Support Operations
Target Group
  • Security and Intelligence Agencies
  • International and Regional Organizations (e.g. United Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States, Southern African Development Community)
  • Civil Society Groups in Africa
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Diplomats
  • Civil/Public Servants
  • Members of the Legislature/Parliament/Judiciary
  • Individuals with an interest in Peace and Security Studies
Ogranization of Course

The course is organized in four sessions:

  • First Session: January-February
  • Second Session: May
  • Third Session : August-September
  • Fourth Session (Writing of dissertation) – October to December
Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master’s Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security requires a good Bachelor’s Degree (second class lower or better) or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized University. Basic understanding and comprehension of English is required.

The cost of application is Ghȼ150 for Ghanaians and US$50 for non-Ghanaians.

How to Apply
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Download the Application Form For other details about the course, contact the Registry on telephone +233 (0) 244 847 394, + 233(0) 206752054. E-mail: or , and