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

The overall objective of the Master’s Programmes 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:

  • Ensure participants achieve the highest professional standards in conflict prevention, resolution, security management and peace brokering.
  • Equip graduates with specialized knowledge and skills to play a meaningful role in management and provide professional leadership in Peace Support Operations, 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.

Courses Offered
  • Theories and Analysis of Conflict, Peace and Security
  • Research Methods in Conflict, Peace and Security
  • Governance and Leadership in Africa
  • Political Violence in Africa
  • International Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflicts
  • Nationalism and Identity in Africa
  • Contemporary and Emerging Security Issues – (Seminar Series)
  • International Relations
  • Security Sector and Multi-Dimensional Peace Support Operations
  • Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development
  • Youth and Conflicts in Africa
Target Group

The Master’s Programmes are opened to participants in Africa and beyond. Individuals from the following groups/organizations are encouraged to apply:

  • Security and Intelligence Agencies
  • International and Regional Organizations (e.g. UN, AU, SADC, ECOWAS)
  • Civil Society Groups
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Public Servants
  • Members of the Legislature/Parliament/Judiciary
  • Future Political Leaders
  • Programme Specific Details

    Applicants to the Executive Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security (EMCPS) must be Senior Executives and Practitioners in the field of Peace and Security.

    The Programme will be organized on weekends (Fridays 3pm – 7pm; and Saturdays; 9am – 3pm) from November 2023.

    Requirements for Admission

    Applicants to the Executive Master of Arts in Conflict, Peace and Security (EMCPS) must be Senior Executives and Practitioners in the field of Peace and Security.

    Admission to the Master’s Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security (Executive and Regular Weekend) requires a good Bachelor’s Degree (second class lower or better). Applicants with Third Class must have at least two (2) years relevant working experience and may be required to undergo interview. Basic understanding and comprehension of English is required. The course is opened to both male and female applicants, but female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

    The cost of application is Ghȼ250 for Ghanaians and US$50 for non-Ghanaians.

    How to Apply
    Download the application Form : download the application form.

    For other details about the course, contact the Registry on telephone +233 (0) 59 9300153, +233(0) 24 7480741 /e-mail; ;

    Applicants must indicate the option of the course they are applying for Executive or Regular Weekend on the application form

    Closing Date for Applications:

    Friday, 8th September 2023.