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

The overall objective of the course 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 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 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
  • 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
  • International Relations
  • Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development in Africa
  • Gender, Human Rights and Conflicts in Africa
  • Youth and Conflict in Africa
  • Migration,Citizenship and Conflict
  • Security Sector and Multi-Dimensional Peace Support Operations
  • Migration, Citizenship and Conflict
Target Group

The course is opened to participants from the African Continent and beyond. Targeted participants working with 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 in Africa
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Diplomats
  • Civil/Public Servants
  • Members of the Legislature/Parliament
  • The Judiciary
  • Individuals with an interest in Peace and Security Studies
Ogranization of Course

The Course will be organized in four modular sessions as follows:

  • 1st Session (21st January –22nd February 2019)
  • 2nd Session (6th – 31st May 2019)
  • 3rd Session (19th August – 20th September 2019)
  • 4th Session – Writing of Dissertation (October 2019 to January 2020)
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.

How to Apply
The application must be done before the 31st of October 2018. Please find the form online : 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 academic.registry@kaiptc.org, ou fuseini.sandamusah@kaiptc.org, ou margaret.sosuh@kaiptc.org, ou philip.makafuiankah@kaiptc.org