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

The overall objective of the course is to equip students with effective tools for analytical thinking, leadership and 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 Conflict, Peace and Security; Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Management; Peace Brokering and Security Management;
  • Equip graduates with specialized knowledge and skills to play meaningful roles in managing and providing professional leadership in Multi-Dimensional Peace Operations, International/Regional Organizations, Infrastructures for Peace, 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 the issue areas of conflict, peace and security;
  • Hone the skills of interested individuals in peace and security-related careers;
  • Improve opportunities for women to attain higher positions in international, regional and national organizations.

Courses Offered
  • Theories and Analysis of Conflict, Peace and Security
  • International Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflicts
  • Governance and Leadership in Africa
  • Research Methods in Conflict, Peace and Security
  • International Relations
  • Political Violence in Africa
  • Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development
  • Security Sector and Multi-Dimensional Peace Support Operations
  • Youth and Conflicts in Africa
  • Migration, Citizenship and Conflict
  • Cyber Security and Cyber Crime in Africa
  • Introduction and Perspectives to Emerging Security Issues in Africa
  • Maritime Security in Africa
  • Building Infrastructures for Peace in Africa: Understanding the Roles of Infrastructures for Peace in Africa
  • Trafficking Networks 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 Organisations (e.g. UN, AU, SADC, ECOWAS)
  • Civil Society in Africa
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
  • Public Servants
  • Members of the Legislature/Parliament/Judiciary
  • Future Political Leaders
Programme Specific Details

    The Programme will be organized in three modular sessions on evenings of weekdays (Monday-Friday from 5pm-9pm) from October 2021.

    The Programme will be organized on weekends (Fridays 3pm – 7pm; and Saturdays 9am –3pm) from October 2021.

Requirements for Admission

Admission to the Master’s Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security (Evening and Weekend options) 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 an interview. 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
Please click here to download the Application Forms.

For other details about the course, contact the Registry on telephone +233(0)206752054; +233(0) 54 8335027 / e-mail:,

Applicants must indicate the course they are applying for (Evening or Weekend) on the application form.

Closing Date for Applications:

Friday, 8th September 2023.