Academic Departments

UPEACE’s academically rigorous and diverse curriculum challenges students to combine serious theoretical study with meaningful real-world learning experiences in a multi-cultural environment.

As an organisation committed to the goals of the United Nations, UPEACE focuses on providing high quality teaching and training in critical areas of international concern. Faculty at UPEACE are both serious academics and experienced practitioners. Our professors teach, mentor, and invest in the success of every student.

The Masters programmes offered by UPEACE are intrinsically interdisciplinary. This contributes greatly to the holistic knowledge acquired by students; coursework draws from economics, political science, international relations, sociology and other academic disciplines, as well as from areas such as development studies, environmental studies and gender studies.  While all programmes maintain a focus on the core concepts of peace, by drawing from these diverse areas, they also seek to provide students with robust frameworks of analysis that will enable them to understand the complex challenges now facing the international community. 

In this respect, another key dimension of the UPEACE programmes is a commitment to multiculturalism and diversity of perspectives.  This approach is mainstreamed throughout all programmes, from their design, to the identification of professors and lecturers, to the composition of the student body.  By ensuring that a wide range of national, regional, cultural, religious, gender and other perspectives are represented, UPEACE programmes enhance the opportunity for all involved to engage in thoughtful and nuanced dialogue about current, challenging international issues. 

Whatever Masters program students choose, they acquire a solid foundation in peace and conflict studies. UPEACE is proud to offer 11 Masters Programmes within three Academic Departments: