Doctoral Programme Admission

UPDATE: The application deadline for the 2016 academic year has been extended to 15-March-2016

The Charter of the University, Article 15.2. gives the power to the University to grant Doctoral Degrees in the area of “Irenology, which shall comprise the study of peace, education for peace and human rights."

Full-time (Research) Doctorate: in accordance with the Mandate, the UPEACE designed the Full-time (Research) Doctorate, as a research degree that develops professionals’ research expertise in their chosen area of interest, leading to careers in teaching and in research-related institutions and requires residency at UPeace. Thus, the Full-time (Research) Doctorate at the UPeace primarily prepares students for work in an academic/educational setting. This programme is designed to be completed in 3 years.

The Part-time (Professional) Doctorate: is conceived of as a doctorate with a particular focus on applied research (or research done for professional purposes). The Part-time (Professional) Doctorate may be aimed at those pursuing primarily professional rather than academic careers. However, the Part-time (Professional) Doctorate is at the same level as the Full-time (Research) Doctorate, and both demand the same level of academic rigor.  This programme is designed to be completed in 4 years.

Area of Interest/Study

UPEACE already offers a broad range of coursework and educational research opportunities, with specializations in the following regular M.A. programs:

• Environment, Development and Peace (with specialization in Climate Change Policy, Environment Security and Governance, Sustainable Food Systems, and Sustainable Natural Resource Management)

Gender and Peace Building

International Law (with specializations in Human Rights and Settlement of Disputes)

International Peace Studies

    • Media, Peace and Conflict Studies
    • Peace Education
    • Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development

The official name of the Doctoral Degree will follow the model already established by the Master Programmes. Therefore, the title formally will be: “Doctoral Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies”.

**You can download the complete Doctoral Programme Guideline here.**


 For information about the Doctoral Programme at UPEACE, please contact doctorate@upeace.org.