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Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies

Affiliated To: Tribhuvan University (TU)

Course

MA

Course Level

Master Degree

Duration

2 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Total Seats

50

Medium

English

Total Fee (NRS)

173,000

Recognition

UGC Approved

Overview

MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies at the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University

Course Overview:

The MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies program at the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies is designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary conflicts and their implications for peace and development. The program aims to equip graduates with theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and research expertise to address conflicts at various levels.

Course Outlines:

The program consists of four semesters and covers a wide range of topics related to conflict studies, peacebuilding, governance, security, research methods, and development studies. The course outlines for each semester are as follows:

  • First Semester: Conflict Studies, Governance: Concept and Issues, National Security, Models and Applications of Conflict Resolution, Research Methods.

  • Second Semester: Peace Studies, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Conflict and Peace, Gender, Conflict and Development, Studies in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Research Practicum, Fieldwork and Report Writing.

  • Third Semester: Development Studies, Natural Resource Conflict, Psychology and Personal Transformation, International Relations, Elective Courses (Power and Politics, Transitional Justice and Reconciliation, Violence and Human Security).

  • Fourth Semester: Migration, Refugee and Conflict, Political Economy of Conflict, Elective Courses (Peace-Tourism and Development, Peace and Disarmament, Public Policy and Global Governance, Disaster Management), Thesis.

Duration:

The MA program in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies is a two-year program consisting of four semesters.

Objectives:

The program aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of contemporary conflicts.
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills to analyze conflict dynamics.
  • Foster knowledge and skills in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and development.
  • Equip students with research methodologies and report writing skills.
  • Promote interdisciplinary approaches to conflict studies and peacebuilding.

Eligibility and Admission Procedure:

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from Tribhuvan University or a university recognized by Tribhuvan University are eligible to apply for the program. The admission process includes an entrance examination and an interview. Shortlisted applicants will be notified for enrollment.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of conflict theories, peacebuilding strategies, and development approaches.
  • Apply analytical tools and research methods to analyze and resolve conflicts.
  • Develop practical skills in conflict resolution, negotiation, and mediation.
  • Conduct fieldwork and report writing on conflict-related issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Understand the gender dimensions of conflict and development.
  • Apply interdisciplinary perspectives to address complex conflict situations.

Scope:

Graduates of the MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies program have diverse career opportunities in various fields such as:

  • Academic institutions as researchers and educators.
  • Government and non-governmental organizations in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
  • International organizations and agencies working on peace and development.
  • Policy analysis and advocacy organizations.
  • Humanitarian and relief organizations.
  • Journalism and media organizations covering conflict-related issues.

Fees Structures:

For detailed information about the fees structure, please contact the administration office of the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies at Tribhuvan University.

Career Prospects:

Graduates of the program can pursue a range of career paths, including:

  • Conflict analyst
  • Peacebuilding specialist
  • Policy analyst
  • Researcher
  • Mediator/negotiator
  • Development officer
  • Human rights advocate
  • Project coordinator
  • Consultant

Career Options:

The MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies program provides graduates with the flexibility to work in various sectors, including:

  • Education and academia
  • Government and public administration
  • Non-profit organizations
  • International organizations
  • Research and think tanks
  • Humanitarian and development agencies

Why Choose this Course:

Choosing the MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies program offers several advantages, including:

  • Comprehensive understanding of contemporary conflicts and their implications.
  • Interdisciplinary approach drawing insights from various social science disciplines.
  • Practical skills in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and development.
  • Opportunities for fieldwork, research, and internships.
  • Networking and collaboration with international partner institutions.
  • Diverse career prospects in academia, policy, and practice.

Scholarship:

Scholarship opportunities may be available for eligible students. For more information on scholarships, please inquire at the administration office of the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies.

Curriculum

Teaching and syllabus

The CPDS courses are taught by Tribhuvan University faculty from various departments, visiting professors from abroad, and experts from various specialized fields such as humanitarian relief; diplomacy, negotiation and mediation; military science, and human rights. 

The following is the list of courses for teaching:

First semester Credit hours
CPDS 551: Conflict Studies 3
CPDS 552: Governance: Concept and Issues 3
CPDS 553: National Security 3
CPDS 554: Models and Applications of Conflict Resolution 3
CPDS 555: Research Methods 4
Total credit hours 16

 

Second semester Credit hours
CPDS 561: Peace Studies 3
CPDS 562: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Conflict and Peace 3
CPDS 563: Gender, Conflict and Development 3
CPDS 564: Studies in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 3
CPDS 565: Research Practicum, Fieldwork and Report Writing 4
Total credit hours 16

 

Third semester Credit hours
CPDS 571: Development Studies 3
CPDS 572: Natural Resource Conflict 3
CPDS 573: Psychology and Personal Transformation 3
CPDS 574: International Relations 3
Elective courses (Any one)  
CPDS 575-1: Power and Politics 3
CPDS 575-2: Transitional Justice and Reconciliation 3
CPDS 575-3: Violence and Human Security 3
Total credit hours 15

 

Fourth semester Credit hours
CPDS 581: Migration, Refugee and Conflict 3
CPDS 582: Political Economy of Conflict 3
Elective courses (Any one)  
CPDS 583-1: Peace-Tourism and Development 3
CPDS 583-2: Peace and Disarmament 3
CPDS 583-3: Public Policy and Global Governance 3
CPDS 583-4: Disaster Management 3
CPDS 585: Thesis 6
Total credit hours 15

Alternative to the above-mentioned courses in the fourth semester, students can opt to undertake the following research works:

Fourth semester Credit hours
CPDS 590: Research Work and Thesis Writing 15
CPDS 590 consists the following components: 
Term paper (1 no.) 1
Report (2 nos.) 4
Thesis 10
Total credit hours 15

 

Contact Details of Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

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