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Conflict Studies

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  • Program requirements

The Faculty of Human Sciences (FHS) at Saint Paul University offers a PhD in Conflict Studies, which is conferred jointly by the senates of Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa under the terms of the federation agreement between them.

This bilingual (English-French) program caters to students from both academic and professional backgrounds. In accordance with  Saint Paul University regulations, students have the right to submit their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English. The program is offered on a full-time basis.

The program, administered by the School of Conflict Studies,  focuses particularly on four interrelated themes: ethnic, religious, moral and social justice dimensions of conflicts. To arrive at a comprehensive understanding of these dimensions of conflict, the program takes a multidisciplinary approach.

Graduates of the PhD program will be prepared to:

  • Generate original, theoretically informed analyses based on in-depth knowledge of the ethnic, religious, moral and social justice dimensions of conflicts;
  • Design and conduct research that contributes to the advancement of the knowledge of one or more of these aspects or facets of conflicts within the field of Conflict Studies.

Students are encouraged to consult the list of professors and their areas of interest which are posted on the FHS website to determine whom they might want to ask to serve as a supervisor for their doctoral work.

The program operates within the framework of the General Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS), which are posted on the FGPS website.