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Honours B.A. in Conflict Studies

School of Conflict Studies

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Admission applications for September 2024 are now accepted.

Program description

The B.A. in Conflict Studies is designed to prepare you to analyze and manage various disputes in a professional manner by demonstrating both objectivity and empathy. No matter what the conflict situation, whether it is local, national or international, you will be equipped to resolve disputes.

In order to do so, you will examine the origins and dynamics that underlie conflicts while taking into consideration their political, psychological and social dimensions. With the help of case studies, practical exercises and lectures, you will deepen and apply methods that serve to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts. You will learn how to use various active listening techniques and several negotiation and mediation tools. To do this, you will explore a wide range of non-violent, humanitarian and diplomatic solutions to conflicts, as well as actions that promote peace, social justice and reconciliation.

By the end of the program, you will know how act as a neutral third-party while being able to propose conflict resolution strategies and comprehensive response plans.

Who should apply?

Anyone who wants to reflect on the political, psychological and social aspects that are often at the root of conflict. Also, anyone who is interested in human rights and international affairs and wants to participate actively in the resolution of any type of conflict.

The Centre for Informal Dispute Resolution

The Centre for Informal Dispute Resolution is an organization with a practical orientation run by the School of Conflict Studies. It offers students the opportunity to enhance their practical training in the informal, inclusive and peaceful resolution of disputes.

Admission details

Enrollment: full-time or part-time
Program length: 8 terms or 4 years (full-time).
Program delivery: some courses are also offered online
Languages: this program is offered in English and in French.

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Scholarship possibilities

Students registered in this program may be eligible for a number of scholarships.
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A student enrolled in the Conflict Studies (Honours Bachelor of Arts) program may add a complementary minor, according to the student’s particular interests and requirements.

This diploma is conferred jointly with the University of Ottawa.