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Postgraduate Peace Studies

This is for the world changers

Make a global impact in areas including peace, resilience, social justice, development, and conflict resolution.

Our postgraduate Peace Studies courses are delivered at the Division of Peace Studies and International Development, renowned as a centre for excellence in research, teaching, training, and policy engagement. You'll learn, share experiences, and network with staff and students from around the world.

Postgraduate on-campus Open Day

Tuesday 25 April, 16:00 - 19:30

Join us on campus to find out about courses, career options, funding, and life as a postgraduate student at Bradford.

Courses in this subject

We have 4 courses in this area.

Study level: Postgraduate
Duration: Sept - 12 months (15 with placement) / Jan - 15 months (18 with placement)
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Postgraduate
Duration: September start - 24 months / January start - 27 months
Attendance mode: Part-time
Study level: Postgraduate
Duration: Sept - 12 months (15 with placement) / Jan - 15 months (18 with placement)
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Postgraduate
Duration: September start - 24 months / January start - 27 months
Attendance mode: Part-time

Career prospects

Peace studies graduates are equipped with a range of skills, allowing them to pursue a variety of careers after graduation. Recent destinations include:

  • local graduate government officer
  • advocacy officer
  • national and local government
  • global governance institutions
  • research institutes
  • international, national, and local development agencies
  • environmental advocacy and policy work
  • private sector strategy and governance for sustainability
peace studies and development

Want to find out more?

Get answers to your questions about postgraduate study at Bradford:

Register for updates, make an enquiry or arrange a call with a member of teaching staff.

Meet our postgraduate Peace Studies students

Our students choose to study a postgraduate Peace Studies degree for a number of reasons.

Explore our students' stories to find out about their backgrounds, ambitions, and how they are finding the postgraduate experience at Bradford.

Rehmah Kasule

MA Peace, Conflict and Development

Rehmah won Africa's Most Influential Women in Civil Society and Government award and the Fortune/Goldman Sachs Global Women Leaders Award.

"As a Peace-Builder and Global Ambassador for “Let Girls Learn”, I also want to focus on peace building for young people by introducing peace studies into education systems. I really want to work with different governments to see how we can integrate peace studies into global education."

Read Rehmah's story

Jeeyoung Moon

MA Peace, Conflict and Development (Rotary)

Jeeyoung is from Seoul in Korea. Growing up in the Korean peninsula, she found international relations and affairs fascinating.

"I believe my experience in Bradford has allowed me to develop the skills and capacities I need to reach my full potential as an agent of peace. It will broaden my perspective and encourage me to work hard to find better solutions and become a valuable member of society."

Read Jeeyoung's story

A smartly dressed person sitting down and smiling at the camera, with plants in the background.

Tamanda Liyao

MA Peace, Conflict and Development

After her undergraduate degree in International Development, Tamanda did an internship at TEVET Authority in Malawi.

"I definitely want to go and work with the women on the ground for a couple of years. With that experience, I then want to go and work with organisations that make and change policies that will help people. I want to be a policy maker and I think I can only do that efficiently if I've actually got that real-life experience."

Read Tamanda's story

Tamanda Liyao, Peace, Conflict and Development student

Momo Suzuki

MA Peace, Conflict and Development

Momo is from Tokyo in Japan. She has previously studied International Relations at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and completed a year as an exchange student in Canada.

"In the future, I want to work for an international organisation such as the United Nations (UN), to help people who are affected by conflict. I think my experiences on this course will help me to achieve my dream to work in the UN. Also, to help make this dream come true, I would like to work for a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) after I graduate from the University."

Read Momo's story

Japanese student Momo Suzuki wearing a pink kimono at the international students' welcome event

Postgraduate finance and funding

Postgraduate study is an investment in your future, and funding your degree has never been easier.

There are a range of options to help you cover the costs of studying, including loans and scholarships. Current and past University of Bradford students can also benefit from our Alumni Discount Scheme.

Find out more about financing your postgraduate studies:

Tuition fees

Tuition fees cover the cost of your registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessment and examination.

Master's loans

Government loans of up to £11,836 are available to help cover your tuition fees and living costs while you study.


Every year the University of Bradford invests over £4m in scholarships to help students from all backgrounds. 

Doctoral loans

The government provides doctoral loans of up to £27,892 to help cover your course fees and living costs while you study.

Ready to apply?

Find out how to submit your application.