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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies

The world is currently afflicted by many forms of political violence, from civil war and mass killings in the name of religion and ideology to the radicalization of people for terrorism.

In this interdisciplinary programme you can advance your knowledge and skills in the study of war, ethnic and religious conflict, cybercrime, terrorism, and radicalization.

You can learn from researchers who have worked for international institutions such as the United Nations and the World Bank.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Develop the specialist knowledge and skills for careers in government and security, international organisations, policy making, peacekeeping and post-conflict development. Our graduates in this field have careers in government agencies, non-governmental and corporate organisations in a number of countries.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Conflict analyst
  • Counterterrorism analyst
  • Development consultant
  • Disaster management specialist
  • Humanitarian worker
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Peace and reconciliation advisor
  • Policy advisor

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum program requirements

  • Normally this requires a completed bachelor honors degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized university (or similar) overseas.
  • An undergraduate degree
  • GPE 5.0