Peace and Conflict Studies Program Offered at Africa Nazarene University

Bachelors Degree 4 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Bachelors Degree (Accredited by: Africa Nazarene University)

About Peace and Conflict Studies Bachelors Degree program.

Peace Building and Conflict Studies skills are crucial for the stabilization and advancement of society. The Peace & Conflict Studies program trains experts who can help bring sustainable peace among diverse communities.
Graduates from this program will be prepared for careers involving mediation, security, justice, defense, relations, diplomacy, peace advocacy, and community development.

The overall purpose of peace and conflict programs is to prepare students as potential leaders with peacemaking and conflict studies skills, which they can apply to daily life situations, regardless of their academic disciplines or chosen professions.
The programs have been developed to provide a Christian interdisciplinary perspective to the study of conflict, violence, war, and peace.
Christian approach to peace and conflict studies is essential in view of the highly complex, interconnected, interdependent world in which we live. This requires an understanding that allows people to respond creatively, rather than thoughtlessly, to conflict and violence at various levels.

Objectives of Peace and Conflict Studies

This Peace Building and Conflict Studies degree program at Africa Nazarene seeks to offer students a thorough grounding in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies skills through the outcomes of content, competence, character, and context.  This will assist them to develop analytical skills and approaches to conflict studies and to find the best solutions using appropriate tools. 

Specifically, this Peace Building and Conflict Studies program graduates will be able to meet the following degree objectives:

  1. Develop strategies for solving the conflict in given situations,
  2. Apply effective peace-building tools and negotiations skills in solving various types of conflicts,
  3. Formulate policies and strategies for community development and conflict mitigation,
  4. Assess environments, establish possible conflicts and apply negotiations skill into decision making and conflict mitigation

Entry requirements for Peace and Conflict Studies

The minimum entry requirements for the Peace Building and Conflict Studies program at Africa Nazarene University are:

  • Overall Grade of C+ in KCSE and C in Maths
  • 2 principals & a Subsidiary (A’level),
  • 5 credits in IGCSE or equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 2.3 from Diploma
  • Credit pass at Diploma level

Exemptions awarded to applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.7.

Peace and Conflict Studies Course Subjects

  • Peace and Cultural Studies
  • Principles of Negotiation Skills
  • History of Peace Movements
  • Theories about Peace
  • Violence and Conflict
  • Peace Education
  • Gender, Conflict and Peace
  • Principles of Management
  • Peace and Journalism
  • Capacity Building and Sustainable Development
  • Conflict Transformation and Intercultural Dialogue
  • Peacekeeping and its Partners in Conflicts
  • Foundations of International Relations
  • Human rights: Concepts and Issues
  • Project Development and Management
  • Professional Ethics and Responsibility
  • Leadership Principles and Styles
  • Refugee Studies
  • Peace-Building and Post-Conflict Development
  • Religion and Peace Building
  • International Cooperation and Development
  • Armed Conflict and International Peace-Keeping
  • Project Proposal and Report Writing
  • Food Security
  • Political Economy of African States
  • Terrorism: Threat and Response
  • Research Methods

Electives (6 Units)

  • Philosophy of Peacemaking from a Christian Perspective
  • Theory and Practice of Conflict Resolution
  • Community Development and Conflict Resolution
  • Restorative Justice in Contemporary Conflict
  • Building Peace in Africa
  • Inter-Cultural Communication
  • Human Resource Management
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Justice and Peace in East Africa
  • Small Scale Business Management
  • Religious Unity and Peacemaking
  • African Customary Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Public Relations
  • Conflict, Resolution, Management, and Transformation
  • Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Ethics in African Traditional Religions
  • International Security
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Counseling Skills
  • Counseling in Times of Crisis

About Africa Nazarene University

Africa Nazarene University is a Chartered Private Christian University sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene International and is a member of the worldwide family of Nazarene institutions.

Since its establishment in 1994, Africa Nazarene University has grown in leaps and bounds to be a reputable institution of Higher Learning, known ... read more