Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict and Peace Studies - (PGDipCPS) 2022/23

Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict and Peace Studies - (PGDipCPS) 2022/23
@ University of Colombo

The Objective of this programme is to introduce concepts and theories of peace and conflict studies, focusing on methods of analyzing them, and the ways and means of managing, transforming, and resolving them, through a survey of peace and conflict literature. It will encourage students to scrutinize various types of conflicts in social, cultural, ethnic, economic, political, developmental, environmental and other such spheres.

Semester I

PGDCPS 5101 – Concepts and Theories of Peace and Conflict
PGDCPS 5102 – Practices of Conflict Management
PGDCPS 5103 – Sustainable Development and Peace
PGDCPS 5104  – Research Methodology

Semester II

PGDCPS 5201 – Constitutionalism and Conflict Studies in Sri Lanka
PGDCPS 5202 – Forced Migration and Displacement
PGDCPS 5203 – Regional Cooperation, Development and Peace
PGDCPS 5204 – Political Economy of Conflicts in Sri Lanka

The program of study leading to the PgDCPS, unless otherwise decided by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board for special reasons, as prescribed in the schedule shall be one academic year with eight (08) courses of 25 credits, offered in two semesters as prescribed in the Schedule.

The Program of Study and Examinations leading to the PgDCPS will shall be conducted in the conventional mode and/or through the information communication technology driven on-line mode or a combination of multi-modes and these By-Laws, and other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Regulations passed by the University of Colombo shall be so applied and interpreted in order to facilitate the effective conduct of the study program without compromising its integrity and quality.

The medium of instruction and examination shall be English.

The Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of the FGS shall appoint a Board of Examiners to conduct examinations and assess the performance of Candidates.


One Year

Course Fee

Rs 102,500/=

Course Level

Post Graduate Diploma




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Contact Details

+94 11 205 56 56, +9411 2 502127

35/30, Prof. Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka , Colombo 07

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