Description of the 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.

Units Offered

CORE UNITS (27 Units)

  • 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
Admission Requirements

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.

Duration of the Program
  • 8 Trimesters


  • 2 Years and 8 Months


  • 4 Academic years
Mode of Study

Distance Learning


Part Time

Locations where the program is offered
  • Nairobi Campus
Next Intake
  • January
  • May
  • September
Fee Structure

Fee Structure- 2015- Undergraduate

Fee Structure- 2017- DL

School or Department which program is offered under

Governance, Peace and Security