MA Peace and Conflict Studies / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

Before taking this postgraduate course, I have always considered myself to have a solid professional experience in a variety of areas related to this course as I spent more than 9 years working with different UN agencies in conflict-affected countries.

The top-quality learning methodologies and the excellent teaching cadre have turned this programme into an eye-opener and a thought-provoking experience theoretically and practically. Indeed, the excitement in this postgraduate programme from the discovery through the process of in-depth learning and interaction is immensely satisfying.

Fakhri Mansour, Syria / MA Peace and Conflict Studies student
The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .

Students completing this MA may consider a wide range of career choices, including:

  • Civil Service (working within various government ministries, including the foreign office, international development office).
  • International Institutions (such as the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Department of Peacekeeping Operations and regional bodies such as the European Union, African Union, Organization of American States).
  • NGOs (local and international) working on peacebuilding initiatives.
  • Academia/Research Institutes/Think-Tanks.

For more information, see Careers and Employability .