Conflict Studies and Human Rights
The international community has, for several decades, sought to prevent and end conflict while helping to build sustainable peace. Where has it succeeded and how, and why has it failed elsewhere?
Our program explores the causes and consequences of the many armed conflicts that persist around the world and brings you to reflect objectively on issues such as human rights, war, peace, international security and much more.
If you’re interested in human rights, in understanding the conditions for peace, and in deconstructing the complexities of conflict, this program is a perfect fit!
General admission requirements
|Ontario||English or Français 4U||75%-79%|
|Quebec – CEGEP||English (603) or Français (601)||65%-69%|
|Quebec – Secondary V||English or Français||84%|
- The only program in Canada that combines conflict and human rights in this multidisciplinary way.
- We encourage critical perspectives, debate, and in-depth research into the causes of conflicts and the role of rights in resolving them.
- Because of our location in the nation’s capital and thanks to the scope of expertise our researchers and professor bring to the table, students frequently have the opportunity to meet guests and keynote speakers from embassies, government and around the world.
- Some courses are taught by professors from the Faculty of Law and, as such, the program is a great first undergraduate degree to pursue if you plan on eventually going to Law School or if you wish to go on to doing graduate studies (an MA or PhD).
- Development officer in peace-building initiatives
- Departmental assistant in international relations
- International development officer
- Program or project officer
- Security and defence policy analyst
- Conflict resolution worker
- Foreign-service officer
Other course examples
- ECH 4210 Conflict and Human Rights Field Research
- ECH 4320 Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
- ECH 4325 The Challenge of Democracy in International Affairs
- ECH 4350 Conflicts and the Peace Process in the Middle East
This program provides students with international opportunities as of their third year of study.
“This exceptional program deals with current issues and real-world problems. It helps students cultivate a critical mindset with regards to international matters unfolding right now. I find it’s an ideal happy medium between two important disciplines: politics and law. The program is exciting, engaging and can lead to so many careers. My classmates are equally motivated and my professors are fascinating!”
Omra Masstan, student
Our videos are often available in one language, however, we always try provide closed captioning in French or English.