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 and international security. If you’re interested in issues relating to conflict and human rights, this program is a perfect fit!
General admission requirements
|Ontario||English or Français 4U||± 75%|
|Quebec – CEGEP||English (603) or Français (601)||± 65%|
|Quebec – Secondary V||English or Français||84%|
- The only program in Canada that combines the study of conflict and human rights.
- We take a multidisciplinary approach and encourage critical perspectives, debate, and in-depth research into the causes of conflicts and the role of human rights in resolving conflicts.
- Because of our location in the nation’s capital, and the expertise of our researchers and of our professors, students have the opportunity to meet guests and keynote speakers from government and from around the world.
- Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this program, some courses are taught by professors at the Faculty of Law, making this ideal for students interested in pursuing a law degree.
- Our students are offered fantastic experiential learning opportunities through field research courses, international internships, exchanges and practical projects.
- Department assistant in international relations
- International development officer
- Development officer in peace-building initiatives
- Program or project officer
- Security and defence policy analyst
- Foreign-service office
- Conflict resolution worker
- 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 and is an ideal happy medium between two important disciplines: politics and law. It helps students cultivate a critical mindset with regards to international matters unfolding right now.”
Omra Mastan, student
Our videos are often available in one language, however, we always try provide closed captioning in French or English.