Graduate Diploma in Human Security and Peacebuilding Royal Roads University




Course info


The Graduate Diploma (GD) in Human Security and Peace building program is a one-year, interdisciplinary graduate program that responds to the increasing demand for leadership in humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, conflict management and peace building in international contexts. Peace building is viewed as a broad concept which emphasises social transformation integrating short-term (development) initiatives into long-term, sustainable peace processes. The program provides working professionals, or those aspiring to work in the field, with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to help restore peace and civil society in post-conflict contexts.

Learning Outcomes:

Royal Roads University works with an outcomes-based learning model. Learning outcomes are clear, plain language descriptors of knowledge and performance tasks that students demonstrate in order to successfully complete a program.

Within the GD in Human Security and Peace building, there are five key learning outcome domains:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Knowledge
  • Professional Skills & Practice

Using learning outcomes helps to clarify a program’s focus, helps students connect their program to their workplace, provides a focus for assessment/evaluation, and helps employers understand the benefits of the program. Read more about the learning outcomes.

Who it’s for:

Many of our students have experience in complex emergency environments, working in either domestic or international settings within NGOs, government and military, as well as First Nation or indigenous populations. These professionals have experience in human security and peace building, and are now looking to further develop their understanding of the complex interrelationship between economic, political, and social development, and human security. This program will enable them to advance their professional practice in complex conflict-related contexts.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Diploma in Human Security and Peacebuilding.

Online/Distance with attendence (1 year)

Tuition fees

CAD$16,340.00 (9,85,214) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


10-Jan-22, 09-Jan-23


Royal Roads University

2005 Sooke Road,


British Columbia (BC),

V9B 5Y2, Canada

Entry requirement for international students


Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field, with a minimum GPA of 'B+' (3.33/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.


  • Applicants who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA requirement, will be required to have a minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Applicants without an undergraduate degree will normally require 10 years of work experience, with a minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in a leadership or management position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • All flexible admission applicants will be required to take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" and obtain a minimum B+ (77%).

English Language Requirements:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in listening and reading
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 88 overall with a minimum 24 in writing and 20 in listening, reading and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English – Academic (PTE-A): 60 overall with a minimum 60 in writing and speaking and 58 minimum in listening and reading

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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