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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities
Peace Studies via distance learning
This Doctor Ph.D. Degree examines the fundamental questions in peace studies from various perspectives. What do we mean by peace? How do we understand violence, conflict, security, development, sustainability, democracy, equality and justice? What human values are involved in peaceful and conflicting cultures? What are the practical means of building peaceful relationships? What are the key challenges and the peaceful alternatives facing humanity now and in the future? There is no single response to these questions mainly because of the wide range of human peace- and conflict experience, and the complexity of interactions from the local to the global.
The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...
* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.
Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)
45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
"A good education should teach HOW to think, rather than WHAT to think." Deric Bircham, BIU President.
Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree
Peace Studies via distance learning
45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
+ 45 Academic credits - Peace Studies Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.
+ 45 Academic credits: Peace Studies Online
BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...
Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.
601PEA - The UN & International Organizations
602PEA - Cross Cultural Social Perspectives
603PEA - Comparative Human Rights Law
604PEA - Nonprofit Global Organizations - NGOs
605PEA - Third World & Developing Nations
606PEA - Terrorism
607PEA - Conflict Resolution
608PEA - Protection of Human Rights
609PEA - International Relations
610PEA - Diplomatic Relations
611PEA - World Politics & Globalization
612PEA - International Law
613PEA - Ethics & Social Responsibility
614PEA - International Crime & Security
615PEA - Peace Studies
Bibliography: Peace Studies via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Diplomacy.
Research work resources and network - Doctor - Peace Studies:
AIPAZ - Asociación Española de Investigación para la Paz
ALADI - Asociación Latinoamericana de Integración
BHA - British Humanist Association
BILA - International Law & Arbitration Association
CAPCS - Canadian Association of Peace and Conflict Studies
CAPS - Center for Conflict and Peace Studies
CDHCP - Centro de Derechos Humanos y Cultura de Paz
CECP - Association Construire Ensemble une Culture de Paix
CEMPROC - Fundación Estudio, Mediación, Paz y Resolución de Conflictos
CPR - International Institute For Conflict Prevention and Resolution
FCP - Fundación Cultura de Paz
FLAMASC - Federación Latinoamericana de Medios Alternativos de Solución de Conflictos
IAPCS - International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies
ICERM - International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation
IFPSD - International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development
IPB - International Peace Bureau
IPRA - International Peace Research Association
IRFWP - Inter Religious Federation for World Peace
MEDIAMOS - Asociación de Mediadores para la Resolución de Conflictos
MP - Mouvement de la Paix
OEI - Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos
OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe
PACTUM - Asociación Internacional de Mediación
PJSA - Peace and Justice Studies Association
SPSP - Society for Peace Studies and Practice
WPC - World Peace Council
WPSO - Women and Peace Studies Organization
Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...
+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).
Admission requirements: Doctor - Peace Studies
Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...
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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Peace Studies
The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...
EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.
The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Peace Studies. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Peace Studies to different Arts & Humanities decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...
EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.
The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Peace Studies, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Arts & Humanities
Peace Studies Online
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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Peace Studies