Admission Requirements | ABUAD Peace and Conflict Studies Programmes

Admission Requirements:

Admission by Entrance - UTME

O level Requirement - Five credits in not more than 2 sittings including English, Mathematics and any 3 Arts, Social Sciences, or science subject.

UTME Requirements - Candidates must have a minimum score recommended by JAMB and also meet the post UTME examination requirements conducted by the University. The acceptable UTME subjects are English Language and any other 3 subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, or science.


Admission by Direct Entry

Possess the Advance Level of General Certificate of Education or its equivalent in at least two subjects. Possess National Diploma in Public Administration and relevant courses from recognize institution approved by the senate of Afe Babalola University.

Our undergraduate programme prepares our students well for postgraduate studies in Peace and Conflict, strategic studies, development studies and related fields in reputable higher institutions home and abroad.

Basic Admission Requirements for PGD Programmes:

The criteria for admission into the PGD programme in Peace and Conflict Studies will be as follows:

  1. Candidates must satisfy the matriculation requirements of the University including English Language.
  2. A minimum of 3rd Class Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies or a related discipline awarded by an approved and accredited University.
  • HND and/or professional qualifications cognate to Peace and Conflict Studies from a recognized institution with not less than upper credit.


Duration of Programme

  1. Full-Time PGD shall run for a minimum of two (2) Semesters and a maximum of four (4) Semesters.
  2. The Part-time shall run for a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters.


Admission Requirements

  1. Candidates must satisfy the matriculation requirements of the University including English Language at the O/level
  2. Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies or related discipline from an approved university with its accredited by the NUC.
  • Candidates with a minimum of second class lower degree and a CGPA of 3.00 on a five point scale.
  1. Candidates with a Post Graduate Diploma degree in Peace and Conflict Studies or from a cognate discipline awarded by a recognized institution with not less than an upper credit.


Duration of Programme

  1. A full-time Master’s Programme runs for a minimum of 3 semesters and a maximum of 5 semesters.
  2. Part-time master’s programme runs for a minimum of 6 semesters and maximum of 8 semesters.
  • For extension beyond the specified maximum period, a special permission of the Board of Postgraduate School shall be required.

All our teaching staff are available for further enquiry:

  1. Dr Demola Akinyoade

(Programme Coordinator)

+234 (0)805 770 2787


  1. Dr Isiaka Alani Badmus

+234 (0)806 264 6295


  1. Dr Bukola Anjola-Ayeni

+234-(0) 8073771466


  1. Dr Anthony Agbegbedia

+234 (0) 803 496 4368


  1. Mr Tunde Raji

+234 (0) 803 861 1808


  1. Miss Bethel Oluwatosin Adedeji

+234 (0) 806 741 1718


  1. Mr Justin Iorwuese Ajaver

+234 (0) 803 607 7429


  1. Mr Babatunde Oyinloye


Fuller Listing of Career Opportunities with degrees in PCS:

Restorative Justice

  • Addressing historical and on-going harms against indigenous people
  • Community-based restorative justice
  • National restoration processes (addressing historical structural harm)
  • Prison system reform


Nonviolent Social Change

  • Active nonviolence
  • Community organizing, mobilization or social action/movements
  • Issue-based educational campaigns
  • Media/journalism/writing
  • Minority and marginalized empowerment and civil rights advocacy


Law: Advocacy and Solidarity

  • Family law and domestic violence protection Human rights law
  • Immigration law, immigrant services and education
  • Indigenous cultural preservation, solidarity and rights
  • International law and policy work
  • Labor and employment law/protection
  • Land issues
  • Migrant justice, migration and human trafficking
  • Work with youth: Child protection, rights, services


Dialogue / Conflict Resolution Strategies

  • Arts-based approaches to social transformation
  • Conflict monitoring and early warning
  • Cross-cultural contact programs
  • Inter-faith, inter-ethnic, and intercultural dialogue
  • Language interpreting or teaching
  • Local peacebuilding institutes and training
  • Mediation or dispute settlement
  • Reconciliation
  • Violence prevention or resolution


Dealing with Transnational and Global Threats

  • Corruption and organized crime
  • Cultural and structural violence
  • Economic and social injustice
  • Environmental degradation and climate change
  • Gender exclusion and gender-based violence
  • Genocide and mass violence
  • Human rights violations
  • Human trafficking
  • Imperial domination
  • Nuclear and small arms proliferation
  • Poverty, hunger and homelessness
  • Terrorism
  • War



  • Adult and civic education
  • Applying gender lenses to peace and conflict
  • Building peaceable schools
  • Educational reform initiatives
  • Investigating cultural and structural violence
  • Leadership development and training among historically disadvantaged groups
  • Service learning
  • University-based peace studies/ peace education/ peace research
  • Vocational schools


Humanitarian Action

  • Crisis health care and social services
  • Human rights protection and monitoring
  • Humanitarian advocacy and law
  • Humanitarian emergency response
  • Information management for relief operations
  • Public health work related to structural and physical violence



  • Economic development
  • Gender equality work
  • Housing and urban development/redevelopment
  • Human and social development
  • Local and international development
  • Microfinance and small business development
  • Strengthening democratic institutions and participation
  • Sustainable development, sustainable agriculture


Government and Multilateral Efforts

  • Civil-military relations
  • Demobilization and disarmament
  • Diplomacy
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • Peace processes
  • Policy analysis and implementation
  • Post-conflict reconstruction


Trauma Healing

  • Child soldier reintegration
  • Collective community healing
  • Refugee resettlement and services
  • Trauma therapy and counseling/social support
  • Victim support and reparations


Transitional Justice

  • International Criminal Court or tribunals
  • Justice to address mass atrocity and human rights
  • National and local justice processes


Courtesy, Professor George Lopez,