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Why study Peace, Conflict & Justice

Students admitted to the Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies program (PCJ) gain exposure to a top-tier degree program, with support from expert faculty and expanded opportunities for interdisciplinarity and cross-sector collaboration at the Munk School, and in the broader University of Toronto community.  

Being a PCJ student means being challenged to unpack and grow your knowledge beyond the traditional purview of international affairs by studying the origins and triggers of conflict, both within and between states, and learning how to identify the deep causes of injustice. By developing interdisciplinary skills in critical thinking, data analysis and creative and effective communication, you will be well equipped to pursue advanced graduate study, and/or seek professional opportunities with impact. As a PCJ student, you will be surrounded by like-minded, high-achieving peers with a similar passion for addressing local and global issues around peace, conflict and justice. Moreover, through this program you will learn to apply and develop your knowledge, gain real-world perspective on classroom learning, and enhance your skills in areas of academic interest to you.

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A message from the PCJ Director

The Peace, Conflict and Justice Studies program is focused on developing future leaders passionate about addressing challenges related to peace, conflict and justice – some of the most important questions of our time.