Singapore University of Social Sciences

Peacebuilding and Security

Peacebuilding and Security (PSS315)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS315 Peacebuilding and Security provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective to peacebuilding. Peacebuilding is viewed from a broad concept, with emphasis on the complex interrelationship between economic, political, and social development, and human security. This course highlights the impact of social transformation and ways to integrate the changes to ensure peaceful sustainable outcomes. This course also illustrates the need for leadership and management in the area of humanitarian assistance, social reconstruction, conflict management and peacebuilding. This course demonstrates the importance of strategic partnership with both internal and external stakeholders, including governments, community, civil society, private sector and international institutions.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -
E-Learning: To be confirmed


  • Introduction to peace and conflict
  • Theories in peace and conflict studies
  • From International to Regional Peacebuilding
  • Agency, power and resistance
  • Good governance
  • Rule of law
  • Human security
  • Basic human needs
  • Conflict ridden situations
  • Major peacebuilding tasks
  • Regional and international perspectives
  • Partnership and cooperation

Learning Outcome

  • Assess the interrelationship factors in peacebuilding
  • Examine the threats to human security
  • Differentiate peace building initiatives and policies
  • Identify the changing nature of conflict
  • Analyse the impact of peacebuilding initiatives
  • Formulate strategies for effective partnership
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