By | May 4, 2019

Bindura University of Science Education Master of Science Degree in Peace And Governance

All applicants have to meet  the following minimum requirements for admission prescribed under the general regulations (i.e.):

  • A good first Degree from a recognized University will be considered.
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered including Higher National Diploma in Journalism, Human Resources Management etc.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science Degree in Peace and Governance Degree Consists of two academic years for full time study

Structure of the Programme
Courses on offer

Code                Description
MPG501          Conceptual Framework of Peace and Governance
MPG502          Culture, Conflict and Society.
MPG503          Conflict Resolution and Conflict Transformation
PC 503             Research Methods and Statistics
MPG505          Youth, Peace and Development
MPG506          Globalization and Unipolar Conflict
MPG507          Gender Theories
MPG508          Peace Building within the Context of Africa
MPG509          Leadership and Conflict transformation
MPG510          Professional Practices in Conflict Transformation
MPG511          Intercommunal Conflict Intervention
MPG512          Frameworks in Peace building
MPG513          Development and Peace building
MPG514          French/Portuguese
MPG600          Dissertation


The dissertation must be submitted on or before the due date, which will be given to the student at the beginning of the final year of study. The candidate will submit three loose bound copies of the dissertation to the relevant department. Normally a student will spend the final six months of the program working solely on the dissertation. The dissertation is a core and its weighting is five courses. The relevant department will appoint at least one suitable member of its staff to supervise the student’s work. There will be a minimum of 60 hours of contact time between the student and his/her supervisor during the final six-month period. The contact will not necessarily be on an individual basis.

Two internal examiners and one external examiner will supervise the dissertation. The examiners will produce detailed reports and make recommendations. Normally, the candidate will also be required to present his/her dissertation orally to the Department Board of Examiners.

The Department Board of Examiners will consider the oral examination and the three examiners’ reports and decide on the final mark for the dissertation. Where appropriate, the Department Panel of Examiners will advise the candidate on amendments to be made to the dissertation