PhD in Peace Studies (on Campus)

Declaration: WORLD MEDIATION ORGANIZATION does not confer academic degrees. WORLD MEDIATION ORGANIZATION cooperates with the International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC) of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU) and recommends this program.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Peace Studies is awarded for mastering a field of scholarship, for learning the methods of investigation appropriate to that field, and for completing original research. The program is designed to develop personnel who understands the essential terms of peace and is able to conduct research integrating Buddhism with peacebuilding sciences. During the course skills such as leadership, communication, mediation, creativity, teamwork, conflict solution and reconciliation building in society are developed through educational activities.

Although the courses and the research leading to the Ph.D. in Peace Studies are necessarily specialized, the attainment of this degree should not be an isolated event the enterprise of learning. The aspirant for the Ph.D. is expected to be a well-educated person with specialized in peacebuilding as well as integrating Buddhist approach. This program also emphasizes to produce students who achieve in-depth understanding of all aspects of mentioned sciences and integrate Buddha’s dhamma into the sustainable development which is an alternative approach of human development for building human capability of conflict management as well as to build local and global peace continuously.

Doctor of Philosophy in Peace Studies program aims to integrate both inner and outer peace with an initiative to develop capable and skilled students to be able to learn, develop, and practically apply Peace Studies knowledge based on the ideology of mindfulness, wisdom and toleration. The goal is to equip graduates with profound knowledge of theories and practices in Peace Studies to create tools for resolving and preventing conflict at individual and social levels.

International Buddhist Studies College of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University produces intelligent graduates within a collaborative network of Buddhist educational Institutes around the world, with the aim of awakening the society and integrating Buddhist studies with modern sciences to develop Buddhist research, innovation and academic services based on projects to foster and maintain the arts and culture of a multicultural society.

The Doctoral aspirant specifies a program area in which classes and research work are to be done and in which he or she expects to become a scholar. At least 54 credit hours of coursework should be taken at the International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC), Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, exclusive of dissertation credits and research skills. The study period should not be less than 6 regular semesters and not more than 10 regular semesters. The doctoral study aspirant, with the assistance of an advisor, constructs a doctoral program plan of coursework and research opportunities.

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