Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Civilian Peacebuilding
Learn from research and practice, understand the causes of violent conflicts, contribute to peace.
The DAS in Civilian Peacebuilding program provides a holistic understanding of civilian peacebuilding aimed at transforming violent conflict by peaceful means, promoting peace, rebuilding societies affected by war and preventing violence from re-erupting. This postgraduate DAS program bridges current academic findings with the latest insights from peacebuilding practice.
- Understand latest academic findings on violent conflict and conflict prevention
- Peacebuilding and mediation skills training
- Learn how to design and support peacebuilding programs
- Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice
These postgraduate programs are designed for professionals interested in combining current academic insights and practical knowledge in peace and conflict studies.
A minimum of two years of professional experience in relevant fields and a university degree (minimum BA), or an equivalent educational background, and proficiency in English are required.
Structure of the program
DAS participants select two out of the four CAS programs offered:
- CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Essentials
- CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Specializations
- CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Methodologies
- CAS Religion & Konflikt (only offered in German)
For more information take a look at our program framework.
Leading international scholars and experienced practitioners from governmental bodies, civil society, international organizations and the private sector facilitate this program.
Methodology & Assignments
Course methodologies include expert inputs, peer exchange, case studies, exercises, skills training and self-study.
Successful participants are awarded a Diploma of Advanced Studies. This program can be taken as a module of the Master of Advanced Studies in Civilian Peacebuilding programs offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel (30 ECTS).