The Master of Arts in Peace Studies degree is a 39-credit program designed for those who seek a systematic education in Peace Studies for professional, academic, or personal purpose.
Students of the MA program will acquire knowledge of The situation of social, political, economic, and environmental conflicts is increasing day by day. There are also conflicts and complexity of problems related to ethnicity, religion, tradition and culture. Thus, the program aims to build a peace engineer that society is in need of in order to initiate ideas and bring peaceful solutions to conflict resolution, fostering a peaceful society leading to a civilized society change, and producing a role model of a virtuous and ethical peacemaker. The program is a light to strengthen society to achieve peace according to Buddhist peaceful means.
A college enriched with the beauty of multicultural
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 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 program is aimed to build a peace engineer that society is in need of in order to initiate ideas and bring peaceful solutions to conflict resolution, fostering a peaceful society leading to a civilized society change, and producing a role model of a virtuous and ethical peacemaker. The program is a light to strengthen society to achieve peace according to Buddhist peaceful means.
The Master of Arts program is a two-year course with 27 credits of course work conducted during 3 semesters and thesis 12 credits. As a requirement for graduation, a student is to conduct personal research work under the guidance of a supervisor to in order to complete his or her thesis.
1. Required Subjects
1.1 Required Subjects (Credit subjects) :9 Credits
603 101 Peace Theories and Conflict Management
603 102 History and Development of War and Peace
in the Modern world
603 204 Seminar on Buddhism for Peace
1.2 Required Subjects (Non-Credit subjects)
603 205 Multi-cultural Society
603 307 Research Methodology for Peace
000 308 Buddhist Meditation
2. Major Subjects (12 Credits)
603 103 Buddhist Peaceful Means
603 206 Mindfulness for Peace Engineers
603 309 Practice of Conflict Management by Buddhist
603 410 Mindful Dialogue for Peace
3. Elective Subjects : 2 Subjects (6 Credits)
603 111 Justice Process for Peace
603 212 Skill on Negotiation and Mediation
603 313 Social Justice for Peace
603 414 Seminar on Religious Tolerance
603 515 Thai Wisdom Innovation and Peace Building
603 300 Thesis
4. Thesis (12 Credits)
The comprehensive examination consists of both written and oral parts and covers the major area pursued by the student. The student passes the comprehensive examination if a majority of the official examining committee (including the chair) approves the student’s performance.
The candidate must complete a thesis showing the planning, conduct, and results of original research and scholarly creativity. The purpose of the thesis is to encourage and ensure the development of broad intellectual capabilities as well as to demonstrate an intensive focus on a problem or research area.
Three semesters must be spent in resident study at IBSC. Residence is not merely a period measured in hour. During this period the aspirant must be involved full time in academic pursuits, which may include up to half-time on campus teaching or research, or under certain circumstances, a greater percentage of research if it is directed specifically toward the student’s degree objectives.
* International applicants should check the IBSC website for additional admission requirements.
Please note: Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program.
The application for admission to the International Center for Buddhist Studies College of Mahachulalongkornraja vidyalaya University for the master study has the following requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
2. A complete graduate application: apply online at the Office of IBSC Student service.
3. An official transcript (not student’s copy) of all previous undergraduate and graduate credit sent from the institution directly to the Office of IBSC Student service (printed transcripts or official electronic versions are both acceptable).
4. English requirement please check from the list here.
5. A statement of career goals describing an area of interest in curriculum and instruction and how this degree will help meet professional aspirations.
6. Letters of recommendation from one people who can comment on the applicant's ability to complete a master program of study.
7. A writing sample: Thesis Proposal, an article, paper, or other composition originally written by the applicant. An appropriate length is eight to ten pages.
8. CV or a vitae or resume.