In Peace Studies
I aspire to pray for the truth I aspire to benefit peace virtues
I will develop my life to awaken and blossom
I will harmonize mankind and society to enrich with peace
and happiness in every breath of mine forever.
Although the courses and the research leading to the Ph.D. 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 a broad sense of general knowledge, not only as preparation for more advanced work, but also truly skillful in the teaching of Buddhism, deeply aware of Citta Bhavanã (Mind Development), having moral and respectful behaviors, well understanding the current situations of the world and society and well-versed in using modern technology to build a peaceful society.
The Doctor of Philosophy In Peace Studies degree 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.
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 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.
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 theory and practices in Peace Studies, which generate tools for resolving and preventing conflict at individual and social levels.
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 18 credit hours of coursework should be taken at the International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC), Mahachulalongkorn rajavidyalaya 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.
1. Required Subjects (6 Credits)
4. Elective Subjects (6 Credits)
813 101 Concepts and Theories on Peace Studies
813 102 Leadership and Skills in Peace-Building
2. Required Subjects (Non-Credit subjects)
813 104 Buddhist Peaceful Means
813 205 Advanced Research Methodology on Peace
000 206 Insight Meditation
000 103 Introduction to Insight Meditation
000 207 Advanced Insight Meditation
813 208 Buddhist Ethics for Peace
813 209 Buddhist University to the Strengthening Peace Society
813 210 Insight Dialogue Meditation
813 211 Seminar on Peace and Social Justice
813 212 Seminar on Peace and Human Rights
813 213 Multiculturalism
813 214 Participation and Reconciliation
813 215 Process of Mediation in the Integrated Buddhist
5. Dissertation (36 Credits)
3. Major Subjects (6 Credits)
813 300 Dissertation
813 103 Reconciliation by Buddhist Peaceful Means
813 207 Reconciliation Practice by Buddhist Peaceful Means
The Ph.D. research skills requirement includes completion of at least 12 graduate hours representing at least two of the following areas relevant to the aspirant’s research area: statistics, measurement and assessment, qualitative methods, historical and philosophical methods and may include a reading knowledge in one foreign language (excluding English or one’s native language).