M.Phil Peace and Counter Terrorism


MS/M.Phil. in Peace and Counterterrorism Studies is a research-oriented program which offers students the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in specific areas of Peace and Terrorism, specifically focusing on Counterterrorism.

It also provide students with a comprehensive education in international relations, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and analytical tools necessary for successful careers in various sectors, including academia, government, non-governmental organizations, international institutions, and the private sector.


  • Equip students with advanced research methods and analytical tools to critically examine issues related to peace, security, terrorism, and counterterrorism.
  • Provide students with an in-depth understanding of the causes, motivations, tactics, and implications of terrorism and violent extremism, as well as the strategies and policies aimed at countering them.
  • Encourage an interdisciplinary approach by drawing on insights from fields such as political science, international relations, sociology, psychology, and law to analyze and address complex security challenges.
  • Develop students' ability to analyze and evaluate counterterrorism policies, strategies, and interventions at national, regional, and international levels, considering their effectiveness, legality, and ethical implications.
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills to assess different perspectives on terrorism and counterterrorism, including the role of state actors, non-state actors, and underlying socio-political factors.
  • Provide students with practical skills, such as conflict resolution, negotiation, intelligence analysis, and strategic communication, to contribute effectively to efforts aimed at preventing and countering terrorism.

Career Path

Career paths for graduates with an MPhil in Peace and Counterterrorism Studies include:

Government and Security Agencies: Working for government agencies, intelligence services, law enforcement agencies, or military organizations involved in counterterrorism efforts, policy development, intelligence analysis, and strategic planning.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): Joining NGOs, research institutes, or think tanks focused on peacebuilding, conflict prevention, human rights, and counterterrorism, where they can contribute to research, advocacy, and capacity-building initiatives.

International Organizations: Pursuing careers with international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, or regional organizations involved in peacekeeping, conflict mediation, counterterrorism cooperation, and capacity-building programs.

Academia and Research: Continuing their academic journey by pursuing doctoral studies or working as researchers, lecturers, or professors in universities, conducting research on peace, security, terrorism, and counterterrorism issues.

Private Sector: Applying their expertise in security risk analysis, crisis management, corporate security, or intelligence analysis within private sector companies, especially those operating in regions prone to security threats.

Consulting: Working as independent consultants or joining consulting firms specializing in security risk assessment, conflict analysis, or providing advice and training to government and non-governmental clients on counterterrorism strategies and policies.

Fee Structure M.Phil Peace and Counter Terrorism

M.Phil Peace and Counter Terrorism
Duration 2
Total Semester 4
Total Package 290,700
At Admission Time 28,500
Additional Charges at the time of Admission 2,700
Examination Fee 3,500
Total Amount (At Admission) 31,200
Installment 33213 * 8
Additional Charges at the time of Admission
Web Portal fee per year for Learning Management Syste 0
Library Security Fee (Refundable) 2,000
Student Card 200
Library & Magazine Fund 500
Total Additional Charges 2,700
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Scheme of Study

Semester 1

Sr.# Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 PACT602 Theories of Conflict and Peace 3
2 PACT604 Conflict Resolution Mechanisms 3
3 PACT614 Economy in Conflict Zones 3
4 PACT619 Religion, Interfaith Harmony and Islam 3
5 PACT616 World Conflict Fault lines 3

Semester 2

Sr.# Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
2 PACT603 Theories of Globalization 3
3 PACT610 Peace Building and Post Conflict Development 3
4 PACT612 Contemporary World Conflicts and Applied Theories 3

Semester 3

Sr.# Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 PACT617 Conflict, Security and Development 3
2 PACT608 Indigenous Processes of Peace Building 3
3 FYPJ699 Research Thesis 3

Semester 4

Sr.# Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1 FYPJ699 Research Thesis 3
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