Applying for MA ACTS Programme


The two-year ACTS Masters Programme is specially designed for a variety of peace practitioners from all sectors, including  government and non-government, military, armed groups and businesses from across the Asia-Pacific region.

The part-time distance-learning programme involves a combination of self-study and six two-week residential seminars held in Siem Reap, Cambodia over a span of two years with some residential seminars held outside Cambodia to allow cross-regional exposure experience that enriches the basis for learning. The course fee is $3,000 USD a year. Only a very limited number of scholarships are available for special types of students.

The programme includes practical study, advance conflict intervention skills, theory building, analysis and strategy development as well as specialised Action Research into the areas of peacebuilding and conflict transformation relating to the work of students and their organisations.

The ACTS MA Programme is fully accredited with Paññãsãstra University of Cambodia (PUC).

Selection criteria

  • Experience in participative learning methodology in the field of conflict transformation or related fields
  • Willingness to participate in a cross-cultural and interfaith learning environment
  • At least five years work experience in conflict transformation or related fields
  • Support of employer or someone connected with proposed area of work and action research
  • Capacity to cope well with demands of the course, including self-directed action research
  • Commitment to peace and justice values
  • Self-awareness and openness to receiving feedback
  • Access to computer, email, internet
  • Fluency in English (required to pass IELTS score 6.0 or TOEFL of 550)
  • Undergraduate degree and high school degree essential
  • Living and working within boundaries of the Asia-Pacific region
  • Over 25 years of age

 Application instructions

Please download the application documents below and fill-out what is required:

In addition, applicants should also submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • A copy of your Bachelor’s Degree certificate and transcript (notarised and translated into English if in another language)
  • A copy of your High School certificate and transcript (notarised and translated into English if in another language)
  • A copy of IELTS or TOEFL score (minimum requirement: IELTS = 6.0; TOEFL = 550)

All application materials should be submitted electronically to [email protected].

Deadline for submission of application is on November 1, 2019.

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