Gender, Peace and Security - A4008

Gender, Peace and Security

Graduate certificate

Drawing on the expertise of the internationally acclaimed Monash University’s Gender Peace and Security Centre (Monash GPS), and backed by the strongest international research in the field, the Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security will enable leaders to better integrate gender perspectives into peace and security policy making at all levels – local, national, regional and global.

With a focus on considering current peace and security challenges, and balancing scholarly background together with technical skills, you will develop an enhanced understanding of the gendered politics of conflict, security and peace processes. You’ll gain training on the facilitation of women’s participation in peace building and the prevention of conflict, violent extremism and insecurity. You’ll also have access to industry partners through guest lectures and informal meetings to develop your networks, hear about recent developments in the field, and to understand the relationship between research and it application in the field. On graduation you’ll be equipped with the requisite gender-sensitive, gender responsive and gender-inclusive knowledge and tools in order to significantly contribute to the development of equitable, inclusive and peaceful societies.

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Course offered to domestic students only

Course Details

Start date
Spring and Winter
Graduate Certificate of Gender, Peace and Security
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or equivalent qualification or experience approved by the faculty.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course comprises 24 points structured into two core units which provide the knowledge and skills required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing gender, peace and security.

Each unit is taken intensively via a five day face-to-face program, offered in July and November each year. You’ll also complete pre and post-unit online delivery components.

The two core units include:

Dates may be subject to change.

Making the application

Current Monash students

No, this course does not allow transfers

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$34,700


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.