The Centre for Peace and Development Studies (CPDS) brings together a community of scholars with a commitment to studying conflict, peacebuilding and development at local, national and global levels and from diverse perspectives. It fosters individual and collaborative research by creating a network or staff, PhD candidates and MA students across disciplines, including members from politics, public administration, psychology, education within the university. It facilitates engagement with a wider group of external scholars and practitioners through seminars and research partnerships.  The CPDS accommodates the MA programme in Peace and Development Studies.