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Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy (MAPD)


The conflicts between nations, the quarrels within organizations, the clashes against opposition parties, and the wars that surround our world today do not necessarily mean that the world lacked peace, but the approach used to sustain it. The UNESCO has encouraged the need for a new academic department on Peace Studies in different universities. The UNESCO believed that by training a good number of graduates under peace studies, the possibility to attain peace cannot be far-fetched and hope that peace can be reached to some parts of the world that have been ripped apart by conflicts with the efforts of the expertise and also, the world will hopefully become a better place for all.

Siam University is one of the few universities in Thailand that offers this particular program and it has been approved by the office of the higher education commission.

The Mission

The mission of MAPD program focuses on Inspiring and developing a new generation of leaders who possess a vision of new global society with a new paradigm of attaining, promoting and maintaining peace and social well-being through diplomacy and other constructive means.


  • To offer a Master Degree Program in the area of Peace Studies and Diplomacy which will enhance an understanding of social, cultural, and economic differences regionally and globally.
  • To develop a new generation of leaders with human relations skill by fostering peace-oriented personalities and leadership.
  • To provide opportunities for active overseas exchange programs in which student will be able to acquire first-hand knowledge and experience.


What is Master of Arts Program in Peace Studies and Diplomacy?

The Master of Arts Program in Peace Studies and Diplomacy at Siam University is a new academic program committed to international standard of high quality education. The program intends to inspire a new generation of leaders who possess a vision of a new global society with a new paradigm of attaining and maintaining peace and social well-being through diplomacy and other related means. The Master program in Peace Studies and Diplomacy integrates theoretical approaches with case studies, current issues as well as practical skills. It also gives a priority to a diverse range of academic questions essential to the field of peace studies and diplomacy.

Program Code: MAPD

Program Duration: 3 Semesters (1.5 -2 Years depending on study plan)

Certificate Awarded: Siam University Master Degree in Peace Studies and diplomacy


Fees: Fee Categories First Semester Second Semester Third Semester
1) Tuition Fee THB 58,000
(USD 1,812)
(EUR 1,365)
THB 61,000
(USD 1,906)
(EUR 1,435)
THB 54,000
(USD 1,687)
(EUR 1,270)
2) College Service Fees·      Student ID Card·      Library·      Extra-curriculum·      Internet Service·      First Aid and Medical THB 5,000
(USD 156)
(EUR 118)
THB 5,000
(USD 156)
(EUR 118)
THB 5,000
(USD 156)
(EUR 118)
3) Other Fees·      Matriculation Fee (First Semester)·      Service Fee for Comprehensive exam and I/S or thesis defense·      Graduation Fee THB 3,000
(USD 94)
(EUR 71)——————————–
———————————————— —————————THB 3,000 (USD94, EUR 71)THB 4,000 (USD125, EUR)
Fees Per Semester THB 66,000
(USD 2,062)
(EUR 1,553)
THB 66,000
(USD 2,062)
(EUR 1,553)
THB 66,000
(USD 2,062)
(EUR 1,553)
Total Fees THB 198,000
(USD 6,186)
(EUR 4,659)


Why you should study MAPD and what you will gain?

The graduates of MAPD program will be able to establish networks with people from different cultures and master conflict management and peaceful negotiation as effective and visionary leaders.

Graduates of Peace studies are assigned to do their training in any United Nation’s branch located in their selected country of studies.

What Can You Do With a Master Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy?

  • You can work in any Foreign Ministry;
  • You can work in the UN;
  • You can work as an Ambassador;
  • You can work as a human right activists, mobilizing the support for people’s need;
  • You can work in an organizational conflict management;
  • You can work in a human resource department, in managing people in times of conflict;
  • You can work as a peace coordinator;
  • You can work in the Immigration, security department, police station and custom office;
  • You can work in the Government – National Peace Council;
  • You can work in any International Organization;
  • You can work as a Mentor or Consultant in Peace resolution;


To complete the M.A. Degree, students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credits which include the following:

Program Plan

Plan A. (Thesis)

Core Subject: 24 Credits

Master thesis: 12 Credit


Plan B. (non-Thesis)

Core Subject: 24 Credits

Elective Courses: 9 Credits

Independent Studies                                                

Total 36 Credits



The Course consists of:

Major: 24 Credits

Elective: 9 Credits

Independent: 3 Credits

Total: 36 Credits

Major Courses (24Credits)

(781101) Peace and Governance
(781102) Diplomacy and International Negotiation
(781103) Theory of Peace, Conflicts, and Security
(781104) Research Methodology in Peace Studies
(781105) New International Political and Economic Order
(781106) International Relations in Asia-pacific Region
(781107) Development Theories and Conflict Resolution
(781108) International Organizations and Regional Integrations

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

(781301) Science, Technology and Good Governance

(781302) Human Rights, Justice and Peace

(781303) Political Culture and Social Change

(781304) Public Policy Studies

(781305) Public International Law

(781306) Nationalism and Ethnicity

(781307) Organizational Conflict Management

(781308) Leadership and Governance

(781309) Civil Society and New Politics

(781310) Regionalism in Southeast Asia

(781311) Postmodernism

(781312) Arms Proliferation and Control

(781313) Climate Change and Global Governance

(781314) Diplomatic and Consular Law

Independent Study Credits (3)


The admission will be conducted twice a year (First semester in August, Second semester in December). Summer session starts in May.

How to Apply?

Applicants are welcome all year-round. Simply comply

Admission can be scheduled all year-round

1) English language proficiency test is provided for applicants who have not submitted record of English proficiency.

2) Interview by faculty members of MAPD.

Entrance Requirements and Criteria

  • Two copies of undergraduate transcript, grade 12 transcript as well as transcript of academic records.
  • Two copies of International passport
  • A non-criminal record
  • Statement of purpose
  • 2 letters of recommendation (from high school teachers + professor or alumni of SIAM)
  • Results of TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS, if available
  • 3 recent photographs (3x4cm)
  • Application fees


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Prof. Dr. Likhit Dhiravegin

Ph.D. (Political Science), Brown University, U.S.A.
Master of Arts, (Political Science), Brown University, U.S.A
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Tufts University, U.S.A
Master of Arts (International Relations), The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, U.S.A
Bachelor of Law, Honors, Thammasat University

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tatree Nontasak

Ph.D. (Sociology) Mississippi State University, USA.
M.A. (Sociology) Mississippi State University, USA.
B. Econ (Economics) Thammasat University, Thailand.

Lecturers and Special Lecturers:

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Ph.D.(international Law),London School Of Economics, University of London

LL.M., University College, London, University of London

B.A. (Hons) (Laws and Politics), University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK

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Pol. Col. Chttphol kanchanakit, Ph. d
Superintendent of Protocol Sub-division, Royal Thai Police.

Ph.D. (Political Science), Chulalongkorn University

Master of Law (Cyber law) with Merit, University of LEEDS

Master of International and Comparative Law, Monash University, Australia

Bachelor of Public Administration (Police Science) Royal police cadet academy, Bangkok, Thailand

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Dr. Chaiyanant Panyasiri           

Assistant Dean of Graduate School of Management, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Ph.D. in Public Administration, Graduate School of Public Administration,

National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand

M.A. in International Relations, School of Politics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

B.A. in History, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand



Address: Master of Arts in Peace Studies and Diplomacy Program (MAPD) Bldg.19-1409
Siam University, Bsangkok, Thailand.


Phone:+662 457 0068 ext. 5412  
Fax: +662 867 8092
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