The Institute for Conflict, Transition, and Peace Research is committed to research-led teaching and postgraduate training. Core Institute staff offer eight taught postgraduate programmes for future professionals in the fields of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, transitional justice, and conflict management practice, as well as to prepare promising scholars for PhD research. 

In addition, Institute staff supervise and work alongside a number of PhD students conducting independent research into the key themes of the Institute. Given the broad and interdisciplinary nature of the Institute, the research carried out by PhD students is varied and students are encouraged to undertake imaginative and innovative projects.