Master of Conflict Studies
Conflict analysis, resolution and peace studies? Sounds interesting? Choose this Masters!

Master of Conflict Studies

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The Master of Conflict Studies covers theoretical and methodological approaches to conflict analysis, resolution and peace studies. You analyse a particular conflict, position it in a context of human rights and public international law, if applicable, and detect its source. Usually, you also regard the international community’s interaction towards the conflict. What institutions are involved? How do they intervene? Are there institutions, NGOs or states that deliberately intervene or neglect to do so? Has the conflict emerged over resources, culture or geostrategies? The Master of Conflict Studies teaches you all these different elements in conflict resolution in a one- to two-year study duration.

To be eligible for the course in Conflict Studies, you usually need to carry a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in political science. However, as admission criteria and procedures vary across the many universities specialising in conflict analysis, we advise you to gather information from the universities that appeal you directly. Admission criteria may also alternate from year to year depending on the application rates, for instance.

A Conflict Studies career – where do I work?

The Master of Conflict Studies carries an interdisciplinary character, but is a political science degree course. Hence, your career prospects are similar to those of a political science major. Work in research and development, (I)NGOs, journalism and public relations, government organizations, think tanks or political institutions.

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These national and international universities offer the Master of Conflict Studies:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   International Relations   comprehensive profile   University of Groningen
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  International Law & Security   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations   comprehensive profile   Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  Conflict, Memory and Peace   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  Global Crime, Justice and Security   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  History   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Transnational Crime, Justice & Security   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  War Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  Violence, Conflict & Development     SOAS, University of London
  Strategic Studies and International Law     University of Aberdeen
  International Conflict Analysis     University of Kent
  Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution     University of Bradford
  International Conflict Analysis (Research)     University of Kent
  Conflict Resolution     University of Essex
  International Conflict     Kingston University
  International Peace & Security     King's College London
  Peace, Resilience and Social Justice     University of Bradford
  Humanitarian Action and Peacebuilding     Oxford Brookes University
  Conflict, Security & Development     King's College London
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Sussex
  International Security and Development     Swansea University
  Development and Emergency Practice     Oxford Brookes University
  Security, Conflict and Justice     University of Exeter
  International Security     Oxford Brookes University
  Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding     Durham University
  International Security Studies     University of Reading
  Religion and Conflict     Lancaster University
  Strategic Studies     University of Reading
  Global Security     Keele University
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Security, Conflict and Justice     University of Leeds
  Conflict, Development and Security     Lancaster University
  War & Psychiatry     King's College London
  Peace, Conflict and Development     University of Bradford
  International Security     University of Aberdeen
  Intelligence & International Security     King's College London
  Security Studies     University College London
  International Security     University of Sussex
  ...     ...

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