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.

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

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation   comprehensive profile   Global Campus of Human Rights
comprehensive profile   MA in International Relations   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   International Relations in Historical Perspective     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  Risk and Security     Durham University
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Exeter
  Security Studies     University College London
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  International Conflict Analysis (Research)     University of Kent
  International Relations     Lancaster University
  Military History     University of Hull
  Peace, Conflict and Development     University of Bradford
  International Security     University of Sussex
  Terrorism, Crime And Global Security     Staffordshire University
  Conflict, Security & Development     King's College London
  War, Media and Society     University of Kent
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights (MRes)     University of Bristol
  International Security     University of Dundee
  Conflict Resolution     University of Essex
  Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution     University of Bradford
  International Peace & Security     King's College London
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)     University of Birmingham
  International Security     University of East Anglia
  Human Rights, Conflict and Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Reconciliation     University of Winchester
  International Conflict     Kingston University
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights     University of Bath
  Peace and Conflict     University of Manchester
  Human Rights and International Conflict     London Metropolitan University
  Global Europe: Culture and Conflict     London School of Economics and Political Science
  South Asia & Global Security     King's College London
  History (Research)     University of Exeter
  Intelligence and Security Studies     University of Salford
  International Humanitarian Affairs     University of York
  Strategy and International Security     University of Hull
  Intelligence and Security Studies     London Metropolitan University
  ...     ...


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