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 Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
comprehensive profile   Conflict, Memory and Peace     Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations   comprehensive profile   Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  Global Crime, Justice and Security   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  International Relations, Law & Security     University of Strathclyde
  War, Media and Society     University of Kent
  Women, Peace and Security     London School of Economics and Political Science
  International Relations     Liverpool Hope University
  Strategic Studies and International Law     University of Aberdeen
  Military History     University of Birmingham
  Conflict Resolution     University of Essex
  Diplomacy and World Order     De Montfort University
  Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding     Durham University
  Strategy and International Security     University of Hull
  Civilisation, Terrorism and Dissent     University of Hull
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  Security Studies     Birmingham City University
  International Conflict Analysis (Research)     University of Kent
  International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)     University of Birmingham
  War and Strategy     University of Leeds
  Terrorism, Crime And Global Security     Staffordshire University
  Security and Intelligence Studies     The University of Buckingham
  International Security and Development     Swansea University
  War Studies (Research)     King's College London
  History (Research)     University of Exeter
  Diplomacy and Foreign Policy     Lancaster University
  Global Security     Keele University
  Post-war Recovery Studies     University of York
  Defence Studies (Research)     King's College London
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Non-Proliferation & International Security     King's College London
  Strategic Studies     University of Aberdeen
  International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action     University of Bath
  History of War     King's College London
  Military History     University of Hull
  History     University of Exeter
  International Security     University of East Anglia
  Strategic Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Terrorism and Political Violence     Kingston University
  International Relations & Contemporary War     King's College London
  ...     ...

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