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   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   MA in International Relations   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
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
  Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Strategy and International Security     University of Hull
  Security, Peace-Building and Diplomacy     Loughborough University
  Religion and Conflict     Lancaster University
  War Studies     University of Glasgow
  Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Strategic Studies     University of Aberdeen
  International Security and Terrorism     University of Birmingham
  Civilisation, Terrorism and Dissent     University of Hull
  War Studies (Research)     King's College London
  Risk and Security     Durham University
  War and Strategy     University of Leeds
  Peace and Conflict Studies     University of Kent
  Security Studies     University College London
  Strategic Studies     University of Reading
  Global Security     Keele University
  Global Crisis Conflict and Disaster Management     Henley Business School
  Global Europe: Culture and Conflict     London School of Economics and Political Science
  International Law & Security     University of Dundee
  International Peace & Security     King's College London
  History of War     King's College London
  International Security Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Intelligence and Security Studies     London Metropolitan University
  Transnational Crime, Justice & Security     University of Glasgow
  Intelligence and Security Studies     University of Salford
  Development and Emergency Practice     Oxford Brookes University
  Politics and International Studies     SOAS, University of London
  Dispute and Conflict Resolution     SOAS, University of London
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  Peace, Resilience and Social Justice     University of Bradford
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Sussex
  International Conflict Analysis (Research)     University of Kent
  Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development     University of Bath
  International Conflict     Kingston University
  ...     ...


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