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   European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation   comprehensive profile   Global Campus of Human Rights
comprehensive profile   Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   International Relations in Historical Perspective     Utrecht University
  Humanitarian Action   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Media & International Conflict   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Women, Peace and Security     London School of Economics and Political Science
  History     University of Exeter
  International Studies and Diplomacy     SOAS, University of London
  Terrorism and Political Violence     Kingston University
  Terrorism, Security & Society     King's College London
  Peace and Reconciliation Studies     Coventry University London
  International Conflict and Cooperation     University of Stirling
  Geopolitics, Territory & Security     King's College London
  International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)     University of Birmingham
  War, Media and Society     University of Kent
  Security Studies     University College London
  International Security     University of East Anglia
  Dispute Resolution     University of Aberdeen
  Peace and Development     Leeds Beckett University
  Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy     The University of Buckingham
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  Development and Emergency Practice     Oxford Brookes University
  Global Security     University of Sheffield
  Strategic Studies and International Law     University of Aberdeen
  Civilisation, Terrorism and Dissent     University of Hull
  Air Power in the Modern World     King's College London
  Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding     Durham University
  Diplomacy and World Order     De Montfort University
  Security, Peace-Building and Diplomacy     Loughborough University
  Violence, Conflict & Development     SOAS, University of London
  International Relations & Contemporary War     King's College London
  International Relations     Liverpool Hope University
  International Conflict Analysis     University of Kent
  Conflict, Security & Development     King's College London
  Peace and Conflict     University of Manchester
  Intelligence and Security Studies     London Metropolitan University
  ...     ...

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