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   Democracy and Governance   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
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   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Strategic Studies     University of Reading
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Peace and Reconciliation Studies     Coventry University London
  War, Media and Society     University of Kent
  History     University of Glasgow
  Conflict, Security & Development     King's College London
  Conflict Resolution     University of Essex
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Exeter
  Security, Conflict and Justice     University of Leeds
  International Law & Security     University of Dundee
  Security, Peace-Building and Diplomacy     Loughborough University
  Diplomacy and Foreign Policy     Lancaster University
  Security Studies     University of Reading
  Peace, Conflict and Development     University of Bradford
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights (MRes)     University of Bristol
  Peace and Conflict Studies     University of Kent
  Intelligence Studies and International History     Aberystwyth University
  War in the Modern World     King's College London
  Strategic Studies     Aberystwyth University
  International Security     University of Aberdeen
  Intelligence & International Security     King's College London
  International Conflict and Cooperation     University of Stirling
  Geopolitics, Territory & Security     King's College London
  War Studies     King's College London
  International Security and Terrorism     University of Nottingham
  War & Psychiatry     King's College London
  International Security Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Military History     University of Birmingham
  Security, Leadership & Society     King's College London
  Non-Proliferation & International Security     King's College London
  Violence, Conflict & Development     SOAS, University of London
  Strategy and International Security     University of Hull
  International Relations     Lancaster University
  Military History     The University of Buckingham
  International Studies and Diplomacy     SOAS, University of London
  ...     ...


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