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   International Security and Law   comprehensive profile   University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  International Security     University of Sussex
  Intelligence Studies and International History     Aberystwyth University
  Geopolitics, Territory & Security     King's College London
  Intelligence and Security Studies     London Metropolitan University
  Strategic Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Peacebuilding     Coventry University London
  War Studies     King's College London
  Global Crime, Justice and Security     University of Edinburgh
  Strategy and International Security     University of Hull
  Military History     University of Hull
  Conflict, Development and Security     Lancaster University
  Conflict, Statebuilding and Development     University of Birmingham
  Diplomacy and World Order     De Montfort University
  Conflict Studies     London School of Economics and Political Science
  War, Media and Society     University of Kent
  Global Conflict and Peace Processes     University of Aberdeen
  Security, Conflict and Justice     University of Exeter
  Security and Intelligence Studies     The University of Buckingham
  Non-Proliferation & International Security     King's College London
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights (MRes)     University of Bristol
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Modern War Studies     The University of Buckingham
  Global Security     Keele University
  International Security     University of Aberdeen
  International Conflict and Cooperation     University of Stirling
  Peace, Conflict and Development     University of Bradford
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  Peace, Resilience and Social Justice     University of Bradford
  Security Studies     University College London
  War in the Modern World     King's College London
  International Relations (MRes)     Queen Mary University of London
  International Security     University of Dundee
  History (Research)     University of Exeter
  Dispute and Conflict Resolution     SOAS, University of London
  Military History     The University of Buckingham
  ...     ...


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