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   Conflict, Memory and Peace   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  M.A. Development Studies   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
  European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations   comprehensive profile   Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  Global Crime, Justice and Security   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Strategic Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Human Rights and International Conflict     London Metropolitan University
  History     University of Exeter
  Security Studies     Birmingham City University
  International Security and Global Governance     Birkbeck, University of London
  War and Strategy     University of Leeds
  Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice     SOAS, University of London
  War in the Modern World     King's College London
  Religion and Conflict     Lancaster University
  Conflict, Development and Security     University of Leeds
  Military History     University of Birmingham
  Social Anthropology and Conflict     University of Kent
  Terrorism, Crime And Global Security     Staffordshire University
  International Security and Development     Swansea University
  War and Society     Swansea University
  International Politics & Security     University of Dundee
  Conflict Studies     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Development and Security     University of Bristol
  Intelligence and Security Studies     University of Salford
  Security Studies     University College London
  Diplomacy and World Order     De Montfort University
  Security and Intelligence Studies     The University of Buckingham
  Strategic Studies     University of Reading
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  War Studies     King's College London
  Defence, Development and Diplomacy     Durham University
  Intelligence & International Security     King's College London
  Defence Studies (Research)     King's College London
  Reconciliation and Peacebuilding     University of Winchester
  War & Psychiatry     King's College London
  Strategic Studies and International Law     University of Aberdeen
  War, Media and Society     University of Kent
  Strategic Studies     University of Aberdeen
  Peace and Reconciliation Studies     Coventry University London
  War Studies     Aberystwyth University
  ...     ...

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