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   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  Media & International Conflict   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Humanitarian Action   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  International Studies and Diplomacy     SOAS, University of London
  Risk and Security     Durham University
  International Security Studies     Aberystwyth University
  International Law & Security     University of Glasgow
  International Security     University of Dundee
  Strategic Studies and International Law     University of Aberdeen
  Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy     The University of Buckingham
  Dispute Resolution     University of Aberdeen
  International Relations (MRes)     Queen Mary University of London
  Conflict, Statebuilding and Development     University of Birmingham
  Conflict, Development and Security     University of Leeds
  Diplomacy and Foreign Policy     Lancaster University
  Modern War Studies     The University of Buckingham
  Geopolitics, Territory & Security     King's College London
  War, Media and Society     University of Kent
  Conflict, Governance and International Development     University of East Anglia
  International Security and Terrorism     University of Nottingham
  International Relations & Contemporary War     King's College London
  International Law & Security     University of Dundee
  Human Rights, Conflict and Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Diplomacy and World Order     De Montfort University
  Intelligence & International Security     King's College London
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Civilisation, Terrorism and Dissent     University of Hull
  Post-war Recovery Studies     University of York
  Non-Proliferation & International Security     King's College London
  Dispute and Conflict Resolution     SOAS, University of London
  Military History     The University of Buckingham
  Security, Conflict and Human Rights (MRes)     University of Bristol
  Violence, Conflict & Development     SOAS, University of London
  Intelligence and Security Studies     London Metropolitan University
  International Conflict Studies     King's College London
  ...     ...


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