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   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  Conflict, Memory and Peace   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  Global Crime, Justice and Security   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Transnational Crime, Justice & Security   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  War Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  International Law & Security   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  History   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Strategy and International Security     University of Hull
  Military History     University of Birmingham
  Military History     University of Hull
  Peacebuilding     Coventry University London
  International Security     University of Bristol
  Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development     University of Bath
  Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding     Durham University
  Intelligence Studies and International History     Aberystwyth University
  History (Research)     University of Exeter
  International Relations (MRes)     Queen Mary University of London
  International Relations & Contemporary War     King's College London
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Exeter
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy     The University of Buckingham
  Intelligence and Strategic Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution     University of Bradford
  Religion and Conflict     Lancaster University
  Security Studies     Birmingham City University
  Security Studies     University College London
  Strategic Studies and Energy Security     University of Aberdeen
  Strategic Studies and Management     University of Aberdeen
  Global Security     University of Sheffield
  Conflict Studies     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Security, Conflict and Justice (Research)     University of Exeter
  International Conflict Analysis (Research)     University of Kent
  International Development (Conflict, Security and Development)     University of Birmingham
  Defence, Development and Diplomacy     Durham University
  International Security     University of Sussex
  Human Rights, Conflict and Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Defence Studies (Research)     King's College London
  Dispute and Conflict Resolution     SOAS, University of London
  ...     ...

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