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   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations   comprehensive profile   Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  Global Crime, Justice and Security   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  War Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Transnational Crime, Justice & Security   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  History   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  International Law & Security   comprehensive profile   University of Glasgow
  Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Military History     University of Hull
  Dispute and Conflict Resolution     SOAS, University of London
  International Relations     Liverpool Hope University
  War Studies     King's College London
  International Conflict Analysis (Research)     University of Kent
  Intelligence and Security Studies     University of Salford
  Reconciliation and Peacebuilding     University of Winchester
  Security, Peace-Building and Diplomacy     Loughborough University
  Security and Intelligence Studies     The University of Buckingham
  Security, Conflict and Justice (Research)     University of Exeter
  Intelligence & International Security     King's College London
  Reconciliation     University of Winchester
  War Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Exeter
  Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution     University of Bradford
  War in the Modern World     King's College London
  War and Strategy     University of Leeds
  Non-Proliferation & International Security     King's College London
  International Peace & Security     King's College London
  Security, Leadership & Society     King's College London
  International Conflict Analysis     University of Kent
  Defence Studies (Research)     King's College London
  Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding     Durham University
  Religion and Conflict     Lancaster University
  Conflict, Statebuilding and Development     University of Birmingham
  International Humanitarian Affairs     University of York
  Dispute Resolution     University of Aberdeen
  Security, Terrorism and Insurgency     University of Leeds
  War and Society     Swansea University
  Civilisation, Terrorism and Dissent     University of Hull
  ...     ...

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