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   Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  Conflict, Memory and Peace   comprehensive profile   Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations   comprehensive profile   Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
  Global Crime, Justice and Security   comprehensive profile   University of Edinburgh
  Security and Intelligence Studies     The University of Buckingham
  Peace and Conflict Studies     University of Kent
  Dispute and Conflict Resolution     SOAS, University of London
  Peace and Conflict     University of Manchester
  History     University of Glasgow
  International Security     University of Sussex
  Intelligence Studies and International History     Aberystwyth University
  International Humanitarian Affairs     University of York
  Strategic Studies and Management     University of Aberdeen
  War and Society     Swansea University
  Security, Terrorism and Insurgency     University of Leeds
  Post-Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding     University of Aberdeen
  Global Security     University of Sheffield
  International Security Studies     Aberystwyth University
  War and Strategy     University of Leeds
  History (Research)     University of Exeter
  International Relations, Law & Security     University of Strathclyde
  International Security     University of Dundee
  Terrorism, Security & Society     King's College London
  War, Media and Society     University of Kent
  Peacebuilding     Coventry University London
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  Intelligence & International Security     King's College London
  Intelligence and Security Studies     University of Salford
  International Security and Global Governance     Birkbeck, University of London
  Diplomacy and Foreign Policy     Lancaster University
  Dispute Resolution     University of Aberdeen
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Exeter
  Strategic Studies and International Law     University of Aberdeen
  Strategic Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Defence Studies (Research)     King's College London
  Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy     The University of Buckingham
  Development and Security     University of Bristol
  Defence, Development and Diplomacy     Durham University
  ...     ...

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