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.

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   MA in International Relations   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation   comprehensive profile   Global Campus of Human Rights
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
comprehensive profile   International Relations in Historical Perspective     Utrecht University
  Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Reconciliation and Peacebuilding     University of Winchester
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Intelligence and Security Studies     University of Salford
  International Conflict     Kingston University
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Exeter
  Peace and Development     Leeds Beckett University
  Dispute Resolution     University of Aberdeen
  War and Society     Swansea University
  Conflict Studies     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Peace, Conflict and Development     University of Bradford
  War & Psychiatry     King's College London
  Strategic Studies     University of Aberdeen
  Modern War Studies     The University of Buckingham
  Diplomacy and Foreign Policy     Lancaster University
  Military History     University of Birmingham
  History     University of Exeter
  Peace and Conflict Studies     University of Kent
  Human Rights and International Conflict     London Metropolitan University
  Conflict Resolution     University of Essex
  Defence, Development and Diplomacy     Durham University
  Government & International Affairs     Durham University
  Intelligence and Strategic Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Reconciliation     University of Winchester
  Peacebuilding     Coventry University London
  International Security     University of East Anglia
  International Relations and Security     University of Liverpool
  International Conflict Studies     King's College London
  Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies     Lancaster University
  Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy     The University of Buckingham
  Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development     University of Bath
  Peace, Resilience and Social Justice     University of Bradford
  Civilisation, Terrorism and Dissent     University of Hull
  History of War     King's College London
  ...     ...


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