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   Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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
  International Relations     Liverpool Hope University
  International Humanitarian Affairs     University of York
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  International Security     University of Aberdeen
  Development and Security     University of Bristol
  Human Rights, Conflict and Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution     University of Bradford
  Global Security     University of Sheffield
  International Security and Terrorism     University of Nottingham
  International Conflict Analysis     University of Kent
  International Relations, Law & Security     University of Strathclyde
  Air Power in the Modern World     King's College London
  Peace, Conflict and Development     University of Bradford
  Religion and Conflict     Lancaster University
  Development and Emergency Practice     Oxford Brookes University
  International Security and Development     Swansea University
  Risk and Security     Durham University
  Global Europe: Culture and Conflict     London School of Economics and Political Science
  South Asia & Global Security     King's College London
  International Conflict     Kingston University
  International Relations & Contemporary War     King's College London
  Strategic Studies     University of Aberdeen
  Strategic Studies and International Law     University of Aberdeen
  International Security Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Conflict, Development and Security     University of Leeds
  Post-war Recovery Studies     University of York
  Terrorism, Crime And Global Security     Staffordshire University
  Peace and Reconciliation Studies     Coventry University London
  Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Government & International Affairs     Durham University
  Humanitarianism, Conflict and Development     University of Bath
  Politics and International Studies     SOAS, University of London
  Conflict, Security and Development     University of Sussex
  International Conflict Analysis (Research)     University of Kent
  ...     ...

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