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   Law and Politics of International Security   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
comprehensive profile   European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation   comprehensive profile   Global Campus of Human Rights
comprehensive profile   M.A. International Social Sciences   comprehensive profile   Theologische Hochschule Friedensau
comprehensive profile   International Relations in Historical Perspective     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Conflict Studies and Human Rights     Utrecht University
  International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action     University of Bath
  Security Studies     Birmingham City University
  Security Studies     University of Reading
  Defence, Development and Diplomacy     Durham University
  International Security and Development     Swansea University
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  Peacebuilding     Coventry University London
  Security, Conflict and Justice     University of Leeds
  International Security     University of Dundee
  Peace and Conflict Studies     University of Kent
  Security and Intelligence Studies     The University of Buckingham
  War Studies     King's College London
  International Security     University of Bristol
  Peace and Development     Leeds Beckett University
  Human Rights and International Conflict     London Metropolitan University
  War Studies     Aberystwyth University
  Intelligence and Security Studies     University of Salford
  War & Psychiatry     King's College London
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  Diplomacy and World Order     De Montfort University
  History     University of Exeter
  Conflict, Governance and International Development     University of East Anglia
  Non-Proliferation & International Security     King's College London
  International Relations     Lancaster University
  International Conflict and Cooperation     University of Stirling
  International Humanitarian Affairs     University of York
  Civilisation, Terrorism and Dissent     University of Hull
  Human Rights, Conflict and Justice     SOAS, University of London
  Development and Emergency Practice     Oxford Brookes University
  International Security     Oxford Brookes University
  Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution     University of Bradford
  South Asia & Global Security     King's College London
  Strategy and International Security     University of Hull
  International Security and Global Governance     Birkbeck, University of London
  Reconciliation and Peacebuilding     University of Winchester
  ...     ...


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