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   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   International Relations   comprehensive profile   University of Groningen
comprehensive profile   European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation   comprehensive profile   Global Campus of Human Rights
comprehensive profile   International Security Studies     Universität der Bundeswehr München
  Nationalism & Ethnic Conflict   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Media & International Conflict   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  Humanitarian Action   comprehensive profile   University College Dublin
  International Security Studies     University of Reading
  Intelligence and Security Studies     London Metropolitan University
  Strategic Studies and International Law     University of Aberdeen
  International Security and Terrorism     University of Birmingham
  International Relations     Lancaster University
  International Studies and Diplomacy     SOAS, University of London
  Security, Leadership & Society     King's College London
  Strategic Studies and Energy Security     University of Aberdeen
  Women, Peace and Security     London School of Economics and Political Science
  Government & International Affairs     Durham University
  Security, Conflict and Justice     University of Leeds
  Terrorism and Political Violence     Kingston University
  International Relations     Liverpool Hope University
  Reconciliation and Peacebuilding     University of Winchester
  Non-Proliferation & International Security     King's College London
  Global Security     Keele University
  Conflict, Governance and International Development     University of East Anglia
  Intelligence and Security Studies     University of Salford
  War & Psychiatry     King's College London
  International Peace & Security     King's College London
  Development and Security     University of Bristol
  Peace Studies     Liverpool Hope University
  History of War     King's College London
  Security, Conflict and Justice     University of Exeter
  Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution     University of Bradford
  Journalism War and International Human Rights     University of Lincoln
  Intelligence and Strategic Studies     Aberystwyth University
  International Humanitarian Affairs     University of York
  Global Security     University of Sheffield
  International Security     University of Aberdeen
  Conflict, Security & Development     King's College London
  Security, Terrorism and Insurgency     University of Leeds
  ...     ...


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