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The master’s level of education is the next step for students after they finish their undergraduate studies. This step in preparation is designed to allow you to start thinking about what you want to do as a career, instead of just the broad area you wish to study. What is an MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies? There are many applications, but it always comes back to exactly what it sounds li… Read more

The master’s level of education is the next step for students after they finish their undergraduate studies. This step in preparation is designed to allow you to start thinking about what you want to do as a career, instead of just the broad area you wish to study.

What is an MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies? There are many applications, but it always comes back to exactly what it sounds like: the study of conflict and its causes. Most areas in this field usually involve a focus on resolution, but there are also some that primarily deal with the study of the conflict itself. These programs should start with a firm foundation in theory and then move into practical studies. 

There are many benefits associated with peace and conflict studies. At the very core of the major is the practice of helping people, whether it is individuals or entire nations. The fulfillment that can be attained is very high. Additionally, you will learn strong critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.

The length and location of study will determine what the investment of taking a Master of Science in Peace and Conflict Studies is. That is why you should research universities and programs before enrolling.

The most widely known career choice for graduates in this field is in government organizations making a difference on the international or national scale. More commonly, you can work in the private or public sectors with non-government or nonprofit institutions. Areas of specialization include governance, conflict analysis, politics, religion, and international security. Peace is something that is strived for globally, so there are many opportunities for those trained in conflict resolution, no matter what scale you are looking to work on.

Before you begin your education toward an MSc in Peace and Conflict Studies, decide how you want to specialize and research your options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Bath
Claverton Down, United Kingdom

Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical ... +

Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, this course is for you. The course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis and explores a variety of tools and approaches for responding in these contexts. Rooted in real-world practical and policy challenges, the course is founded on Bath’s expertise in international development. It uses innovative learning approaches to promote in-depth investigation of cases and issues, while drawing links across global, regional, national and local scales. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
21 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Informa – Terrorism and Security
London, United Kingdom

The programme assesses terrorism events and issues of the 20th and 21st centuries and analyses the increasing ‘securitisation’ of social life. It connects the conceptual basis ... +

The programme assesses terrorism events and issues of the 20th and 21st centuries and analyses the increasing ‘securitisation’ of social life. It connects the conceptual basis of academic study to practical issues facing the international community and considers emerging terrorism threats and issues pertaining to counter-terrorism, law enforcement, government agencies and the private sector. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 28 months
English
14 Sep 2020
04 Sep 2020
Campus
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to ... +

At the Kroc School, we have designed a nine-month Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution (MS-CMR) to provide you with the knowledge, frameworks, and skills to transform conflict dynamics. This program combines conflict management with conflict resolution. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
English
Aug 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, USA

The M.S. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution is designed to train reflective professionals in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict resolution applic ... +

The M.S. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution is designed to train reflective professionals in the practice, design, and evaluation of a variety of conflict resolution applications. -
MSc
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 24 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Cranfield University
Swindon, United Kingdom +1 More

The need for accessible, comprehensive and reliable research and education on terrorism and counterterrorism remains profound. This new MSc addresses those needs drawing on Cr ... +

The need for accessible, comprehensive and reliable research and education on terrorism and counterterrorism remains profound. This new MSc addresses those needs drawing on Cranfield’s expert staff and unique facilities to offer students an exceptional and cutting edge programme in this critical area. -
MSc
Full-time
11 months
English
Campus
 
University of Malta
Valletta, Malta

This dual degree programme combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest a ... +

This dual degree programme combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. More information - http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Linnaeus University
Växjö, Sweden

In Peace and Development Work, you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for maneuver for change.

In Peace and Development Work, you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for maneuver for change. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

The MSc in Conflict, Territories, and Identities focuses on the interplay between (inter)national conflicts and the identities and borders in the minds of people. Learn to loo ... +

The MSc in Conflict, Territories, and Identities focuses on the interplay between (inter)national conflicts and the identities and borders in the minds of people. Learn to look beyond the violent conflict itself by also paying attention to practices of post-conflict reconstruction. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

During this multidisciplinary Master's programme Crisis and Security Manangement (CSM) you become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of (in)se ... +

During this multidisciplinary Master's programme Crisis and Security Manangement (CSM) you become familiar with the political and social dimensions of the governance of (in)security and crisis. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

This Master’s programme analyses governance problems and possible responses, with due consideration to the specific historical pathways of individual countries, as well as the ... +

This Master’s programme analyses governance problems and possible responses, with due consideration to the specific historical pathways of individual countries, as well as the interaction between dynamics at the national/state level and the local/society level. It also addresses the impact of global developments. -
MSc
Full-time
English
14 Sep 2020
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
American University Online
Washington, USA

American University's Master of Science in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security is an online, 33-credit degree for law enforcement and intelligence professionals who wish t ... +

American University's Master of Science in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security is an online, 33-credit degree for law enforcement and intelligence professionals who wish to specialize in homeland security. The program builds knowledge and skills in counter-terrorism, national security, law and policy, cybersecurity, and theories of political violence. -
MSc
Part-time
24 months
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
EUCLID (Euclid University)
Washington, USA +1 More

The EUCLID online master in mediation and conflict resolution is also unique for blending personal level psychology with high-level issues (diplomacy, inter-religious dialogue ... +

The EUCLID online master in mediation and conflict resolution is also unique for blending personal level psychology with high-level issues (diplomacy, inter-religious dialogue) and practical skills (negotiation), the purpose is to offer a comprehensive coverage of this broad topic. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 months
English
Online
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

Delivered by our experienced practitioners and leading scholars, our Master's degree in International Conflict and Cooperation prepares you to address a variety of challenges ... +

Delivered by our experienced practitioners and leading scholars, our Master's degree in International Conflict and Cooperation prepares you to address a variety of challenges facing states and international organisations today. This course looks at the dynamics of international conflict and cooperation in light of major events such as the end of the Cold War, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Arab Spring. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 27 months
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MSc Humanitarianism, Aid & Conflict builds on the strength of existing expertise in violence and conflict and provides analytical training on the challenges of contemp ... +

The MSc Humanitarianism, Aid & Conflict builds on the strength of existing expertise in violence and conflict and provides analytical training on the challenges of contemporary humanitarian aid provision. The programme presents students with a history of the architecture of aid in humanitarian contexts and engages with a set of debates relating to the political and logistical challenges to humanitarian aid and the critiques that have been made of it. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Durham University
Durham, United Kingdom

The MSc will provide students with advanced knowledge of the complex and specialised areas of peacebuilding, among it conflict analysis, conflict prevention, conflict resoluti ... +

The MSc will provide students with advanced knowledge of the complex and specialised areas of peacebuilding, among it conflict analysis, conflict prevention, conflict resolution and conflict transformation, community-driven reconstruction, peace processes within the context of contemporary conflicts and in the context of broader international (humanitarian) interventions. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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