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A Master of Science, or a Master’s degree in Science is an academic degree delivered by Universities in many countries. A Master of Science is a popular choice after completing a Bachelor’s degree.

In a peace and conflict studies program, students may learn about conflict resolution in international affairs, diplomacy theory, and intervention strategies. Learning opportunities may include simulation exercises to put peace and conflict theories into practice.

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12 Results in Peace and Conflict Studies, Europe

University of Bath

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challen ... [+]

Develop a critical understanding of conflict and humanitarian crisis in this distance learning course. Gain skills in peacebuilding and humanitarian response.

This course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis, with a practical focus on the tools and approaches that can respond to these challenges. You will examine in-depth the complexities involved in resolving conflict and promoting peace. Additionally, you will also explore sustainable policy solutions that address the needs of those displaced by conflict and natural disaster.

Drawing on case studies from the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, you will learn how the practical and policy-related challenges of responding to conflict and humanitarian crisis play out in specific contexts.... [-]

United Kingdom Claverton Down
September 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online
SOAS University of London

How is humanitarian aid given? What is the difference between a refugee and a migrant? And how does the decolonising agenda sit within the humanitarian debate? This onlin ... [+]

MSc Humanitarian Action (Online) (2019 entry)

Duration: 2 years

Entry Requirements: We welcome applications from those who have worked in the field of development and/or conflict, but we also encourage students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in humanitarianism and have a strong first degree, to apply.

Start of programme: April / October

Mode of Attendance: Online Learning

How is humanitarian aid given? What is the difference between a refugee and a migrant? And how does the decolonising agenda sit within the humanitarian debate?

This online degree engages critically with humanitarian principles and practice, delivering a fresh and innovative perspective on one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Online
SOAS University of London

Applicants apply for the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development programme but can decide to follow the Palestine Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modul ... [+]

MSc Violence, Conflict & Development (Palestine Pathway)

Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two years(part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Start of programme: September intake only

Who is this programme for?

Applicants apply for the MSc Violence, Conflict and Development programme but can decide to follow the Palestine Pathway upon arrival by choosing the combination of modules required for this pathway.

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United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development draws on the exceptional expertise at SOAS in the different disciplinary understanding of development challenges and process ... [+]

MSc Violence, Conflict & Development

Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two years(part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Relevant work experience may also be considered.

Start of programme: September intake only

Who is this programme for?

The Violence, Conflict and Development programme attracts applicants with a variety of academic and working backgrounds. We welcome those who have worked in the field of development and/or conflict, but we also welcome applications from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in the major themes of the programme and a strong first degree, preferably in a social science.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
SOAS University of London

The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially i ... [+]

MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice

Duration: Full Time: 1 Year Part Time: 2-3 Years - students usually complete their core modules in Year 1, and their option modules and dissertation in subsequent years.

Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?

The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially in conflict and post-conflict states. It is also highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work in international NGOs, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups in the areas of rights, humanitarian assistance and transitional justice. It also looks more broadly at the future of global human rights in a world where, many claims, the influence of the West is declining and asks critical questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms and humanitarian intervention.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
University of Stirling

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

Overview

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.

We take a thematic approach to conflict resolution and the role of international organisations in order to focus on conflict prevention and management in specific geographical areas. The course also explores the development and regulation of conflict in relation to factors like natural resources and migration.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 27 months
Campus
Leiden University

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 CSM you focus on management/governance of such highly complex security challenges as privacy, terrorism, or cyber-attacks: their social and political impacts, the diminishing role of national authorities, and new developments such as social media.

What does this master programme entail?

You study contemporary security challenges from both local and global pointsof view and gain deep understanding of the 'wicked problem' of security and crisis topics in a complex and globalising world. The combination of theory, practical insights and analytical skills prepares you for work in public or private organisations.

You learn from members of the Institute of Security & Global Affairs plus guest lecturers from many fields and organisations.... [-]

Netherlands The Hague Leiden
February 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Linnaeus University

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.

Peace and Development Work is for students who are looking for a specialization in issues linked to peace, development and international development co-operation. We focus on current research concerning development as well as the practical work carried out by international institutions, non-governmental organizations, and social movements.

As a Master student, and in writing your final thesis, you have the possibility to work together with an organization or to conduct a field study in a developing country. The interdisciplinary approach of the programme - where we also discuss how development issues can be solved in real politics - allows us to keep a close connection with people who are employed within our field and to learn from them. Moreover, most of our teachers have long experience of working with peace and development in developing countries.... [-]

Sweden Teleborg
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Malta

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

This dual degree programme combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason’s Institute 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.

ICAR and MEDAC will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. Students who successfully complete this collaborative postgraduate programme earn two Masters degrees: MSc Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and an MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security from the University of Malta. The programme aims to provide students with an array of theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to:... [-]

Malta Valletta
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
University of Antwerp

This MSc programme analyses governance problems and possible responses with due account being given to specific historical pathways of countries and the interaction betwe ... [+]

This Master analyses governance problems and possible responses with due account being given to specific historical pathways of countries and the interaction between the national state level, local society level, and the impact of global developments. Students are familiarised with multidisciplinary theoretical insights and practical tools that will improve their capacity to analyse governance challenges at different levels. The governance programme offers two tracks with specific objectives and courses: Track 1: Governance and ConflictTrack 2: Local Governance and Poverty Reduction

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Belgium Antwerp
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Durham University

With conflicts becoming either increasingly drawn-out, asymmetric wars of attrition or normalise into states of no peace – no war, our understanding of conflict and confl ... [+]

Description

With conflicts becoming either increasingly drawn-out, asymmetric wars of attrition or normalise into states of no peace – no war, our understanding of conflict and conflict intervention is shifting. Conflicts are rarely determined by military victory, diplomacy or long-term development, but require to securing populations through a comprehensive approach that sees to their political, and economic, as well as their security-related needs. Their outcome will be determined by how well the different arms of government and civil society, both locally and internationally, can work together and how well they understand each others' perspectives.

This inter-disciplinary and custom designed MSc offers the unique opportunity to look at the conflict, conflict intervention and post-conflict reconstruction through the lenses of defence, development and diplomacy.... [-]

United Kingdom Durham
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Durham University

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

Description

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. Integrated into the MSc structure are opportunities to develop operational and vocational skills for example in negotiations, conflict mediation, conflict sensitive programme design and programme management, or urban peacebuilding. Students are provided with theoretical and empirical knowledge and with practical skills that are helpful for current and future employment opportunities. The courses are thus attractive to both graduates and mid-career practitioners. Whilst the academic and applied focus of the MSc comes through a peace and conflict studies analytic lens, course material will also draw from traditional strategic/security and development studies, enabling cross-fertilisation between different perspectives. It allows the exploration of unique and new paradigms and practices in the fields of conflict, peace, security, defence, diplomacy, development and humanitarian intervention.... [-]

United Kingdom Durham
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus