MASTERSTUDIES

23 Masters of Science in Peace and Conflict Studies

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.

23 Results in Peace and Conflict Studies Filter

Dual Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security

University of Malta
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English
Campus

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 ...

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MSc in Counterterrorism

Cranfield University
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11 months
English
Campus

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 ...

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Master of Science in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security

American University Online
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24 months
English
Online

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 ...

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MSc Crisis and Security Management

Leiden University
MSc
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Full-time
English
Campus

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 ...

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MSc Counter-Terrorism

Informa – Terrorism and Security
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11&nbsp;-&nbsp;28 months
English
Campus

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 ...

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MSc in Conflict, Territories and Identities

Radboud University
MSc
Sep 2021
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Full-time
01 Mar 2021
English
Campus

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 ...

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Master of Science in Conflict Management and Resolution

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
MSc
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9 months
English
Campus

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 ...

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Master of Governance and Development (M.Sc.)

University of Antwerp
MSc
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Full-time
English
Campus

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 ...

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Master of Science in Peace and Development Work

Linnaeus University
MSc
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Full-time
English
Campus

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

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MSc in Mediation and Conflict Resolution

EUCLID (Euclid University)
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12&nbsp;-&nbsp;36 months
English
Online

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 ...

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MSc International Conflict and Cooperation

University of Stirling
MSc
01 Feb 2021
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12&nbsp;-&nbsp;27 months
English
Campus

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 ...

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MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice

SOAS University of London
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English
Campus

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

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MSc International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action

University of Bath
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Part-time
English
Campus

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 ...

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MSc in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action (CMHA)

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
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2 years
English
Arabic
Campus

The MSc in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action (CMHA) is a two-year master’s degree that offers students the opportunity to engage with a wide range of subjects includ ...

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MSc Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Durham University
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Full-time
English
Campus

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

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