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 program - 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.
In the program, we also discuss communication issues and how they can influence international development.
General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:
- A minimum of 90 credits in a Social Science, Humanities or Economics main area, including a degree project of at least 15 credits, or the equivalent.
- English B/6 or the equivalent
Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is partly based on a statement of purpose and cv.
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The objective of the program is to create possibilities for future employment within, e.g., civil society and international organizations that deal with Peace and development issues. During your study, you have the possibility to work together with an organization or to conduct a field study in a developing country. Students develop both analytical capabilities and practical skills which are necessary for work in the complex reality of international development.
Master of Science (60 credits) (Main field of study: Peace and Development Work)
About the School
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located.