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A Master in Peace and Conflict Studies is designed for students interested in the study of conflict affected areas and constructive ways to create peace. Programs address inequality, violence, security, and instability, as well as all levels of contributing factors to peace and conflict, from the individual to global issues. With a Master in Peace and Conflict Studies, graduates can have career opportunities making positive social changes in non-governmental organizations, non-profit institutions, government, and the private and public sectors, with international opportunities.

Students seeking a Masters degree in Peace and Conflict Studies will experience curriculum that challenges them to think critically and creatively. Students will gain a solid foundation in theory with practical application to real world issues. Master in Peace and Conflict Studies programs often have areas of specialization such as governance, conflict analysis, dispute resolution, religion, politics, and international security, to name a few.

To learn more about a Masters degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, read through the programs below. Take the next step towards your personal and professional goals today!

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19 Results in Peace and Conflict Studies

Arcadia University Department of Historical and Political Studies

Be a Part of the Solution. ... [+]

Be a Part of the Solution.

Learn Global and Local Peace Building

Our three-semester*, cohort-based Master's program will train you to be a skilled practitioner who is able to develop innovative approaches to global and local peacebuilding and development. You will be well-prepared for careers in the nonprofit/nongovernmental organization sector, as well as in other public, private, and academic fields.

Through project-based learning, global fieldwork, and internships, you will develop practical, operational skills in peace and conflict resolution and international development. In your classes, you will work with interdisciplinary faculty scholars to understand the social, political, historical, and economic contexts in which peace and conflict are produced.... [-]

USA Glenside
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Campus
Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Ko ... [+]

Master Intercultural Conflict Management

The “Intercultural Conflict Management” Master program was launched by the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) in 2002, influenced by the notions of the Kosovo war in former Yugoslavia in 1998 and 1999. Under the impression of this war and it’s accompanied cruelties the ASH decided to install a Master program to prepare experts for work in conflict prevention, resolution and management.

Mission

In recognition of the changes being experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences (ASH) is offering a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM) in order to capacitate professionals from all over the world for their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and upcoming conflicts. Consistent with the values of social justice and human rights and supported by the University’s long-standing tradition in social advocacy, the MA address issues, and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation.The Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management is designed to provide students from different cultures and a wide range of professional backgrounds with a deep understanding of the linkages between Democracy, Participation, Social Exclusion, Human Rights and Conflict Management theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly application-oriented, prepares participants to work in Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations of international cooperation and development cooperation, humanitarian aid agencies and local,... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Tampere University

Master's Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) provides a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. Ranked as a T ... [+]

Thinking peaceful change

Interdisciplinary approaches to conflict transformation, conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local, international and global contexts

Master's Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) provides a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. Ranked as a Top 10 degree in conflict resolution and peacebuilding by the Peacekeeper in 2017, PEACE facilitates understanding the complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short- and long-term consequences.

The programme examines, for example, how violent conflicts, ethnic and religious discrimination and human rights violations produce forced displacement and how different actors can respond to these crisis situations... [-]

Finland Tampere
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Åbo Akademi University

The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequence ... [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: peace@abo.fi Website: https://www.abo.fi/en/study-programme/masters-programme-in-peace-mediation-and-conflict-research/

The programme encompasses teaching of the evolution of aggression, escalation of conflicts and wars, as well as mediation, negotiation, and peacebuilding. The consequences of wars on society, and especially on children and women, are studied.

The programme provides interdisciplinary, in particular, psychological and anthropological approaches, to the understanding of human aggression, peace, mediation, and conflict resolution. It aims at exploring mechanisms behind conflicts and wars in interpersonal as well as group and international contexts. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for professional activity in both interpersonal and international conflict situations, and also for postgraduate studies and independent research work. After graduation, it is possible to apply for doctoral studies at the department.... [-]

Finland Vaasa
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
UIT The Arctic University of Norway

The Master's programme offers an in-depth understanding of the key issues informing the field of peace and conflict studies. It provides interdisciplinary insights into t ... [+]

The Master's programme offers an in-depth understanding of the key issues informing the field of peace and conflict studies. It provides interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, as well as efforts at building peace and restoring confidence in institutions in conflict-affected societies. It actively recruits students from Nordic and non-Nordic countries to create and promote cross-cultural teaching and learning experiences.

Programme description

The Master's degree programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT) offers interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, and analytical skills for handling conflicts by peaceful means. ... [-]

Norway Tromsø
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Deusto

The main objective of offering a Master’s degree in humanitarian action is to address the growing need for university qualifications that have been specifically designed ... [+]

Introduction Why offer a Master’s degree in humanitarian action?

The main objective of offering a Master’s degree in humanitarian action is to address the growing need for university qualifications that have been specifically designed to tackle complex humanitarian emergencies.

Unfortunately, not only have humanitarian crises increased in number, but they have also become more complex. The number of people and areas affected by natural and man-made disasters has risen and will continue to grow in the middle and long-term due to the interrelated impact of current and emerging world tendencies such as climate change, the food crisis, the financial crisis, extreme poverty, urban development, the water shortage, energy security, migration and population growth. As a result, there is a higher demand for qualified staff who can take on the new humanitarian action challenges, demonstrating proven supervision skills and the capacity to lead. These people must be equipped to set priorities and plan operations to successfully address humanitarian crises.... [-]

Spain Bilbao
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Sabanci University

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level ... [+]

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students. Consistent with the philosophy and mission of the University, the Program aims to take a regional lead in providing support for peacemaking and conflict prevention schemes on the ground.

Initiated in Fall 2000, the master's program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution has the following goals and objectives:

Presenting students with an analytical perspective that will enable them to define objective parameters as well as the perceptual and psychological context of conflicts Equipping students with theoretical understanding and practical skills in conflict resolution so as to assist them in managing conflict situations creatively and constructively. Various approaches to conflict resolution and conflict management techniques are introduced, such as negotiation, mediation, problem-solving techniques, and track two diplomacy Encouraging students to apply their conflict resolution background to policy issues related to disputes in or among governments, organizations, civil societies, or corporations. The international dimension of the program considers the changing nature of diplomacy in the post-Cold War era. ... [-]
Turkey Istanbul
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Uniminuto

The Master in Peace, Development and Citizenship is a proposal of inter and transdisciplinary nature that is oriented towards the systematic and critical deepening of the ... [+]

Degree awarded: Master in Peace, Development and CitizenshipTraining level: MasterMethodology: On-siteDuration of the program: 2 yearsCredits: 42Price for the venue: $ 4,208,100 COPPresentation of the program

SNIES 105342

Resolution Qualified Record No. 1372 of 01/28/2016.

Validity: 7 years.

Aware of our historical responsibility with the construction of a stable and lasting peace in Colombia, Uniminuto is offering professionals from the country the Master's Degree in Peace, Development and Citizenship , as an option to qualify their training in accordance with one of the most important challenges we have as a society. This program is presented in distance methodology, virtual modality, in order to give this possibility to so many people who, for reasons of location, do not have access to their postgraduate qualification.... [-]

Colombia Colombia Online
January 2020
Spanish
Part-time
2 years
Online
Instituto Séneca - Centro Internacional de Postgrado

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world imagined a scenario of peace, having ended the Cold War and the East-West confrontation, which characterized the internationa ... [+]

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world imagined a scenario of peace, having ended the Cold War and the East-West confrontation, which characterized the international relations of the 20th century; However, the disappearance of this "wall of contention" gave rise to a series of conflicts that remained latent and that began to manifest with great virulence, and many others that have emerged already into the 21st century.

This Master in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution offered by the Seneca Institute, constitutes a high specialization in two key areas for the management of crisis or conflict situations, such as the different types and forms of negotiation, taking into account the actors involved and the differences or coincidences that they present, as well as the type of event that is intended to attend, its origin, its implications, its impact, and the aspects derived from it.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Spanish (Spain)
1 year
Online
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Strategic Studies addresses core themes in strategic studies, enabling students to apply knowledge of strategy-making and strategic thinking as a historical ... [+]

The MLitt in Strategic Studies addresses core themes in strategic studies, enabling students to apply knowledge of strategy-making and strategic thinking as a historical practice to armed conflict.

The MLitt in Strategic Studies is a one year taught postgraduate programme run jointly by the Schools of International Relations and History and is linked to the Institute for the Study of War and Strategy.

Highlights The course is firmly grounded in a historical approach to the subject, both with a view to strategic theory as a subfield of intellectual history and political theory. The wide-ranging choice of optional modules enables students to tailor the programme’s taught elements to their individual requirements and interests. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset

The main objective is the training of professionals in the analysis, decision-making and management of the phenomena related to the risk society, with special exhaustiven ... [+]

Official qualification granted by the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, in collaboration with the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset .

Directors: Dr. Manuel Villoria and Dr. Isabel Bazaga Fernández Academic Council: Dr. Manuel Arenilla, Dr. Pilar Laguna, Dr. Fernando Reinares, Dr. Edurne Uriarte, Dr. Fernando Vallespín Oña, Dr. Francisco Vanaclocha and Dr. Isabel Bazaga Fernández. Title: Master's Degree in Security, Crisis and Emergency Management (online) Credits: 60 ECTS Duration: October - June Modality: On-line Price: 5,000 euros on-line

Information and contact: infocursos@fogm.es

The main objective is the training of professionals in the analysis, decision-making and management of the phenomena related to the risk society, with special exhaustiveness in the new forms of national and international crime and the management of risks and emergencies.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Online
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)

The MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is framed within the perspective of conflict studies. It offers participants an overview of recent ... ... [+]

MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

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The MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is framed within the perspective of conflict studies. It offers participants an overview of recent knowledge about the conflict and develop skills and abilities in the different techniques of resolution / conflict transformation / disputes.

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By articulating theoretical and pedagogical discussion of practical cases, within a space of interaction promoted by the teachers and the use of a Virtual Campus, a person who completes the Masters in Conflict Resolution and Mediation will be qualified to:

Knowing and mastering the best techniques in the resolution / transformation & oac ute; No conflicts / disputes in different areas. Know and use the latest techniques in online dispute resolution. ... [-]
Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
Part-time
6 - 24 months
Online
INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global

The master's degree in Conflict Management: Mediation, Security and Coexistence is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, whi ... [+]

Presentation

The master's degree in Conflict Management: Mediation, Security and Coexistence is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Space of Higher Education (EHEA).

This official master's degree in conflict management provides an integrated and global view of the causes of problems of coexistence and security. This master includes the module of Mediation and Police Negotiation, indicated especially for the students that belong to the Security Forces and Bodies.

The difference of this master's degree with other similar ones is its transversal, integral and holistic approach. This approach makes it unique within the market given that it covers all areas in a transversal way, in a totally new and pioneering way in the matter.... [-]

Spain Madrid Zamora
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Online
IRIS Sup'

The Geopolitical and Prospective course, Bac 5 level, aims to:. confirm the student's knowledge and understanding of international relations issues; . make operational it ... [+]

The title "International Strategy Analyst" aims to develop its analytical, action and decision support capabilities in international environments.

To validate this title 3 courses are possible, corresponding to different specialties and universes:

Defense, Security and Crisis ManagementGeoconomy and risk managementGeopolitics and prospective

The course "Geopolitics and Foresight" is delivered in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management. Training also sanctioned by a Certificate in geopolitics and prospective joint IRIS / ESC Grenoble.

objectives

The geopolitical and prospective course, Bac 5 level, aims to:

confirm the student's knowledge and understanding of international relations issues;make operational its ability to analyze contemporary strategic issues;to equip it with professional tools and techniques used in a professional context related to international activities and issues.... [-]
France Paris
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined
Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)

This year our Master celebrates the 20th anniversary of its creation. Our history dates back to 1994 when, thanks to our founder Dr. Vicent Martínez Guzmán, the first con ... [+]

This year our Master celebrates the 20th anniversary of its creation. Our history dates back to 1994 when, thanks to our founder Dr. Vicent Martínez Guzmán, the first conference of Philosophy for Peace was conducted in the Universitat Jaume I to which more than 100 people attended. Since then, our program has been growing and consolidating as one of the best in its subject in the Spanish territory, besides of having obtained an important recognition around the world, thanks to the more than a thousand students coming from more than a hundred countries that have gone through our program and to the more than 250 national and international teachers that have taught in our Master. From the program we would like to take this opportunity to greet and thank all the people who have made possible this achievement; thanks to their work in favor of the construction of peace cultures, our peaceful ideal has been spread around the world.... [-]

Spain Castellón de la Plana
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus