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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 op… Read more

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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Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Madrid, Spain

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

The main objective is the training of professionals in the analysis, decision-making and management of phenomena related to the risk society, with special exhaustiveness in the new forms of national and international crime and risk and emergency management. Aimed at directors, managers, managers and consultants of public and private security in companies or public institutions; to officials of the Security Forces and Bodies; members of the Armed Forces; and to people interested in developing professionally in this area. This Master has been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), attached to the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The credits taken in the Master are recognized automatically for access to Doctoral studies at any University of the European Higher Education Area. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish, Spanish (Spain)
Oct 2021
Campus
Online
 
Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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 ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English, Spanish
Campus
 
The Swedish Defence University (SEDU)
Stockholm, Sweden

This program will give you a deeper understanding of issues pertaining to Politics, Security, and War. You will increase your ability to independently and critically review, e ... +

This program will give you a deeper understanding of issues pertaining to Politics, Security, and War. You will increase your ability to independently and critically review, evaluate, and analyze complex processes and decision-making. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
17 Jan 2022
Campus
 

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Åbo Akademi University
Turku, Finland +1 More

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

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. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2021
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 2021
Online
 
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
01 Oct 2021
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in International Humanitarian Action is a joint degree diploma of two European universities, it is part of the Consortium of European and Global partner universities. I ... +

The MA in International Humanitarian Action is a joint degree diploma of two European universities, it is part of the Consortium of European and Global partner universities. It is a unique, multilingual, interdisciplinary and inter-university program, with a one-of-a-kind combination of hands-on practice and theory. We also offer a career-oriented internship in humanitarian organizations and the possibility to study at one of our Global partner universities. -
MA
Full-time
24 months
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The Faculty of Social Sciences is excited to offer a rigorous one-year international graduate program in Peace and Conflict Management. Viewed through both international and r ... +

The Faculty of Social Sciences is excited to offer a rigorous one-year international graduate program in Peace and Conflict Management. Viewed through both international and regional lenses, the field of conflict management will be explored in its many facets, with special attention paid to the wider Middle East conflict while conceptual, practical and comparative elements of conflict management of other global conflicts are examined. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global
Madrid, Spain +1 More

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 gi ... +

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). -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Spanish
Sep 2021
Online
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges in i ... +

The Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges in insightful and innovative ways. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2021
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
Campus
 
University of Glasgow Postgraduate Programmes
Glasgow, United Kingdom

An understanding of war, for good or ill, is of vital importance to our understanding of how states and societies have evolved. This unique master offers the opportunity to st ... +

An understanding of war, for good or ill, is of vital importance to our understanding of how states and societies have evolved. This unique master offers the opportunity to study the history, theory and practice of war and conflict in a wide range of aspects, from the Middle Ages to the present day, and from causes, course, to consequences. The programme is designed to offer breadth as well as a specialism and will allow you to explore the history of war and armed conflict from a variety of perspectives. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
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
 
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 2022
01 Mar 2022
Campus
 
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

This is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme taught through subject areas that include law, anthropology, English, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, so ... +

This is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme taught through subject areas that include law, anthropology, English, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology and the creative arts. Module choice within the programme will permit you to build your own personalised portfolio of knowledge and learning within the area of conflict transformation and social justice. You will be taught by academics and practitioners whose expertise is both national and global and who offer research-led teaching in areas of conflict such as South/ Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Southern Europe, South America and Northern Ireland. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus