Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies in Tampere in Finland

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Peace and Conflict Studies

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Even though conflict has always been a part of history, peace and conflict studies aim to reduce conflict in the future by studying ways to avoid it. This is done by studying causes of violent conflict, then explaining to others how conflict begins and how to manage or avoid it.

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe.

With a population of over 200,000 people, Tampere city is one of the populous cities in Finland; and that number gets a steady rise. The city has 4 institutions of higher learning.

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Master's Program in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, M.Soc.Sc.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Tampere

Thinking peaceful change - interdisciplinary approaches to conflict transformation, conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local as well as in international and global contexts. [+]

Apply between 4 December 2018 and 23 January 2019

Degree: Master of Social Sciences Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2018 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year

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The Master’s degree program in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) provides a multi- and intradisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. The PEACE program facilitates the understanding of complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short and long-term consequences. The program focuses not only on the study of conflict but primarily on its transformation and on the conditions for peaceful change. In the program 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. Furthermore, the program deals also with the role of the environment and natural resources in conflict and peacebuilding. Students learn about the preconditions for conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local as well as in international and global contexts. Special emphasis is given to various tools and phases of conflict transformation -- peacebuilding, mediation, reconciliation, and dialogue. More than just the study of conflict dynamics, the emphasis of the program lies in the transformation of violent conflicts to achieve sustainable peace. Along with the Nordic tradition of peace research, the program aims to take a holistic as well as a normative approach.... [-]