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

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Peace and Conflict Studies

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

In a peace and conflict studies program, students may learn about conflict resolution in international affairs, diplomacy theory, and intervention strategies. Learning opportunities may include simulation exercises to put peace and conflict theories into practice.

Higher level scholars in Finland easily access higher education courses at practically oriented polytechnics or universities. The Finnish culture is easy to learn since the government has set a ministry which is responsible for enhancing cultural, youth policies, sports and international cooperation.

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 1 December 2017 and 17 January 2018

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.... [-]