Masters Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies

Compare 28 Masters Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies

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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Master in Strategic and Arms Control Studies

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills and rigour to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs. [+]

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. Overview Unique and the first of its kind in Russia, the program offers insights into current military and political issues. The course provides students with an intellectually stimulating education, analytical skills and rigour to pursue a career in national and international organizations and bureaus of political and military affairs. Programme outline Main courses: General principles and methods of strategic analysis Strategy and politics in XIX-ХХI Analysis of military strategy of a modern state Current issues of international regime evolution of the arms control Current approaches to phenomenon of evolution in military Main research areas: Role of the international organizations and states in arms control Armed conflicts in modern world Use of armed forces by the modern states International cooperation in military sphere, defense diplomacy National military strategy of various states Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Reseach

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

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. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Social Sciences Annual intake: 20 Contact: peace@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/socvetpeace Description 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. Study Environment The Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research programme is located at the Vasa campus of Åbo Akademi University. Academic Requirements A three-year Bachelor, Master or equivalent diploma in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Behavioral Sciences (e.g. Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, History, Anthropology, Psychology, Education or Administrative Sciences). If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, the applicant can be admitted on condition that she/he submits the degree certificate by deadline set by Åbo Akademi University. Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please check admission requirements and application procedures. Students who fulfil the formal admission criteria... [-]

MA in Conflict Analysis & Resolution

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

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. [+]

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. 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. In this context, the Program treats different frameworks of conflict resolution as a tool to study and generate alternative foreign policy options. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is determined to pursue these objectives in an effective way through building international institutional networks as well as strategic alliances with universities and NGOs. Program outcomes... [-]

MA/PDip in International Conflict Analysis

University of Kent, School of Politics and International Relations
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Conflict, in its many forms, has been a permanent feature of human society. While not all conflict is destructive, the violent conduct of conflict has caused innumerable deaths and indescribable pain and suffering. It [+]

Conflict, in its many forms, has been a permanent feature of human society. While not all conflict is destructive, the violent conduct of conflict has caused innumerable deaths and indescribable pain and suffering. It is this kind of deadly conflict that International Conflict Analysis addresses. It tries to understand its causes, to explain its effects and to describe its dynamics in order to prepare actors, be they state governments, international organisations or individuals, to better manage conflict peacefully, or to prevent it in the first place. This degree examines the major theories and leading practices of conflict and conflict resolution in international affairs, supplementing theory with detailed case studies. Topics include risk analysis, negotiation, mediation, conference diplomacy, twin track diplomacy, third party intervention, peace keeping, peace making, and coercive diplomacy. The programme includes simulation exercises. The programme draws on the vast pool of expertise on conflict analysis, management and resolution in the Department and benefits from the presence of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, a leading research centre in the field. Programme structure Full-time students complete the MA in International Conflict Analysis over twelve months. Study is divided between taught modules, which last for one term each, and dissertation work. For full-time students, a total of six modules must be taken over the first two terms. Supervised dissertation work, on a relevant agreed subject, is then undertaken during the remainder of the academic year. The MA can be taken on a part-time basis, typically over two years but flexible arrangements... [-]

Bac + 5 Geopolitical And Prospective

IRIS Sup'
Campus Full time October 2017 France Paris

The title "International Strategy Analyst" aims to develop analytical, action and decision support in international environments. The course "Geopolitics and prospective" is delivered in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management. also sanctioned by a training certificate in Geopolitics and prospective joint IRIS / ESC Grenoble. [+]

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. The title "International Strategy Analyst" aims to develop analytical, action and decision support in international environments. To validate this title 3 courses are possible, corresponding to specialties and different worlds: - Defence, Security and Crisis Management - Géoconomie and strategic intelligence - Geopolitics and prospective The course "Geopolitics and prospective" is delivered in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management. also sanctioned by a training certificate in Geopolitics and prospective joint IRIS / ESC Grenoble. OBJECTIVES This training is accessible with a diploma level bac + 4 (1 Master or equivalent). It aims to: Confirm the student's knowledge and understanding of international relations; To develop its operational capacity to analyze contemporary strategic issues; To develop professional tools. Presentation of lessons Both theoretical and practical courses are divided into three modules: Understand the world. Analysis of international strategic and economic news in light of new forms of power, new players, and new geostrategic data; geographical approach, to better understand the regional strategies and economic, political and diplomatic within the studied areas. The challenges of globalization. Analysis of the current major international cross-cutting themes. Methods and professional tools. Techniques used in the context of responsibilities assumed in an international environment. An international study project allows students to acquire solid professional skills: they deepen the understanding of the mechanisms of diplomacy and large organizations, develop the relevance of their analysis; their ability to develop arguments, writing and oral and written presentation; they reinforce the coherence and realism of... [-]

Master Intercultural Conflict Management

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany 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 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 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.

 

 

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In recognition of the changes being experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global inter-dependence, 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... [-]


Master in International Security Studies (MISS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Master in International Security Studies (MISS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies in the context of international relations. Moreover, dual degrees are being offered in cooperation with University of Konstanz (Germany) and newly also with University of Glasgow (United Kingdom). [+]

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. Master in International Security Studies (MISS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which offers students a complex guide through security, conflict and strategic studies in the context of international relations. Moreover, dual degrees are being offered in cooperation with University of Konstanz (Germany) and newly also with University of Glasgow (United Kingdom). Security studies already have several decades of history behind them, in the course of which their shape and area of concern have changed markedly. Throughout the Cold War, it was a field closely wedded to war studies and military science, and it concentrated on questions dealing with nuclear weapons, disarmament, and potential confrontations between the superpowers. After the end of the Cold War, security studies underwent a significant transformation, which, along with the ever-widening understanding of the notion of security, began to move beyond military questions to include themes such as the environment, human security, ethnic conflicts, and the debate about natural resources and energy. The current shape of the field is the result of this dynamic process. MISS promotes a progressive approach to teaching which, among other things, includes reducing class sizes and an emphasis on seminars. The pedagogical instructors aim to conduct their classes through presentations, discussions or simulations incorporating students, rather than through a one-sided monologue of facts which can be acquired by other means. This logically requires thorough preparation on the part of the student outside the class through extensive reading of the course texts. The main... [-]

Master in Law: International Migrations and Refugee law

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Rotterdam + 1 more

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide disrupt societies and pose a threat to international peace and security. Developing theories to understand this human behaviour and designing effective strategies to react to these atrocities is extremely challenging. International Crimes and Criminology is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme in which you will learn how to measure and investigate these... [+]

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide disrupt societies and pose a threat to international peace and security. Developing theories to understand this human behaviour and designing effective strategies to react to these atrocities is extremely challenging. International Crimes and Criminology is an interdisciplinary Master’s programme in which you will learn how to measure and investigate these crimes. You are challenged to critically reflect on international criminal law and alternative modes of transitional justice, such as truth commissions and amnesties. The Master’s programme is unique: it is not offered by any other university worldwide. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is close to The Hague, the legal capital of the world. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME The programme in International Crimes and Criminology consists of five required courses, several elective courses and an interdisciplinary Master’s thesis on international crimes. The programme deals extensively with insights from various disciplines such as law, criminology, sociology, psychology and political science. This Master’s aims to define, conceptualize an measure international crimes and to analyse ways to effectively prevent, eradicate and respond to them. YOUR FUTURE CAREER The programme leads to the Master of Science degree (MSc.). On completing the programme, you will be able to objectively assess empirical data and critically comment on theoretical notions. On the practical side, you will be able to draft policy documents, develop preventive strategies and carry out fieldwork. Possible careers include working for international criminal courts and tribunals, human rights organizations, refugee organizations, government departments, universities or other research institutes. SPECIFIC ADMISSION... [-]

Master Governance and Human Rights

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years October 2017 Germany Berlin Lüneburg + 1 more

The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. Students learn to use good governance principles to protect human rights. The program primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students. [+]

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. The Master’s Program in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights. As the program is designed for students from all over the world, it primarily takes place on the internet using online learning tools. There are three mandatory classroom session lasting two weeks each (at the start of the program, after one year and in the end after two years) which take place in Berlin and Lüneburg. You will learn from practitioners from Amnesty International, Transparency International and other organisations about practical skills needed to establish and protect human rights. In addition to that, you will learn about mechanisms of human rights defence and implementing good governance principles by renown scholars and professionals working for the International Criminal Court, the European Union, Yale University or the University of Cambridge. [-]

Master Good Governance And Peaceful Conflict Resolution

Université Francophone du Congo
Campus Full time September 2017 Democratic Republic of Congo Goma

Master Good Governance and Pacific Conflict Resolution [+]

Master Good Governance and Pacific Conflict Resolution UFRACO will use all possible means to achieve its objectives by intensifying conferences, seminars, symposiums, scientific days. And as a university linked to the Bologna process, the LMD system, through the mobility of its students and professors with other universities attached to the system. UFRACO adopts the following philosophy: 1) Facilitate the mobility of students and learners in Central Africa and the Great Lakes in particular as well as throughout the world. 10 2) To make the training offerings of African countries legible, visible and predictable; 3) Valuing African formations on a global scale and making them compatible, adoptable and adaptable to knowledge and practiced rigorously in all other countries. It is the national program, plus the cross-curricular courses, but the system is that of License , Master and Doctorate (LMD). However, we will closely follow the different orientations of the Ministry of Trustees on this system. [-]

Master in Conflict and Democracy Studies

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The Master’s Program in Conflict and Democracy Studies focuses on the discussion of the variety of potential relationships between democracy (and its quality), authoritarianism, totalitarianism, democratization, and conflict. We understand conflict to be a permanent, invariant feature of humankind, one that fuels both progress and failure. [+]

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. The Master’s Program in Conflict and Democracy Studies focuses on the discussion of the variety of potential relationships between democracy (and its quality), authoritarianism, totalitarianism, democratization, and conflict. We understand conflict to be a permanent, invariant feature of humankind, one that fuels both progress and failure. Since humans first began to establish rich social (and societal) ties, there have been struggles for power and a search for the best possible regime in any given time and place. Sometimes, to achieve their goals, conflicting parties use violence; sometimes they are able to come to a peaceful solution. A key question therefore becomes whether it is possible to democratize (or decentralize) various (deeply divided) societies without fuelling ethnic, religious, or other conflict. Following that is the question as to whether and how the threat of violent conflict is used by authorities to entrench, sustain, or even deepen autocratic tendencies. A focus on these questions is therefore natural and prudent. We are, moreover, currently witness to a number of efforts to transform democratic societies around the world. There are many factors behind this development, but in each case, sooner or later, an intensive discussion of the necessary trade-offs between security and personal freedom arises. Sometimes conflicting parties find an acceptable solution for most of these points, one which maintains the (democratic) status quo; sometimes all attempts fail and in the making open a pathway for securing and strengthening nondemocratic tendencies. To prevent things from going wrong—or even... [-]

Master of Dispute Resolution

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The UTS Dispute Resolution program, a first in Australia, focuses on the wide range of non-adversarial dispute resolution processes. The subjects available accommodate distinct streams that include commerce, family, community and court-annexed programs.Dispute resolution at UTS is focused on experiential learning involving a fusion of critical and reflective thinking paradigms with the application of theory in practical, work-based contexts. [+]

The mixture of experience-based learning and formal lectures by professional practitioners give students a hands-on understanding of the full range of dispute resolution processes, from negotiation through the consensual processes to decisional theory.

Career options include arbitrator, manager, negotiator and professionals in a wide range of areas such as health and education, government and industrial relations.

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Master in Advanced European and International Studies – Berlin--Nice--Rome

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus Full time October 2017 France Nice Germany Berlin Italy Rome + 3 more

"European Integration and Global Studies" branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies in Berlin-Nice-Rome [+]

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. The European Integration and Global Studies branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The teaching modules are (for a detailed description see below): * Conflict and cooperation in the international system * European integration and external action * Federalism and multi-level governance * Economic globalisation and sustainable development * Professional Skills Workshops The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. Following the slogan “Learning and living Europe”, the participants rotate each trimester, moving their place of studies from Berlin to Nice and then to Rome. The MAEIS is a one­-year ­programme, subdivided into three study terms. The programme allows students coming from all over the world to develop a thorough understanding of the role of the European Union in a growingly complex and turbulent world. From international conflict settlement to trade agreements negotiations, democracy promotion or sustainable development strategies, students discover how EU institutions, policies and actors shape this role by exploring case studies and discussing with field experts. Degree and recognition Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: Master in Advanced European and International Studies: This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS credits at Master level.... [-]

Master International Law and the Settlement of Disputes

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica San Pedro

The specialization in international dispute settlement offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. [+]

The Master in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. This specialization examines the role of national and international courts and tribunals in contributing to the settlement of disputes. As international and transnational adjudication has acquired a more prominent role in international relations, it is essential to understand how these global and regional courts are responding to the challenges of the early 21st Century. Students will examine the role of law in traditional and not-so traditional territorial and boundary disputes, and acquire an overview of the law of the sea. And finally, they will be examine the increasingly important field of dispute settlement in international economic relations, which will include investment arbitration. [-]

MPhil in Public Policy

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus September 2017 Hong Kong

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program aims to train students in original research in public policy, and to cultivate independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in public policy research and formulation. [+]

Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. Global policy challenges such as ageing, climate change, economic crises, and terrorism call for innovative solutions beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries, and public policy schools, departments, institutes and programs have been set up in leading universities around the world to tackle these global challenges. With substantial strengths in science, engineering, business and management, and quantitative social science areas, the Division of Public Policy (PPOL) and the Institute for Public Policy (IPP) are established to develop public policy as an emerging strategic area by fostering close collaboration across disciplines and to contribute more to policy development in key policy areas both locally and globally. The program aims to develop unique interdisciplinary postgraduate programs to provide rigorous training in policy research on a wide range of policy areas, such as environmental/ social/ economic policy, innovation and technology policy that meet society’s needs and professional requirements. MPhil in Public Policy The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program aims to train students in original research in public policy, and to cultivate independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in public policy research and formulation. Research Foci The following areas are the Division's main foci: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Environmental Policy and Sustainability Social Changes and Public Policy China's Development Policies To facilitate interdisciplinary research, students enrolled in the Program will be co-supervised by faculty members of the Division who have been appointed jointly with other schools. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements... [-]