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

University of Tampere

Program Description

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

University of Tampere

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 Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research (PEACE) provides a multi- and intradisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. The PEACE programme facilitates the understanding of complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short and long term consequences. The programme focuses not only on the study of conflict but primarily on its transformation and on the conditions for peaceful change. In 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. Furthermore, the programme 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 programme lies on the transformation of violent conflicts to achieve sustainable peace. Along with the Nordic tradition of peace research, the programme aims to take a holistic as well as a normative approach.

Study objectives

After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research you will have:

  • gained interdisciplinary understanding of short and long term consequences of conflicts
  • learned to understand the preconditions for conflict transformation, conflict resolution and peace in local as well as in international and global contexts
  • learned to analyze the evolution of the conflicts and conflict resolution and gain knowledge of peacebuilding, mediation and negotiation.

Career opportunities

The programme prepares students for both doctoral studies as well as for professional activity in various tasks in society, ranging from interpersonal relationships to international conflict situations. For instance, graduates could proceed to have careers as researchers, analysts, consultants or political advisors in government agencies, international organizations, research institutes or NGOs.

It is also possible for students to continue to do a PhD with TAPRI after their Master’s degree.

Eligibility

Eligibility criteria to the Master's degree programmes consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria, and programme specific eligibility criteria, which specify and/or add information to the general criteria. Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible.

General eligibility

To be eligible to apply to the Master’s Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, an applicant must have,

  1. a completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired programme or in a closely related subject
  2. AND
  3. fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. For requirements, please see "Language requirements" below.

Programme specific eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply to the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, an applicant must have a successfully completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Humanities, Social Sciences or in some other field/discipline appropriate for the content of the MDP.

The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that s/he sends the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2018 (to be confirmed). Attested copy of the degree certificate must reach the University by the deadline. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the University.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
10,000 EUR
Information
Deadline
Jan. 17, 2018
Locations
Finland - Tampere
Start date: Aug. 2018
Application deadline Jan. 17, 2018
End date Request Info
Dates
Aug. 2018
Finland - Tampere
Application deadline Jan. 17, 2018
End date Request Info
Price
Fees will be collected from non-EU/EEA citizens starting their studies in Master’s degree programmes taught in English in August 2017 or after that.