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Peace and Conflict Studies




12 Months


About the Course

A Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the causes and dynamics of conflicts, as well as the tools and strategies for promoting peace and resolving conflicts at various levels. It is an interdisciplinary field that combines theories and methods from fields such as political science, international relations, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law.

The program typically covers a wide range of topics related to peace and conflict, including conflict analysis, conflict resolution and mediation, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, international relations and diplomacy, human rights, transitional justice, and the role of non-governmental organizations and international institutions in peace processes.

Students pursuing a Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies gain analytical and critical thinking skills, research skills, and practical tools for conflict resolution and peacebuilding. They learn to analyze conflicts from multiple perspectives, understand the root causes and drivers of conflicts, and explore strategies for preventing and resolving conflicts in diverse contexts.

The curriculum often includes a combination of theoretical coursework, case studies, research projects, and practical field experiences. Students may have the opportunity to engage with practitioners and experts in the field through guest lectures, workshops, and internships.

Upon completion of the program, graduates can pursue various careers in the field of peace and conflict studies. They may work in non-governmental organizations, international organizations, government agencies, research institutions, policy think tanks, or academic institutions. Career paths include roles in conflict analysis, peacebuilding and development, humanitarian work, diplomacy and international relations, human rights advocacy, and research and teaching.

Overall, a Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies equips students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to contribute to peaceful conflict resolution, social justice, and sustainable peace in a global context. 

Your Instructor

Camilla Jones

Camilla Jones
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