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University of Belgrade

Peace Studies

The Regional Master’s Program in Peace Studies is an advanced inter-disciplinary program designed for both students and practitioners, offering an expertise in several specialized fields, including Conflict Resolution and Peace and Development.


Universidad de Granada

Culture of Peace, Conflicts, Education and Human Rights

The master’s degree in Peace Culture, Conflicts and Human Rights is a conjuncted qualification offered by the Peace and Conflicts Institute of the University of Granada, the the Unesco desk of Conflicts Resolution of the University of Córdoba the Faculty of Education of the University of Malaga and the Faculty of Science of Education of the University of Cádiz, and it is the product of an agreement signed by their own universities with the aim of contributing to the knowledge and development of human rights, the principles of democracy and men-women equality, solidarity, protection of the environment, universal accessibility and promotion of peace culture.

Universitat Jaume I

International Peace, Conflict and Development Studies

The main goal of this master's degree is to create an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary learning community in which the peaceful transformation of conflicts is fostered by recognising, respecting and understanding diverse cultures and ways of life. Sometimes, the students – who come from different countries – have experienced wars and violent conflicts directly, and this makes the discussion richer and facilitates the search for alternatives to face unfair situations in a peaceful manner. The lecturers come from renowned universities, organisations and institutions worldwide, which contributes to providing the programme with an international and intercultural profile.


Linnaeus University

Peace and Development Programme

The Peace and Development Programme provides you with comprehensive knowledge within the areas of conflict transformation, peacebuilding, development work and international development cooperation. You also gain knowledge about the connection to human rights and security issues. By combining theory with experiences from practice abroad, you will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, both in Sweden and abroad. The language of teaching is English, and the programme offers cross-cultural perspectives and experiences.

University of Uppsala

Peace and Conflict Studies

Why is there armed conflict? How do we reach sustainable peace? Peace and Conflict Studies is a relatively young research field addressing crucial issues in a troubled world. The Master's Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies gives you a broad skill-set with specialised knowledge in conflict management and peacebuilding at both a national and global level.

Umeå University

Crisis Management and Peacebuilding

Master’s Degree Programme in Crisis Management and Peacebuilding gives you in-depth knowledge about crisis management and peacebuilding at national and international level. The main perspective is governance under uncertainty caused by crisis, disasters and conflicts. You will develop skills to analyze and manage uncertainty in light of knowledge about crisis management systems, legal norms, power relations and planning for societal reconstruction. You will get in-depth training in analysis methods and writing of scientific reports.


University of Ankara

Peace and Conflict Studies

The MSc program in Peace & Conflict Studies (MAPCS) at the Social Sciences University of Ankara (SSUA) is the only one of its kind in its region. The Program is strategically situated in the Anatolian peninsula, home to numerous civilizations throughout history that has witnessed and experienced conflicts and sought its way out of them through its wisdom of peace. The wisdom of Anatolia refers to the cultural, customary, and political attitudes in the process of unifying the elements of this peninsula.

Sabancı University

Conflict Analysis and Resolution

The Program on Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Sabancı University is the only Master’s program of its kind in Southeastern Europe, taking a regional lead in training a new cadre of conflict resolution specialists and peacemakers from Turkey and countries around the world. Initiated in Fall 2000, the Master’s program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution has the following goals and objectives:

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University of Bradford

Peace, Resilience and Social Justice

Our MA in Peace, Resilience and Social Justice is designed for those seeking an advanced understanding of the intersecting crises of climate change/ecological degradation, inequality and injustice, conflict and violence. The programme critically examines how different actors are responding to these challenges, including efforts to rethink the assumptions and practices that shape our ways of life, public engagement, contentious collective action and practical efforts to design and create more resilient, sustainable and equitable communities.

University of St Andrews

Peacebuilding and Mediation

Peacebuilding and Mediation critically explores the relationship between formal and official peacebuilding and mediation initiatives and informal, unofficial, and community-based efforts.

Lancaster University

Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies

This programme is designed to critically examine the theoretical and methodological issues surrounding the dynamics of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. You will have the opportunity to engage with the work of peace and conflict studies scholars, at both conceptual and empirical levels, and to draw on evidence from a range of recent armed conflicts.

Leeds Beckett University

Peace and Development

Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference to the lives of people around the world. This is your opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development both nationally and internationally. You will consider issues such as gender, poverty, employment, human rights and the role of civil society and community participation in decision-making and governance. From security threats and terrorism to the arms trade and non-violent social movements, you will acquire an in-depth insight into contemporary global issues. You will study the political, economic, cultural, environmental and technological changes that influence development decisions. We place a real emphasis on international debate and your teaching will be delivered in small groups involving students from around the world, giving you access to a range of cultural perspectives to inform your learning. We will also provide you with skills in project management and you will learn how to draw up funding applications, competencies essential for working in the field.

SOAS University of London

Humanitarianism, Aid & Conflict

The MSc Humanitarianism, Aid and Conflict builds on the strength of existing expertise in violence, conflict and global development within the Department of Development Studies and SOAS in general. The programme is designed to provide you with analytical training and an in-depth understanding of the challenges of contemporary humanitarian aid, its interaction with conflict and development and new directions in the field. The programme presents students with comprehensive knowledge of the history of the architecture of aid in humanitarian contexts, key local, regional and international actors, and engages with theoretical, conceptual and policy debates relating to the political and logistical challenges of the global responses to conflict, natural disasters and complex emergencies, the diverse range of critiques that have been made of it, emerging innovations, context-specific challenges and agendas from the Global South.

SOAS University of London

Violence, Conflict & Development

This programme examines the analytical, political and policy relationships between violence, conflict and development. The core module addresses empirical trends, difficulties of data collection and the importance of categorisation and boundaries to matters of violence. It goes on to present foundational theories on conflict and violence, including gender perspectives, debates about the origins of human violence (anthropological, historical, psychological sources of violence) and the role of violence in historical change. The focus then shifts to the means, mechanisms and markers of violence, including themes related to boundaries, war economies, inequality, land and the environment. This provides the basis for analysing interventions in the violent conflict including humanitarian aid, conflict resolution and reconstruction.

SOAS University of London

Politics of Conflict, Rights & Justice

The programme is designed for Masters students who are interested in the politics of human rights, humanitarianism and international and transitional justice especially in conflict and post-conflict states. It is also highly relevant to anyone working or intending to work in international NGOs, international organizations, think tanks and advocacy groups in the areas of rights, humanitarian assistance and transitional justice. It also looks more broadly at the future of global human rights in a world where, many claim, the influence of the West is declining and asks critical questions about the legitimacy and effectiveness of transitional justice mechanisms and humanitarian intervention. Students on this programme are able to participate in all of the activities of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice – including closed and public seminars, workshops, expert briefings and professional training, a student-led blog, regular social events and the Centre’s internship scheme (for a small group selected through a competitive application process).