The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education concluded in its 2012 national evaluation of higher education that the education at the Master programme is of the highest quality, receiving the highest mark available on all criteria for evaluation.
The programme is given by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. The degree qualifies graduates to apply for doctoral studies in Peace and Conflict Studies or International Relations. As a student at the department you will engage with a vibrant research environment and thrive among motivated high-performing fellow students. All classes are taught in English and the students regularly come from all corners of the world.
Upon completion of the programme, you will have acquired a thorough understanding of advanced issues in peace and conflict research in order to be able to critically examine, assess and analyse the origin, dynamics and resolution of armed conflicts on a scientific basis.
Through elective courses the progamme provides an opportunity to obtain a more individual profile by specializing in areas such as conflict resolution or security challenges. The programme also entails the opportunity for a one-semester long internship, where you can gain valuable practical experience.
The programme prepares graduates for a professional career as analysts or researchers in both the private and the public sector, both nationally and internationally. The Master programme in Peace and Conflict Studies provides a broad competence with special knowledge of how to moderate conflict and build peace and justice at national and global levels. Former students at the department work at international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank, various national ministries and governmental agencies in Sweden and abroad, as well as in various national and international non-governmental organizations.
The programme also prepares students for research and teaching and is a qualification when applying for doctoral studies in Peace and Conflict Studies or International Relations. Former students at the department are completing their PhD studies at, for example, Columbia University in New York, Oxford University in Oxford, Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Kings College in London, and European University Institute in Florence as well as various Swedish universities.
The programme leads to a Master of Social Science (120 credits) with Peace and Conflict Studies as the main field of study.
After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Social Science (60 credits).
Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.
Read more about scholarships on www.uu.se/scholarships.