Magisterprogrammet i freds- och konfliktstudier
Varför finns det väpnade konflikter? Hur kan vi nå en hållbar fred? Freds- och konfliktstudier är ett ungt forskningsområde som tar upp viktiga frågor i en oroad värld. Masterprogrammet i freds- och konfliktstudier ger dig en bred kompetens med specialiserad kunskap inom konflikthantering och fredsbyggande på både nationell och global nivå.
Programmet har en distinkt internationell karaktär och förbereder akademiker för en yrkeskarriär som analytiker eller forskare inom både den privata och den offentliga sektorn, både nationellt och internationellt. Examen kvalificerar utexaminerade att söka till doktorandstudier i freds- och konfliktstudier eller internationella relationer. I sin nationella utvärdering av högre utbildning 2012 drog Högskoleverket slutsatsen att utbildningen vid masterprogrammet är av högsta kvalitet och får högsta betyg på alla utvärderingskriterier.
APPLICATION TO THE PROGRAMME
There are two application periods for the Master's Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. For the international admission round, you need to apply through the national applications system run by University Admissions in Sweden. This is done at the website www.universityadmissions.se. It is only possible to submit an application during the two official admission rounds. Follow this step-by-step guide to ensure you submit a complete application.
TIMELINE & COURSES
The fall term (Term 1) consists of Causes of War (15 credits) and Methods (15 credits), which run in parallel. Causes of War is a core course that gives a first specialisation in Peace and Conflict Studies. There are two alternative Methods tracks. The main option is to enrol in Methods I (7,5 credits) followed by Methods II (7,5 credits). Students with significant knowledge in statistical analysis can enrol in an alternative option of Methods I followed by Methods II, Advanced (7,5 credits). Students who take the alternative option in Term 1 have the possibility to enroll in Forecasting Methods and Causal Inference for the Social Sciences as an elective course in Term 2.
In the spring term (Term 2), students begin by studying International Conflict Resolution (15 credits), which focuses on how conflict parties move from violent interactions to durable peace. Having studied both the causes of war (in the autumn) and international conflict resolution (in the spring), our Master's students have a firm basis to stand on and now choose two out of the various elective courses offered for the remaining 10 weeks of the spring. The aim is to give students the opportunity to study courses of their particular interest, in greater depth and breadth.
Students wishing to conclude their studies with a one-year’s Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies take International Conflict Resolution in the first half of Term 2 and write an essay during the second half of the term (15 credits).
Students may devote the third term to gaining practical experience as an intern in an international organisation, private company or governmental institution in Sweden or abroad for all or half of the semester (30 or 15 credits). Alternatively, students can choose to take elective courses offered by the Department or other departments at Uppsala University.
The fourth term is devoted entirely to a degree project: The Master's Thesis course (30 credits).
Courses offered by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research for the Master's Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies. Note that changes may occur.
- Causes of War (15 credits)
- Methods I (7.5 credits)
- Methods II (7.5 credits) or Methods II Advanced (7.5 credits)
- Master's Thesis (30 credits)
- Research Ethics (7.5 credits)
- International Conflict Resolution (15 credits)
- Negotiation and Mediation in Practice (7.5 credits)
- Forecasting Methods and Causal Inference for the Social Sciences (7.5 credits)
- International Interventions and Protection of Civilians (7.5 credits)
- Causes of Peace (7.5 credits)
- Gender, War and Peace (7.5 credits)
- Emerging Security Threats (7.5 credits)
- Advanced Qualitative Methods (7.5 credits)
- War and Development (7.5 credits)
- Peace from Below (7.5 credits)
- Socio Psychological Foundations of Intergroup Conflict (7.5 credits)
- Non-Violent Conflicts: Causes, Strategies, and Outcomes (7.5 credits)
- War and Peace on Film (7.5 credits)
- Reviewing a Research Field (7.5 credits)
- Internship in Peace and Conflict Studies (30 credits)
- Internship in Peace and Conflict Studies (15 credits)