Peace and Conflict Transformation - master
The Master's programme offers in-depth understanding of the key issues informing the field of peace and conflict studies. It provides interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, as well as efforts at building peace and restoring confidence in institutions in conflict-affected societies. It actively recruits students from Nordic and non-Nordic countries to create and promote cross-cultural teaching and learning experiences.
|Qualification:||Master's of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Transformation|
|Admission requirements:||Bachelor degree in social sciences, health sciences, humanities, law or education|
|Application deadline:||1 December|
The Master's degree programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT) offers interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, and analytical skills for handling conflicts by peaceful means.
The programme draws upon the history and geography of the city of Tromsø in the relatively peaceful Far North to bring innovation to peace and conflict studies. With a long history of working towards peaceful co-existence among local ethnic and cultural groups, the region provides a unique setting for the study of ways of transforming relationships between individuals, groups and institutions from destructive to constructive bonds.
Teaching is intensive the first year, as core debates and perspectives are addressed through compulsory courses.
The second year focuses mainly on Master's Thesis projects. These thesis projects are designed by the students themselves depending on their diverse interests and experiences. It is possible to collect data from any part of the world to support such self-selected Master's Thesis projects.
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The MPCT is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of peace and conflict studies as a distinct and an applied field of study, in addition to developing general academic capabilities.
Students, who have successfully completed the MPCT programme, are expected to have achieved the following:
- Ability to relate theoretical and methodological frameworks from a variety of disciplines to violent conflicts and peace-building processes
- Ability to develop their peace-building skills through role plays, team work and communication
- Ability to design and carry out a research project that involves the use of diverse data sources
Admission to the Master's programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation requires a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification in the social sciences, health sciences, humanities, law or education. An average grade of equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required.
The programme is English-taught and applicants must document adequate proficiency in English
Entry into the programme is competitive and based on your academic qualifications (educational background) and a statement of purpose.
All deadlines described below are for admittance to the programme commencing in the autumn semester. The Master's Programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation does not admit new students in the spring semester.
The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th.The application deadline for self-financing international applicants is December 1st. More information is available here: General admission requirements for self-financed applicants.
The application deadline for quota applicants is December 1st. More information is available here: General admission requirements for quota applicants.
Notice to quota applicants:
Priority will be given to highly qualified applicants, who also document work experience in peace building, media, research and community development. Do not apply if you did not write thesis/dissertation at the Bachelor's level at the partner university.
Teaching and assessment
Every student will be assigned a thesis supervisor in the first year of study. Supervision is given through seminars and individual tutorials.
The type of examination is specified in each module.