Information for Master's Students

Welcome to the Centre for Peace Studies!

On this page you will find information that is vital as a student on the two-year English-taught MA programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation. We recommend that you become familiar with the information found here. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact or the academic contact person.

The contract is important - it documents your rights and responsibilites regarding the supervision and master's thesis work.

The contract should be signed by both you and your supervisor. We kindly ask you to submit the signed contract to your supervisor during the first year of study. The supervisor and the student must retain signed copies of the contract. Link to the contract will be announced (PDF).

More information about data collection to be announced.

If you are unsure about what your project for the Master's Thesis should be, you can look at the other theses submitted by alumni from the Peace and Conflict Transformation programme in UiTs open research archive

Students admitted to a master's programme at the Centre for Peace Studies can make use of the following study rooms:

  • Nedre Lysthus - lower level
    • Two study/reading rooms
    • Computer room with four computers and a copying machine/printer
    • CPS Library
    • Small kitchen/break room
    • Lockers - in the hallway and study/reading rooms

You have access to Nedre Lysthus on your student card after working hours. If you don't have access, please contact UiT Info Centre (Tromsø).

The following elective courses have been pre-approved for MPCT Programme Students. Should you be interested in other courses, please contact to ask for approval.

HEL-3005 - Society, Culture and Public Health (Special requirements for admission!)
HEL-3011 - Peace, Health and Medical Work

JUR-3050 - General Law of the Sea – 15 ECTS
JUR-3605 - Indigenous People’s Rights  (Special admission requirements)
JUR-3615 - European Human Rights  (Special admission requirements)
JUR-3619 - Energy Law  (special admission requirements)
JUR-3620 - International law and armed conflict

Social Sciences and Humanities:
HIS-3005 - History of Indigenous Peoples - Indig. People, ethnic minorities and the multi-cultural society in the North
SOA-3004 - Identity, Minorities and Borders (information in Norwegian)
STV-3005 - International Politics
SVF-3107 - Visual Ethnography and Ways of Knowing
SOA-3006 - Indigenous Culture, Resource Management and Human Rights
STV-3013 - Indigenous Rights, Politics and Institution Building
SVF-3028 - Development, Migration and Security
SVF-3105 - Film in Cross-Cultural Research
SPL-3010 - Culture, Politics and Planning
SPL-3007 - Globalization and Development. Theories and Issues
HIF-3111 - Manufacturing Monsters: Othering Through Constructing Evil
HIF-3112 - Film as Method and Data
HIF-3107 - East/West on Film
HIF-3620 - Indigenous Revitalization – Languages, Literature and Arts

Please contact the programme coordinator for more information.

The master's thesis should be submitted as a PDF file via Munin and WISEflow.

The submission deadlines are May 15 for the spring semester and November 1 for the autumn semester. The thesis must be submitted by 2 pm/14:00.

Front cover templates for the thesis can be found here.

More information regarding submitting the thesis:

  • Information needed to submit in Munin: Supervisor's name and e-mail address, abstract (around 250 words), keywords
  • Make sure to format the thesis with two-sided printing in mind. Please leave a blank page after the cover Page 1: Cover, Page 2: blank. Page 3-: The rest of the content. The first chapter should start on odd pages. Blank pages may have to be added to achieve this.
  • It is the student's own responsibility to make sure that the PDF file is correct and complete upon submission.
  • Please name the PDF file "thesis.pdf", because the name of the file will be visible to the public
  • Once you have submitted the thesis, you will get a confirmation e-mail
  • Theses that are approved will be published in Munin. You can choose to not have your thesis published, for example if it contains sensitive information.

Master's students have access to copying machines outside of the study rooms. More information on this here.

Peace and Conflict Transformation - master
Academic contact person: Mohammad Musfequs Salehin

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