Recommended study plan for students admitted the fall 2020 or later
|4. semester||PECOS4096 – Master's Thesis|
|3. semester||PECOS4081 – Design Seminar||PECOS4096 – Master's Thesis||Optional course|
|2. semester||Core course*||Optional course||Optional course|
|1. semester||PECOS4021 – Research Methods||PECOS4022 – Applied Statistics for Peace and Conflict Studies||PECOS4010 – Conflict and state building|
|10 ECT credits||10 ECT credits||10 ECT credits|
The following courses are mandatory:
- PECOS4021 – Research Methods
- PECOS4022 – Applied Statistics for Peace and Conflict Studies
- PECOS4081 – Design Seminar
- PECOS4096 – Master's Thesis
In addition to the mandatory courses above, you must choose PECOS4010 – Conflict and state building and one of the following core courses, or two of the following courses.
- STV4020B – Statistical Analysis
- STV4217B – Rational Choice Models and International Conflict
- STV4225B – Strategy and Security Policy
- STV4232 – Causes of War in International Politics
- STV4252 – Politics and Strategy in the Nuclear Age
- STV4302B – Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
- STV4510 – Terrorism and Political Violence in Western Democracies
Peace and conflict studies
Admission to external courses
The individual supervision of your master's thesis spans two semesters, and two semesters only. You and your supervisor will normally meet approximately ten times during the course of these two semesters.
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching methods at the programme are based on lectures, seminars and workshops.
Forms of examination and assessments
Examination forms at the programme are mainly written, invigilated exams and term paper assignments. The evaluation of the thesis is based on an assessment of the written thesis as well as an oral examination, during which the students will have the opportunity to defend the thesis.
Diploma and degree
This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies.