The Peace and Conflict Studies master is a full time program. Learning activities are organized according to the following plan for 120 credits in total.
Recommended study plan for students admitted the fall 2022 or later
|4. semester||PECOS4096 – Master's Thesis|
|3. semester||STV4911 - Master's Thesis - Research Design and Project Management|
|2. semester||PECOS4111 – Conflict and Cooperation*||Optional course||Optional course|
|1. semester||PECOS4025 - Analytic perspectives on peace and conflict||PECOS4010 – Conflict and state building*|
|10 ECTS credits||10 ECTS credits||10 ECTS credits|
The following courses are mandatory:
- PECOS4025 - Analytic perspectives on peace and conflict
- PECOS4022 - Applied Statistics for Peace and Conflict Studies
- STV4911 - Master's Thesis - Research Design and Project Management
- PECOS4096 - Master's Thesis
You have to choose one of the following courses:
- STV4030A - Digital Data in Political Science
- STV4030B - Qualitative Data in Political Science
- STV4030C - Survey design for political scientists
In addition to the mandatory courses, you must choose two core courses. You must choose at least one of these two core courses:
If you choose not to take both of these, you must also take one of the following core courses:
- STV4031 – Advanced statistics for political science
- 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.