International Master's Degree in Conflictology
The International Master’s Degree in Conflictology presents empirical knowledge and insight on conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, for conflicts of all importance, be they interpersonal or global. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities, the United Nations and peace research institutes guide participants through the virtual learning environment, enabling them to learn about the peaceful resolution of conflicts and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains participants in all applications of conflictology and facilitates the development of professional projects by giving participants access to the largest network of people working to promote peace.
At the end of the Master’s Programme, students will be able to:
- Analyse the nature and characteristics of contemporary conflicts at different levels;
- Access information and knowledge to develop efficient intervention programmes;
- Synthesise techniques and strategies for non-violent intervention;
- Formulate a plan of action for peaceful interventions, both for the prevention of conflicts and for their resolution;
- Lead and facilitate negotiation and mediation processes, at the family, professional and international levels.
To receive the Master’s Degree in Conflictology, issued by the UOC in partnership with UNITAR, candidates must complete the following courses equivalent to 60 ECTS (1500 hours) in no more than two years.
- Introduction to Peace Operations
- History of UN Peace Operations
- Conflict Analysis
- Conflict Resolution
- Human Security in the Practice of Peace Operations
- Philosophy of Peace
- Media and Peace Building
- Crisis Management
- Economy and Conflict
- Deconstructing the War
- The Intercultural/Ethnic Conflict and the Management of Diversity
- Family Mediation
- Business Mediation
- Implementation of Conflict Strategy in Workplace and Commercial Conflicts
- Business Ethics
- Mandate Evaluation
- Postgraduate Project
- Master Project
- Personnel of peace operations (civilian, military and police);
- Civil servants and staff of international, regional and national organisations involved in peace and security;
- NGO representatives and humanitarian workers;
- Researchers and academics;
- Any person with responsibilities and interest in solving conflicts.
Scholarships and tuition fees
Full scholarships covering the tuition fees may be available for outstanding candidates, especially from Least Developed Countries (LDCs). United Nations Volunteers and candidates from LDCs may be eligible for discounted tuition fees.
For more information on scholarships and tuition fees, please, consult the frequently asked questions.
Other available qualifications
- Postgraduate diploma in Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
- Postgraduate Certificate in Armed Conflict and Crisis Management
- Specialisation in Armed Conflict
- Specialisation in Crisis Management
2014 Fall semester
Deadline for application | 01 July 2014
More information - contact details
Dr. Ludwig Gelot
Peacekeeping Training Programme • United Nations Institute for Training and Research