Peace and Conflict Studies at Malmö University
Armed conflict and other forms of organised violence affect people in many parts of the world. Malmö University specialises in the subject of peace and conflict studies through its emphasis on civil society and highly relevant areas such as social movements, nonviolence, enemy images and the media.
As a student here, you will gain insight into the fundamentals of the subject, but you will also be challenged to immerse yourself in the field. The course revolves around questions such as:
- Why and how do violent conflicts arise?
- How can violence be managed and conflict converted into peaceful conditions by peaceful means?
- In addition to the cessation of military and organised violence, what else is required to achieve peace?
- How do combatants and victims of armed conflict experience and handle their situation?
- What role do international organizations and civil society participants play in working for peace - locally and globally? How do they go about their work in practice?
- Violence can be direct, but also structural in the form of oppression. What is required to resist such violence; for example, the practice of non-violence in revolutions?
- What is the role of urbanisation and discrimination in violent conflicts, including in states where no war is in progress?
- What is the impact of the media and enemy images in the development of conflicts, and of how conflicts can be understood by the involved parties, as well as by the outside world?
Within the framework of the programme you have the opportunity to do an internship with a relevant national or international organisation, authority, association or company, giving you practical experience outside the traditional classroom setting. You will also get the chance to study abroad for one semester; Malmö University cooperates with a large number of universities to provide exchange opportunities for our students.
The diversity of the programme combined with its multidisciplinary focus will provide you with competencies that are sought after in numerous sectors and in a constantly growing labour market.
You will acquire skills and knowledge to prepare you for further academic studies at master’s level, or for employment in fields such as: foreign policy; international relations; global affairs; refugee and asylum issues; analysis, prevention and resolution of conflicts; peace building; and reconciliation.
Future employers may include private sector businesses, local and international organisations and agencies, as well as national authorities and government organisations.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Peace and Conflict Studies I
- Peace and Conflict Studies II
- Civil society actors in local, national and international contexts
- Project management and methods in zones of conflict
- Peace and Conflict Studies III
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Relations Counselling View 3 other Masters in International Relations in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- General entry requirements + Civics 1b / 1a1 +1a2. Or: Civics A, English B.
- For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6
- final grades 66% national university aptitude test 34%
International7703 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23110 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Full tuition Fee: 235,000 SEK
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