M.Phil. On Campus

Peace and Conflict Studies

University of Oslo

24 months
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The Peace and Conflict Studies programme of the University of Oslo provides analytic tools and empirical insights to understand the multifaceted challenges associated with war and conflict.


The Peace and Conflict Studies programme of the University of Oslo combines advanced training in research methods and techniques with practitioner perspectives to equip students for future careers in government, international organizations, or academia. This program is suited for students who wish to combine rigorous analysis with real-world perspectives on some of the most complex challenges facing states and the wider international community.

About the Master's Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and conflict studies aim at answering a wide range of questions about the causes of conflicts and the conditions for peace. How has warfare changed over time? How does the distribution of power among states affect the likelihood of inter-state war? Are democratic states more peaceful than authoritarian states?

Why choose peace and conflict studies? 

  • The Programme provides you with skills and knowledge to study and analyse the multifaceted nature of peace and conflict.
  • The programme has a strong focus on methods and empirical analysis.
  • You will be given lectures and guidance from top researchers in the field of peace and conflict research.
  • We cooperate with other important research institutions, such as PRIO, IFS, NUPI, Fafo
  • You can do an internship as part of your degree.
  • You can do field work related to you master's thesis.
  • The small number of students allows for more attention to each and a close knit, collaborative environment.

Career prospects

The master's programme in Peace and Conflict will make you highly attractive in both public and private sector. You can apply for jobs within sectors and institutions like:

  • Government agencies, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • International organisations, such as the UN and NATO.
  • NGOs and aid organisations
  • Research institutions
  • Media
  • The programme qualifies for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Applied Statistics for Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Conflict and state building
  • Conflict and Cooperation
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Rational Choice Models and International Conflict

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Oslo

11682 - 19230 NOK /month
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