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?
It is an interdisciplinary programme, which is an advantage because it provides you with skills and knowledge to study and analyse the multifaceted nature of peace and conflict.We offer studies of peace and conflict related issues through two study tracks, political science and history. You apply to one of them and follow this throughout the programme. The Master in Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Oslo has a strong focus on methods and analysis, and you will acquire theoretical and methodological tools that enable you to analyse the many complex aspects of peace and conflict.The small number of students allows for more attention to each and a close knit, collaborative environment.
- You have detailed empirical knowledge of the history of war and peace in the 20th and 21st century and you understand its implications for war and peace in the present and the future
- You have in-depth knowledge of key theories of causes of conflict and conditions for peace and can assess their explanatory powers
- You have a solid understanding of basic issues pertaining to the purpose and practice of political science
- You have deep knowledge of advanced methodological tools within your discipline and can assess their relevance for analyzing a specific research question
More informationVisit official programme website
- International Negotiations/Conflict Resolution
- Conflict and State Building
- Methods and Theory in Modern International and Transnational History
- War, Peace and the Nobel Prize
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesHistory International Relations Political Science View 4 other Masters in International Relations in Norway
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Scan of non-Norwegian passport or ID card
- Documentation of English language proficiency
- Documentation of completed upper secondary education
- Final bachelor's degree diploma(s)/certificate(s)
- Transcript of records for your bachelor's degree
- Degree/ relevant courses to be completed - Only applicable for Nordic and EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway
- Final degree diploma and transcript of records
- Documentation of financing (if applicable)
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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