• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Armed Conflicts programme delivered by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is a special collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has been established to jointly run this programme. Students must take part of the curriculum of the course programme on the virtual campus of UNITAR and part on the UOC one. 

About

The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner.

Conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, studies and culture of peace are synonyms and they describe the scientific and multi-disciplinary approach of conflictology.

Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities and peace research institutes from different countries around the world get together in this virtual course that makes it possible, with the UOC's years' experience, for anyone, no matter where they live, to access this international master course and prepare for professional practice. 

The Armed Conflicts programme delivered by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) trains students in all applications of conflictology (family, trade, social, political, international, armed conflicts), facilitates internships, preparation of research programmes and the development of your own professional projects giving you access to the largest network of people working to promote peace.

Objectives

  • to know the theory, its different approaches and the nature of contemporary conflicts
  • to acquire skills of analysis and the ability to plan actions for peaceful interventions, both for the prevention of conflicts and for intervening during their development
  • to learn techniques and strategies for intelligent non-violent intervention in conflict situations
  • to access information and knowledge to be able to develop efficient intervention programmes and manage the quest for positive specific solutions
  • to be able to lead and facilitate negotiation and mediation processes
  •  to transform the way to communicate both to prevent and to end conflicts

Partners

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Introduction to Peace Operations
  • Human Security in Post-Conflicts Interventions
  • Deconstructing 
  • Economy and Conflict

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      The programme can be extended to up to 6 semesters (3 years). 
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Essay / Academic Writing Sample (Optional)
  • Motivation Letter / Statement of Purpose (Optional)
  • Recommendation Letter 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6695 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3348 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6695 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • You can pay for your master's degree, postgraduate or specialization course in instalments

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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