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Peace and Conflict Studies, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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Overview

At the same time, the practical relevance of these concepts and methods is discussed and demonstrated in the seminars. Specific conflicts and cases are analysed within the courses offered and practical skills of conflict management are trained within special practice modules. 

The Master's programme Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg courses focus on human rights issues, conflict analyses and normative issues of a global peace order. The PACS programme offers the students a broad education in theories and methods of peace and conflict study and enables them to develop the strong analytical and practical skills.

Programme Structure

Specific conflicts and cases are analysed within the courses offered and practical skills of conflict management are trained within special practice modules. The courses focus on human rights issues, conflict analyses and normative issues of a global peace order. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    108

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

  • Appropriate Bachelor in social or cultural sciences with a minimum GPA of 2,5 on the German scale

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

The PACS programme is aimed primarily at graduates of Social Sciences and Humanities Courses (at least BA). In principle also graduates from other courses are allowed. Because this programme is a postgraduation course, students are expected to be familiar with techniques of scientific work. The course is designed explicitly for international applicants. Applicants who are interested in a scholarship can apply directly through the DAAD and must not send a separate application to the Otto-von-Guericke University. Foreign interested applicants can also apply directly without a scholarship at the university.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Magdeburg

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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