The Master in Peace and Conflict Transformation at UIT the Arctic University of Norway provides interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, as well as efforts at building peace and restoring confidence in institutions in conflict-affected societies. It actively recruits students from Nordic and non-Nordic countries to create and promote cross-cultural teaching and learning experiences.
The Master's degree programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT) offers interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, and analytical skills for handling conflicts by peaceful means.
The programme draws upon the history and geography of the city of Tromsø in the relatively peaceful High North to bring innovation to peace and conflict studies. With a long history of working towards peaceful co-existence among local ethnic and cultural groups, the region provides a unique setting for the study of ways of transforming relationships between individuals, groups and institutions from destructive to constructive bonds.
Teaching is intensive the first year, as core debates and perspectives are addressed through compulsory courses.
The second year focuses mainly on Master's Thesis projects. These thesis projects are designed by the students themselves, depending on their diverse interests and experiences. It is possible to collect data from any part of the world to support such self-selected Master's Thesis projects.
Upon completion of the programme, the candidate should have the following learning outcomes:
Advanced knowledge of:
- the history and evolution of peace and conflict studies as a distinct field of study
- the key theories, debates and issues informing peace and conflict studies
- the nature and causes of violent conflict at all levels of human interaction - interpersonal, intergroup, community, national and global
- the diverse mechanisms for transforming conflictual relationships between individuals, groups and institutions into constructive bonds
- the diverse mechanisms for handling the consequences of violent conflict
- the existing state of knowledge in closely related fields of study in an overall multi-disciplinary perspective
More informationVisit official programme website
- Integrated Peace and Conflict Studies
- Culture, Conflict and Society
- Conflict Resolution and Conflict Transformation
- Methods in social research: An interdisciplinary approach
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesInternational Relations View 4 other Masters in International Relations in Norway
- Students with a BA or equivalent qualification in social sciences, health sciences, humanities, law or education
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
- semester fee of NOK 625 (57 EUR)
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