• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Conflict, Peace and Security programme delivered by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) is a unique opportunity designed to enhance the understanding of conflicts in all their dimensions and to explore innovative approaches to their management, resolution and transformation, with the help of world-leading academics and experts. 
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Built on the combined expertise of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and, the Conflict, Peace and Security programme aims to equip participants with a broad analytical skillset, first-hand knowledge and unique expertise from the field. 

The Master's Degree and related qualifications (please, see below for more information) are suitable both for professionals working in conflict-prone environments within the framework of international, regional, governmental or non-governmental organizations, and for graduate students, young researchers or other academics interested in enhancing their understanding of conflicts and acquiring skills to better address them. 

By choosing the Master in Conflict, Peace and Security, students gain access to a broad community of alumni spread across the world. Becoming a part of this community will be a valuable asset for a lifetime.


  • 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.


United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Conflict Analysis
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Introduction to Peace Operations (PO) and History of PO
  • Philosophy of Peace and Non Violence
  • Media and Peace Building
  • Games Theory
  • Human Security 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Enrolment open: last days
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      The programme has a flexible duration with an average of 2 years However, the programme can be extended to up to 6 semesters (3 years).

  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • To gain entry to the programme, participants need to have an authenticated university qualification.
  • The course material will be in English and the language used in class will also be English. Therefore, a command of English is required to follow this programme.
  • 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

    5580 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11160 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5580 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11160 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


To foster diversity within the programme, UNITAR and UOC offer a limited number of partially-funded scholarships to talented students in need of financial aid. In order to be eligible for a partially-funded scholarship, candidates must submit a letter in which they explain the reasons why they should be awarded the scholarship, as well as a copy of the last payslip.

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