24 months
5578 EUR/year
5578 EUR/year
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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:

  • Understanding Conflict and Conflict Analysis
  • Conflict Resolution
  •  Introduction to Peace Operations and Milestones in UN peacekeeping
  •  Human Security in Post-Conflict Interventions
  •  Gender Matters
  •  Media and Conflict
  • Philosophy of Peace and Non-Violence

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be considered for the Master in Conflict, Peace and Security, students must have completed an undergraduate degree, be fluent in English, and possess a valid passport or national ID card. Same requirements apply for the other programmes

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5578 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11156 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5578 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11156 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

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