Would you like to know more about conflicts? Their shifts in character and significance? The possibilities for actions in real-life situations? And how to transform conflict into a resource for democratic governance? The Conflict Resolution and Governance programme of the University of Amsterdam provides you with a foundation in theory and research that helps you analyse conflicts and conflict resolution efforts in relationship to the dynamics of public governance.
You are given the opportunity to develop a command of diverse resources needed to respond to analytical challenges presented by local, regional, and global conflicts and to situate contemporary events in a historical and comparative perspective.
The case-oriented approach of the programme helps you to develop skills and experience through the analysis of action in settings that are grounded in comparative and historical perspectives.
An education in the social sciences will impart a broad range of skills that easily translate into a multitude of careers. Graduates from the Master's in Conflict Resolution and Governance find positions like
- Development expert in Fragile States
- Business Development Manager at Cordaid Urban Matters
- Lecturer, tutor and thesis supervisor at UvA’s College of Social Sciences
- Assistant at Stichting Bescherming Burgerrechten, a civil rights organisation
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Capita Selecta Conflict resolution and governance
- Seminar on conflict resolution and governance practice
- Authoritarian Politics
- Civil Wars and State-building
- Conflict and political violence in the Middle East
- Dealing with policy conflicts
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- A Bachelor's degree in social sciences or in another closely related discipline (such as political science, international relations, law, economics, history and philosophy)
- International degrees are evaluated on the basis of advice from professional diploma evaluators
- All applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of social sciences and conflict resolution and/or governance in particular, of at least (an equivalent of) 30 ECTS credits earned during previous study
- A solid basis in social science methods and techniques as demonstrated by the completion of (the equivalent of) at least 20 ECTS during previous study
- An overall grade average of at least a B+/3.33 (American system); second class, upper division Honours degree (British system), C (ECTS system), 7.0 (Dutch system) or equivalent
- English language proficiency
International16060 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.
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