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Peace and Conflict Studies, MSc

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Aberdeen

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

The MSc Peace and Conflict Studies is designed for students wishing to develop an advanced knowledge of the intellectual terrain of conflict resolution and post-conflict peacebuilding.

It familiarises students with the central theoretical, conceptual, and empirical dimensions of well-developed approaches conflict resolution (or “peacemaking”) and the more recent mechanisms of post-conflict peacebuilding which have expanded and developed over the past twenty years. It also addresses and examines the intersections between these two areas of study, particularly discussing the interaction and overlap between peacemaking and peacebuilding theory and processes. As such, it subjects the processes of peacemaking and peacebuilding to critical reflection by considering the boundaries and interactions between the two, the limits to and challenges of administering mechanisms for peace, justice and development within conflict-affected societies, and the ongoing challenges for both of local ownership, evaluation, and sustainability. The degree works both as a stand-alone programme for students wishing to enhance their knowledge of this area to an advanced level in order to pursue a career in Peace and Conflict intervention practice, as well as providing the necessary bases for students wishing to pursue PhD and related studies in Peace and Conflict Studies, conflict resolution or peacebuilding in the social sciences.

There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers and Employability Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,400per year

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 86 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    173 84%

    11th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    30th

    4

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