Why is it possible to solve some, but not all conflicts by means of negotiations and diplomacy? What, if anything, is new in ‘new wars’? How does the distribution of power among states affect the likelihood of inter-state war? How has warfare changed over time? Under what conditions are decisions concerning use of force likely to be the result of misperceptions? Are democratic states more peaceful than authoritarian states?
When you have successfully completed the Master’s Programme Peace and Conflict Studies, you have acquired theoretical and methodological tools that enable you to analyse these and similar questions in a scientific manner.
The programme aims at providing a background for work in voluntary organizations, research, inquiry and information activity, civil and military administration and the educational system.
Master; Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM) he Master’s degree programme in Gender Studies will give the students competence on gender and the ability to work independently on central issues related to gender, feminism, gender equality, power and knowledge production. A central topic will be the use of gender as an analytic category and a critical perspective on central questions within science, politics, culture and social issues.
The programme consists of a disciplinary part and a Master’s thesis part, each with 60 credits. In the first year of the programme the focus will be on the disciplinary part with six 10 credit courses. The thesis part is in the second year of the programme. The students will then write their theses based on their own research, supervised by a teacher. The subject for the thesis should be chosen in the second semester of the programme. The courses and supervision are offered in English and Norwegian. The thesis can be written in English, Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.
This is an interdisciplinary and flexible programme where students have the option combine gender courses at the Centre for Gender Research with courses from other units. In their study programme, students progress from working with general and basic issues, via courses that provide specialisation and knowledge of new areas, and in the end work independently with the thesis. Most of the courses in the first year of the study programme are directly or indirectly part of the preparation for the work with the thesis. During the second year students can concentrate on their thesis. The topic for the Master’s thesis must be chosen in agreement with, and be approved by, the teacher. Supervision includes assistance in choosing the topic and the main research questions, finding source materials, and help with structure and presentation.
The aim of the CES master's programme is to provide students with knowledge and critical insights into the socio-cultural, political and scientific challenges of achieving sustainable development at both the local and global level.
This master's degree programme takes up a number of important topics related to sustainability, including ethics, culture, development theory, poverty, business and consumption. An important objective of the program is to introduce students to the complexities of interdisciplinary research.
Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) welcomes applications from students who are interested in studying in an international and welcoming workplace. Please explore these web pages for information on the program’s structure, courses offered, learning outcomes, and how to apply.
The aim of the CES masters is to provide students with knowledge and critical insights into the socio-cultural, political and scientific challenges of achieving sustainable development at both the local and global level. The masters takes up a number of important topics related to sustainability, including ethics, culture, development theory, poverty, business and consumption. An important objective of the program is to introduce students to the complexities of interdisciplinary research.