Master; Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM) The Master's Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies is a two year full-time academic programme that leads to a Master of Philosophy in Peace and Conflict Studies.
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.
Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo (SUM), Norway