Peace and Conflict Studies (MS.Sc.) at Uppsala University

Uppsala University
Masters (MSSc)

2 years
Full time

Course description:

Why is there armed conflict? How do we reach sustainable peace? Peace and Conflict Studies is a young research field addressing crucial issues in a troubled world. The Master Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies gives you a broad skill-set with specialised knowledge in conflict management and peacebuilding at both a national and global level. The programme leads to a Master of Social Science (120 credits) with Peace and Conflict Studies as the main field of study.

School Department:

Uppsala University

Entry Requirements:

• A Bachelor’s degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
•  Also required is: 90 credits in peace and conflict studies, or 90 credits in a related relevant discipline and 30 credits in peace and conflict studies or the equivalent; and a summary, in English, of a Bachelor´s thesis or another independent academic work in peace and conflict studies or equivalent that your are the only author of (about 3000 words excluding references).

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden (“English 6”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.

The minimum test scores are:

• IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
• TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
• Cambridge: CAE, CPE

More information about English language requirements


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