|Application deadline:||Norwegian and other Nordic applicants: April 15; Self-financed applicants: December 1|
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|Start date:||August 2015|
|Credits (ECTS):||120 ECTS|
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|More information:||Go to university website|
The Master's degree programme offers interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, and analytical skills for handling conflicts by peaceful means.
The programme draws upon the history and geography of the city of Tromsø in the relatively peaceful Far North to bring innovation to peace and conflict studies. With a long history of working towards peaceful co-existence among local ethnic and cultural groups, the region provides a unique setting for the study of ways of transforming relationships between individuals, groups and institutions from destructive to constructive bonds.
Teaching is intensive during the first year, as core debates and perspectives are addressed through compulsory courses.
The second year focuses mainly on master's thesis projects. These thesis projects are designed by the students themselves depending on their diverse interests and experiences. It is possible to collect data from any part of the world to support such self-selected master's thesis projects.
The Masters degree programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation prepares students for challenging careers in sectors as diverse as emergency and humanitarian assistance, governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as teaching and research.
1. semester (autumn)
2. semester (spring)
3. semester (autumn)
4. semester (spring)
The MPCT is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge of peace and conflict studies as a distinct and an applied field of study, in addition to developing general academic capabilities.
Students, who have successfully completed the MPCT programme, are expected to have achieved the following:
The teaching and learning methods will be problem-based, as far as possible: Using problems and issues informing everyday life as a starting point, the teaching will be organized as recurrent cycles of instructions, readings, seminars, discussions and academic production under the guidance of an academic staff. The teaching methods will be worldly, grounded and driven by field knowledge and thereby facilitate the problem-solving capabilities of students.
All students will be appointed an academic adviser in the first year of study. The supervision will be given through seminars and individual tutorials.
The type of examination is specified in each module.