Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, which is organized jointly by Åbo Akademi University in Vasa and the University of Tampere, provides interdisciplinary approaches to research on the complex issues of peace and conflict in the contemporary world.
These approaches aim to facilitate the understanding of the deep roots of wars and conflicts as well as their short and long term consequences. This Master's Programme also studies the preconditions for conflict resolution and peace in local as well as in international and global contexts.
In this Master's Programme peace and conflicts are understood as processes, thus the programme helps to analyze not only the evolution of the conflicts, but also peace building, mediation and negotiation. A variety of approaches, procedures, tools and methods are analyzed in practical context within the Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research.
The programme aims to prepare students for postgraduate studies, independent research work, as well as for professional activity of various types in the society, ranging from interpersonal to international conflict situations.
Applying to the University of Tampere through University Admissions Finland (UAF) is free of charge.
Masterís Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research provides interdisciplinary approaches to research on the complex issues of peace and conflict in the contemporary world. These approaches aim to facilitate the understanding of the deep roots of wars and conflicts as well as their short and long term consequences.
This Master's Programme also studies the preconditions for conflict resolution and peace in local as well as in international and global contexts. After the first year of study in the programme, students will choose their spezialisation field from the following: Peace and Conflict Research, History, Psychology, Social Anthropology, International Relations or Administrative Science.
Students who select Peace and Conflict Research, History, Psychology, Social Anthropology or International Relations as their specialization field will graduate with the degree of Master of Social Sciences, students specializing in Administrative Science will graduate with the degree of Master of Administrative Sciences. The programme cooperates with the Masterís programme at Åbo Akademi University in Vasa which concentrates on Developmental Psychology issues in the field of peace, mediation and conflict research.
In addition, previous studies, relevant work experience as well as other merits and qualifications will be taken into account. Mastering of second foreign language is a merit.
The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that s/he sends the degree certificate to the School office by the end of July. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the School office. Applicants with a Masterís degree will be admitted to the programme only for well-founded reasons.
Applicants must submit evidence of good command of English for academic purposes. We accept the following language tests:
Student selection is made on the basis of application documents; there is no entrance exam.
Students are selected to the programme from those applicants who fulfil the official admission criteria.
The following selection criteria are taken into account in the selection process:
Admissions results will be announced by 30 April, 2015. All applicants will be informed about the admissions results by mail or e-mail.
No work experience is required.
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