Masters 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 Masters Programme also studies the preconditions for conflict resolution and peace in local as well as in international and global contexts.
In this Masters 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 Masters 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.
The workload per one academic year is 1600 hours which corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. Students enrolled in this joint Master's Programme may take classes offered at both the cooperating universities. At least some courses will be simultaneously taught at both universities via video-links between classrooms in Vasa and Tampere.
Foundation studies 25 ECTS
Compulsory Advanced studies 25 ECTS
Specialization studies (Choose at least 2 courses from A and at least 2 courses from B, altogether 35)
If you choose the internship, then complete 30 ECTS with courses.
A Analytic Conflict Research (at least 10 ECTS)
Åbo Akademi University
University of Tampere
B Conflict Resolution and Peace Mediation (at least 10 ECTS)
Åbo Akademi University
University of Tampere
C Optional internship (5 ECTS)
Thesis 35 ECTS
In order to increase the chances of being admitted to this programme, applicants are advised that they may want to apply to both Åbo Akademi University and the University of Tampere. Note that in order to do so the applicant must complete an application form for each subject and send in the application forms and the necessary sets of enclosures to both universities. If the applicant is applying to more than one subject and verifying his/her language skills with the same language test, University Admissions Finland needs to receive the test result only once.
The necessity of sending an application form and the necessary set of enclosures to both universities is due to the fact that the applications will be processed at each university separately. The applicant must also put the subjects / universities applied to in order of preference (this is done by answering a question related to the order of preference in the application form). Please note that at the University of Tampere applicants are allowed to choose a maximum of two subjects to which they wish to apply.
A good command of English for academic purposes is required for all degree programmes offered by the University of Tampere. We accept the following tests as a proof of a good command of English:
Applicants who have taken their Bachelor studies and obtained their Bachelor's degree in English in one of the following countries are exempt from the language test: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition, in Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, also a degree taken in English in one of the Nordic countries or Finland is accepted as a proof of English proficiency.
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