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M.Soc.Sc Global Society – Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Society – Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research from Tampere University provides a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflict research. The PEACE programme facilitates the understanding of complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short and long term consequences.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: 1st of August 2021
Tuition Fee: € 10,000/year
Location: Central Campus, Tampere, Finland

The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Society – Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research from Tampere University examines, for example, how violent conflicts, ethnic and religious discrimination and human rights violations produce forced displacement and how different actors can respond to these crisis situations.

During their studies, students learn about the preconditions for conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local, international and global contexts. Special emphasis is placed on various tools and phases of conflict transformation – peacebuilding, mediation, reconciliation and dialogue.

Furthermore, the teaching draws from close contacts with practitioners in the fields of conflict resolution, civilian crisis management and mediation, giving students an excellent opportunity to engage with practitioners.

Study Contents

  • The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflicts, which derives from the high-quality and topical research carried out at Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI). It also draws from close contacts with practitioners in the fields of conflict resolution, civilian crisis management and mediation. The aim of the programme is to facilitate the understanding of the complex nature of wars and conflicts as well as their short and long-term consequences.
  • During the programme, students learn about the preconditions for conflict resolution and sustainable peace in local as well as in international and global contexts. Special emphasis is given to the various phases and means of peaceful conflict transformation and resolution, particularly to peacebuilding, mediation and dialogue. Hence the programme focuses not only on the study of conflicts, but primarily on their transformation and resolution.

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Here, everything is quite practical, which is more important and useful to me than learning some abstract things. We have the opportunity to participate in events in both Finland and abroad, and quite often we have guest speakers.

Lauren // United Kingdom // Master’s degree programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

Career Prospects

The programme prepares students for postgraduate studies, independent research work as well as for professional activities which include various tasks in the global society, ranging from interpersonal relationships to international conflict situations. There is a growing need for expertise in conflict resolution, mediation and crisis management in the service of governments, international organisations, NGOs and media. The need for expertise in these areas is constantly increasing.

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