Apply now! Peace and Security Studies (M.A.) 2023/2024

Call is open until March 31, 2023.

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Become part of the class 2023 / 2024!

Are you interested in the connections between peace research and security policy? Would you like to learn more about strategies to prevent or reduce violent conflicts and what conclusions policy makers should draw from them? Do you have practical experience and would like to acquire further knowledge and competencies?

Join our two-year master's programme Peace and Security Studies and study at one of Germany’s leading research institutions. If you want to apply, you need a degree with 180 ECTS and a good command of German and English. After admission, applicants with 240 ECTS have the opportunity to apply for a two-semester curriculum.

The master's programme is the only one in Germany to date to combine questions of security policy and security research with a peace studies perspective. The course provides an overview of the social science foundations of peace research and security policy. You will learn about current conflicts in individual regions of the world – not only the war in Ukraine, concrete aspects of peacekeeping, disarmament and foreign policy.

Moreover, the curriculum combines research-oriented learning with hands-on skills in an interdisciplinary environment. We cooperate with German and international academic institutions that have a thematic proximity to the work of the IFSH. The IFSH is leading this cooperation network.

University graduates of all disciplines can apply. They should have an interest in peace and security issues and, ideally, have already worked in this area. The application procedure starts on15 February, 2023. The call for applications for the Master of Peace and Security Studies in Hamburg is open until March 31, 2023.
The study programme is free of charge.

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