Call for Application

Are you interested in the connections between peace research and security policy? You want to learn more about strategies for avoiding or reducing violent conflicts and what conclusions politics should draw from this? You have practical experience and want to acquire further knowledge and competencies?

In our one-year master's program, you will receive an overview of the social science foundations of peace research and security policy. In addition, ethical, international law, economic and scientific issues are dealt with. It is about current conflicts in individual regions of the world, concrete aspects of peacekeeping, disarmament and foreign policy.

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General information about the master's program


The following documents must be submitted with your application:

  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Certificate of general qualification for university entrance (e.g. Abitur) or comparable school leaving qualification
  • Degree from a university or school of applied sciences with proof of at least 240 ECTS
  • Proof of English and German language skills necessary for coursework and exams
    German: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), DSH-2 or better is required; Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TestDaF), TDN 4 or better in all four sections is required; a comparable examination with a result of B2/C1 based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
    English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 230 (computer-based exam), 570 (paper-based) or 88 (internet-based); International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 5.5; a comparable examination with a result of B2/C1 based on the CEFR
  • Proof of relevant work experience where available
  • If applicable, additional documentation offering evidence of your particular suitability to this course of study (e.g. letters of recommendation, scholarships or grants)