Peace and Security Studies (M.A.)

This is a two-semester Master's programme that starts each winter. Upon successful completion of their studies, students earn a Master of Arts (MA) degree.
The programme is offered in conjunction with the University of Hamburg and leading academic and security policy institutions within the framework of the Co-operation Network Peace Research and Security Policy (KoFrieS).

The programme begins with a two-week orientation. Students then choose two out of five thematic modules. The modules deal with international peace and security policy, international law of peacekeeping and conflict, peace research in the natural sciences, peace ethics and political security economics.

Students spend the second semester at one of the co-operating resident institutes (KoFrieS), where they also write their Master’s thesis. In addition, students attend field trips to national and international institutions.

Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder
Programme Coordinator: Dr. Patricia Schneider