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PEACE2 Peace Research Design 5 op
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MP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
Peace and Conflict Research

Learning outcomes

- Students learn how to choose their research topic, frameworks and questions.

- Students are able to define relevant methods to his/her theme.
- Students know where to find research material and how to use it.

- Students have a sound understanding of the criteria for scientific research.

- Students are of aware of methodical approaches relevant in peace and conflict studies.


Introductory lectures to support beginning of thesis process and selected lectures about research materials and relevant research methods. Special emphasis is put on questions pertaining to multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. In more pragmatic terms the course offers methodological tools for determining the research perspective and formulating the research question. Including compulsory reading on peace and conflict studies and an intensive seminar where student present their research idea papers and a topic for their Master’s Thesis is outlined with the help of supervisors.

Will be offered 1st year Spring Term.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
In English
In English
Participation in course work 
In English

Participation in this course unit requires writing research plan and reading a selected book.



Study materials


Höglund, Kristine & Öberg, Magnus (2011): Understanding Peace Research. Methods and Challenges.  Routledge.


Further information

Attendance at the course is compulsory for all PEACE students. Course is available only for the Master’s degree students in PEACE programme.

Belongs to following study modules

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