Master's Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research 2017-2019

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Master's Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, the student:
- the student is able to assume active roles to recognize, analyze and resolve global challenges and to become a proactive contributor to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world.
- the student gains interdisciplinary understanding of the short and long term consequences of conflicts.
- the student learns to understand the preconditions for conflict transformation, conflict resolution and peace in local as well as in international and global contexts.
- the student learns to analyze the evolution of conflicts and conflict resolution and gains knowledge of peacebuilding, mediation and negotiation.

Content

The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to peace and conflict which derives from the high-quality and topical research carried out in Tampere Peace Research Institute. 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 will 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.
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 organizations, NGOs and media. The need for expertise in these areas is constantly increasing.


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Master's Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research 2017-2019

General Studies 10 ECTS
KKENMP3 Scientific Writing, 5 ECTS
PEACEGS2 Language Studies 3 ECTS
Language studies in the Master's degree programme are different depending on the student's educational background. Elementary Finnish course is strongly recommended for students who have not studied Finnish before. Students who have completed basic school education in Finnish can select other language studies from the Language Centre.
Advanced Studies 90 ECTS
Studies in Peace and Conflict Research 30 ECTS
Students must complete the introductory course PEACE1 Contemporary Peace and Conflict Studies and 10 ECTS from each of the thematic areas (PEACE045 and PEACE046).
Professional and Transferable Skills 10 ECTS
Students can complete PEACE033 and/or PEACE047 or some other courses listed yearly in the teaching schedule.
PEACE033 Optional internship, 5–10 ECTS
Faculty of Social Sciences