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Peace and Security Studies

Subjects: Peace and Security Studies,Peace Studies,Security Studies

M.P.S. | Master of Peace and Security Studies

⏳  Duration
2 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English, German
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
332 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

Are you curious about how peace research connects with security policy? Want to dive into strategies for preventing or reducing violent conflicts and understand the implications for policymakers? If you have practical experience and seek to deepen your knowledge and skills, our two-year master's program is for you. This program can be shortened if you already have 240 ECTS credits. You'll explore the social science fundamentals of peace research and security policy. Topics include peacekeeping, disarmament, foreign policy, and current conflicts in various regions. We emphasize research-based and practice-oriented learning, collaborating closely with academic institutions both locally and internationally that align with the work of the IFSH. Our interdisciplinary approach covers the intersections of social sciences, ethics, law, humanities, and natural sciences. This ensures you gain a comprehensive understanding and skill set. Join us to make a meaningful impact in the field of peace and security.

Program Information

Study Location Hamburg
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English, German
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 2 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 332 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

Prior to commencing their studies, all applicants who completed their first degree at a non-German-language institution must provide proof of sufficient German language skills. This applies both to German-language and bilingual German / English-language master's degree programs. The page German language proficiency contains information about which German language certificates are accepted. Applicants who have a foreign university degree but who have acquired their higher education entry qualification (e.g., Abitur) at a German-language institution can simply submit this qualification (i.e., the transcript of records for the Abitur).

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