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University of Potsdam

Potsdam

War and Conflict Studies

Subjects: War and Conflict Studies,War Studies,Conflict Studies

M.A. | Master of Arts

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

💶  Cost per Semester
292 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
2,690 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
15.07.

Course description

The history of humankind is also the history of armed conflict. The 'Age of Extremes' in particular saw scenes of violence of a completely new order of magnitude, the effects of which still extend into the present day. Political science, the social sciences, and history are entrusted with the task of recognizing the causes and patterns of these wars and conflicts, contextualizing them, and making the insights thus gained productive for resolving current problems. This programme caters to German applicants and those applicants from around the world that speak German on the level of a native speaker (C1). International applicants without this level of German can apply for our MA in International War Studies. Human history is deeply intertwined with the history of armed conflict. The 'Age of Extremes' brought forth unprecedented levels of violence, the repercussions of which are still felt today. Political science, social sciences, and history play crucial roles in identifying the causes and patterns of these conflicts, providing context, and using these insights to address current issues. This program is designed for German applicants and those from around the world who speak German at a native level (C1). International applicants who do not meet this German proficiency can apply for our MA in International War Studies.

Program Information

Study Location Potsdam
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 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 2,690 EUR
Cost per Semester 292 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter
01.06.

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
15.07.

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Language Requirements

CEFR B2
IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

For the master's program in Business Informatics and Digital Transformation, you also need English language skills at level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Applicants whose native language is not German must also demonstrate knowledge of German at least at level DSH 2.

Qualification Requirements

The basis for being accepted into the master’s program is a strong interest in political, social and historical relations. The prerequisite for master’s studies at the University of Potsdam is an academic degree qualifying for a profession, such as a bachelor’s degree. Your first degree should be in a subject that is relevant to the degree program, for example in history, political science, or sociology. You must have earned at least 40 CPs in history, political science, sociology, or a related subject in your first academic degree. Since some of the courses are held in English, you should demonstrate good knowledge of English corresponding to at least Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Applicants who are not a German citizen must demonstrate sufficient German language proficiency corresponding to the level C1 (CEFR) evidenced by the DSH 2 (language competence test for university admission) or the equivalent thereof.

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Acceptance local admission restrictions Restricted
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