The Master’s program offers an in-depth understanding of the key issues informing the field of peace and conflict studies. It provides interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, as well as efforts at building peace and restoring confidence in institutions in conflict-affected societies. It actively recruits students from Nordic and non-Nordic countries to create and promote cross-cultural teaching and learning experiences.
The Norwegian High North provides a unique setting for studying the transformation relationships between individuals, groups, and institutions from destructive to constructive bonds. The program is intentionally based in the city of Tromsø because it has a long history of working towards peaceful co-existence among local ethnic and cultural groups.
During the first year, students will attend compulsory courses to learn about the core debates and perspectives in the field.
The second-year focuses mainly on Master’s Thesis projects. These thesis projects are designed by the students themselves, depending on their individual interests and experiences. The program offers opportunities to collect data from any part of the world to support Master’s Thesis projects.