University for Peace

Program: Media and Peace

Degree Master's
Country Costa Rica
City Ciudad Colón
Website Click here to visit the website
Phone +506 2205-9000

The Masters of Arts Degree in Media and Peace (MP) is for students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of what role media can and does play in peace and conflict issues of our times. Current or would-be practitioners interested in gaining useful and deep knowledge in media best practices in mitigating conflict and promoting peace will also benefit from this course. In this program, the students gain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of relevant research, and evidence-based best practices, related to how media can (but often does not) contribute to peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Students will acquire expertise in critical analysis of the media’s role in peace and conflict, as well as in the impactful application of media for peacebuilding and humanitarian purposes. The aim of the program is to train students to be insightful researchers, effective policymakers, and reflexive communicators, who can make a positive impact on the global humanitarian field. The course will set students on the path to pursuing research-focused, and policy or practice-oriented careers focusing on the media’s role in peace and conflict.