Oslo, Norway

Peace Research

when 24 June 2024 - 2 August 2024
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee USD 1060

The course provides a general introduction to this interdisciplinary field with an empirical focus. This is combined with more detailed study of selected areas and themes. Major topics are conflict resolution, causes of armed conflicts, issues of gender, identity and human rights, humanitarian intervention, peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts. The conflict resolution segment utilizes interactive techniques in group work, as well as lectures on specific peace processes and negotiations, and also the ethical dilemmas of attempting to intervene in conflicts.

The content varies from year to year according to current conflict areas and/or the special expertise of the course leader(s).

Target group

Applicants with a completed Bachelor’s degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor's degree from a recognised institution. Applicants should have a related degree in social sciences, humanities, law and/or peace an conflict studies studies.

Course aim

Peace Research aims at understanding conflict in order to help resolve it. To provide insight into and make students aware of the major conceptual and methodological issues within the discipline.

Fee info

USD 1060: The course fee is 1060 USD. There is also an option with accommodation. For more fee information see our website.