MASTER OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN PEACE AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION
- UNIVERSITY OF BASEL, SWITZERLAND -
The University of Basel, Switzerland, in cooperation with the World Peace Academy, offers a 9-month full time Master of Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Transformation from 1 March - 26 November 2010. The program is accredited by the University of Basel, which also issues the MAS diploma. All courses are taught in English by leading specialists in their field from around the world, including Prof. Dr. Johan Galtung.
The WPA program is designed to provide students with the intellectual competence to analyze conflicts and their underlying causes, practical skills in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. It also aims to sharpen their motivation to do everything in their capacity to help create a better world fostering mutual understanding, tolerance, cooperation and the willingness to learn from each other.
Why Study at the WPA?
‑ WPA has a comprehensive program that aims to cover all aspects of peace;
‑ WPA combines theory with practical experience. Our professors work on practical applications in the field as well as doing research;
‑ Different from most other universities, which have their fixed faculty, WPA enjoys the advantage of inviting the best teachers from around the world from a wide variety of disciplines. We have 40 faculty members from 20 countries, from all 6 continents;
‑ You study in a close community with people from all over the world.
The program consists of 10 modules: Introduction to the Scientific Methodology of Peace Studies; Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding; Regional Conflicts and Peace Initiatives; International Relations and International Law; From National to Human Security; Peace Education and Ethics; Human Rights, Gender and Democratization; Sustainable Development and Its Contributions to Peace; Peace Culture and the Media; and Development of Key Competencies for Peace Workers.
Who Should Apply
Students from any discipline interested in peace and conflict resolution, for example young diplomats, government officials, NGO members, teachers, journalists, lawyers, social workers, soldiers, psychologists. A fi
rst university degree (bachelors or equivalent) is required, and preferably some professional experience.
Students obtain a Master of Advanced Studies in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Basel, worth 70 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Those who instead complete at least 12 weeks of courses obtain an Advanced Certificate in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the World Peace Academy.
15'000 Swiss Francs (about 10'000 Euro) tuition for the 9 months of study, including thesis advisement. Rooms cost 350-500 Swiss Francs per month and meals are extra.
A number of partial WPA Scholarships, giving 50% discount on tuition fees, are available for students who need one. Your candidacy must be completed before Friday 1 November 2009 if you wish to start in the March 2010 trimester.
Application Procedure & Application Form can be found here