Academic Programs in
Peace and Conflict Studies
non-inclusion of any programme or course does not imply any judgement
on the part of INCORE as regards quality. The list simply provides
an overview of what is on offer within the area outlined above. Users
should find out for themselves whether any academic programmes is
likely to live to their requirements as regards quality, style, approach,
Programs Within the UK & Ireland
University of Bradford
Based in West Yorkshire, England, the Department of Peace Studies
offers a undergraduate BA in Peace Studies and a Masters and Post-graduate
Diploma in Peace Studies, International Politics, and Security Studies.
University of Ulster
Information about the research and MPhil/DPhil opportunities at
Kings College London
Department of WarStudies
offers a range of courses at undergraduate and Masters level. There
are also opportunites for MPhil and PhD research.
of Oriental and African Studies
Information about the one-year MSc, Violence, Conflict and Development.
This new programme responds to the increasing significance of
various types of conflict in developing countries, including
civil wars and complex humanitarian emergencies. The programme
responds also to the increasing awareness among international
agencies and development practitioners of the many forms of
violence, linked for example to household relationships or organised
crime, in developing countries. International agencies and NGOs
increasingly need experts in these fields.
School of Ecumenics
The Irish School of Ecumenics is an international academic institution
based in Dublin. Christian in its inspiration and ethos, it exists
to promote through research, teaching and extra-mural activities
the unity of Christians, dialogue between religions and the work
for peace and justice in Ireland and abroad.
Richardson Institute for Peace
Based in Lancaster, UK, this institute offers an undergraduate degree
in Peace Studies and International Relations, taught Masters degrees,
and MPhil/PhD opportunites for Research.
University of Wales at Aberystwyth
The University of Wales offers undergraduate courses, taught Masters
and research degrees, including PhD's in its International Politics
department at Aberystwyth. The site contains a host of further information
on the department.
University of Kent
Based at Kent, UK, the Graduate School of Politics and International
Relations offers undergraduate courses and MAs in International
Relations and International Conflict Analysis. The School also offers
MPhil and PhD opportunities.
University of Limerick: Centre for Peace and Development
The centre offers an MA in Peace and Development Studies, a one
year programme designed for those seeking careers in government
agencies, aid organisations, NGOs, community renewal and development,
media, research. Information available on-line regarding the modules
covered in each semester.
University of Sussex: International Relations
The University of Sussex offers information on its courses at undergraduate
and postgraduate level. MAs offered included Contemporary Warfare
and Society and Foundations of World Politics.
University of Ulster,
Based in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the History, Philosophy
and Politics division of the faculty of humanities offers a BA in
Peace and Conflict Studies, a Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Peace
Studies, and a D.Phil. in Research.
The London School of Economics and Political Science
The LSE's Department of International Relations offers a range of
undergraduate and postgraduate opportunites.
University of York:
Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit
This unit offers a unique Graduate degree in Post-war Recovery Studies.
The web page also contains the full text newsletter of the Unit
with relevant reports and other information.
of Birmingham: Department of Politics and International Studies
The department offers a variety of modules for its MA program and
opportunities for PhD research.
Centre for Study of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
The Centre offers an MA/Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Reconciliation
Studies. They also offer information on research with the department.
Programs Within Continental Europe
- European University Center for Peace
The EPU is based in Stadtschlaining, a small town situated about
120 km south of Vienna, and 100 km north of Graz in Austria. It
offers an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies.The EPU also offers a
one semester program that focuses on the analysis of conflicts,
their underlying causes and their actual evolution, as well as examining
issues of peace building, international co-operation and development.
University of Brussels
There is a Centre for Peace and Security Studies, situated within
the university. It offers opportunites up to PhD level study.
Landegg International University offer an MA in Conflict Resolution.
and Conflict Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies, Institute of Sociology, University of
Muenster, Germany. This Website provides the full text of papers
in German and some in English and other languages.
of Social Science at the University of Tromso in Norway is offering
a Postgraduate programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation starting
in August 2002. For information contact Ingrid
The department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala, Sweden has
a programme in peace and conflict studies, undergraduate courses
and a full PhD programme.
Programs Within North America
American University: International
Peace and Conflict Resolution Program
The International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) of the American
University is a multi-disciplinary program in the School of International
Service designed for students and faculty concerned with the causes
of war and the conditions for peace. The program is designed to
integrate theory, research and practice and offers options for study
at Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate level. Graduate and undergraduate
application materials are available online, as are course descriptions.
Baker Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies
The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies is based at Juniata
College in Huntingdon, PA. The Institute offers a Peace and Conflict
Studies (PACS) program and is one of a select few academic institutions
where students can pursue a full major in the field. The program
has an interdisciplinary focus with supporting courses taught in
nine departments: Anthropology, Biology, Communications, Geology,
History, Psychology, Political Science, Religion, and World Languages
At the Wilkinson College of Letters and Sciences, California, US,
the Department of Peace Studies offers a BA and a Minor in Peace
The Peace Studies Program, in New York, US offers a BA undergraduate
degree in Peace Studies. The web page lists all courses available.
The School of International and Public Affairs, New York, US offers
a Masters in International Affairs with a Concentration in International
Security Policy. The Political Science Department offers a PhD program
in Security Studies.
Conrad Grebel College: Peace and Conflict
This page offers information on the undergraduate degree option
through Peace and Conflict Studies. It also provides course listings
and faculty information online.
Cornell University, Peace Studies
Based in New York, US this page offers information on the Peace
Studies program. Graduate students in M.A. and Ph.D. programs in
all fields of study can pursue a minor in Peace Studies and Peace
Earlham College: Peace and Global Studies (PAGS)
This page offers information on the PAGS program, for those who
intend to major in PAGS, as well as for those interested in interdepartmental
Eastern Mennonite University
Based in Virginia, US, they offer a Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation
and a Graduate Certificate program.
Fresno Pacific University
The Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, Fresno, California,
offers graduate education in conflict management and peacemaking
leading to the MA degree or graduate certificate. They also offer
intervention and consulting services.
George Mason University
The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Virginia, US,
(ICAR) offers Ph.D. and Masters of Science degrees in Conflict Analysis
Based in Washington, DC, US, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign
Service offers an MA in National Security Studies.
School of Government
Located at Harvard University, Massachusetts, US, the School provides
a number of programs relating to conflict and conflict resolution.
Loyola University of Chicago
Located in Illinois, US, the Peace Studies Program offers an Undergraduate
Major and Minor program
University: Minor in Peace Studies
The Center for Peace Studies at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada,
offers information on the courses offered at undergraduate minor
Menno Simons College
Menno Simons College is an affiliated college with the University
of Winnepeg, Canada, offering Bachelor degrees in International
Development Studies and Conflict Resolution Studies.
Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS)
MIIS is a private, independent graduate institution offering a number
of different masters degrees in international policy studies. The
Institute also offers a Certificate
in Conflict Resolution with concentrations in human security,
nonproliferation, environment, and trade issues.
Portland State Univeristy:
Conflict Resolution Program
This interdisciplinary program is housed in the Philosophy Department
at Portland State University, located in Portland, Oregon. The program
offers an MA or MS in Conflict Resolution. The program's current
areas of emphasis are: violence prevention, mediation, negotiation,
facilitation, restorative justice, nonviolent social change, international
conflict resolution, dispute systems design and evaluation.
RRU, in Victoria BC, Canada, offers an MA in Conflict Analysis and
Management. The site offers information on admissions, curriculum,
and program structure. There is also an online application form.
San Diego State University
Located in San Diego, California, the International Security and
Conflict Resolution Program offers an undergraduate major in International
Security and Conflict Resolution.
South West Missouri State University
Based in Missouri, US, the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies offers "graduate level academic training" and a Master of Science degree in Defence and Strategic Studies.
- Sullivan University
Sullivan University is located in Louisville, Kentucky and offers a graduate program in Dispute Resolution at M.Sc. and Certificate levels.http://extranet.sullivan.edu/adrgraduatestudies
The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, New York, US also offers a graduate program in International Relations degree under the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts.
University of California, Berkeley
The Institute of International Studies has several major research programs, and provides support to Berkeley faculty and fellowships to Berkeley graduate students. Its public outreach programs include lectures, forums, conferences, interviews, and the Connecting Students to the World program.
University of California at Irvine
Based in California, US, the Program on Global Peace and Conflict Studies offers an undergraduate minor and graduate fellowships in Global Peace and Conflict Studies.
University of Colorado at Boulder
The Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Colorado - Boulder, US, offers a Peace and Conflict Studies undergraduate certificate program.
University of Toronto: Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Based in Toronto, Canada, the Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies offers an Undergraduate Specialist and Major program.
University of Denver
Univeristy of Denver offers an MA in Conflict Resolution, and provides online information regarding the curriculum, courses, and admissions procedures.
University of Missouri
Located in Columbia, Missouri, US, the university offers a degree in Peace Studies through the Interdisciplinary Studies program.
University Center for International Studies, (UCIS)
Based at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this center seeks to develop the international focus of the university. They have particular strength in two programmatic themes: Democracy and Human Rights and Globalism, Regionalism, and the American South.
University of North Carolina: Curriculum of Peace, War, and Defence
Based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the College of Arts and Sciences offers a BA and Minor.
University of Notre Dame
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University
of Notre Dame offers undergraduate and masters programs in Peace Studies.
Wayne State University
Based in Detroit, Michigan, US, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies offers a number of clurses including a focus on peace and conflict and dispute resolution.
Programs Within Australia
of South Australia: Masters in Conflict Management
of Conflict Management is located at the Magill campus of the University
of South Australia.
of Sydney: Master of Arts in Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution
The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPACS) at the University
of Sydney encourages dialogue about peace with justice in all its
teaching. The Centre offers a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict
Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies and a
Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies.
University, Perth: School of Politics and International
The School of Politics and International Studies at Murdoch University
offers both undergraduate majors in Politics and International
Studies and Public Policy and Management and opportunites for postgraduate
Programs Within Latin America
del Nordeste (Argentina)
Maestría Interdisciplinaria en Administración Y Resolución de Conflictos
Para La Formación de Negociadores Y Mediadores. (In Spanish Only).
del Salvador (Argentina)
The university offers a Masters in international Relations
with a particular focus on international peace and conflict resolution.
The page is available in both English and Spanish.
Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)
Postgraduate Specialization in Conflict Resolution.
Vicerrectoría de Extensión, Especialización en la Conciliación y
Resolución de Conflictos. (In Spanish Only).
Programs in Africa
Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Based at the Institute of African Studies, Univeristy of Ibadan
in Nigeria, this centre proposes to offer an MA programme and other
courses. Further details of the Centre are available at present
on the INCORE website.
Programs in Japan
- Graduate University for Advanced Studies: the National Museum
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies which was established
by 14 inter-university research institutions, has four schools
for postgraduate doctoral education. One of these schools, the
School of Cultural and Social Studies, has two departments (Regional
Studies and Comparative Studies) which are run by the National
Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. The departments offer supervision for
students who wish to research in ethnic conflict, ethnic minority
problems and nationalism issues especially from an anthropological
- Hiroshima City University: The Faculty of International Studies
Faculty holds International Politics Course for undergraduate
students. As one of the main subjects of the course, Peace Studies
is coordinated by academic staffs of the Hiroshima Peace Institute,
which is associated with the University. Peace Studies includes
contemporary violent conflicts, conflict resolution, causes of
war, methods of peace building, militant violence toward women,
war and war crime, conflict prevention studies, human rights
and ethnic/national discrimination, international conflicts after
the Cold War and the role of civil society.
- Hiroshima Shudo University: Department of International Politics
Department of International Politics at Hiroshima Shudo University
runs a “Peace Studies and Area Studies Course” as
part of its undergraduate programme. The course includes
peace building, human security, and peace movement studies. In
the Graduate School, the Department offers MA in International
Politics. The Peace Studies Course of the MA programme includes
theories of peace studies, security issues, international human
right, peace education and case studies of peace.
- Hiroshima University: The Graduate School for International Development
at Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, the Graduate School
for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC) is designed
to educate highly competent professionals capable of
coping with, and contributing to solutions towards the many
problems faced by developing countries. IDEC has a division
Dynamics Studies” whose curriculum includes Peace
Studies, International Conflict Studies and International
Security and Diplomacy. IDEC offers Master and Doctoral
- Hitotsubashi University: The Institute for the Study of Global
As a graduate level institute in Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo,
ISGI offers MA and Ph.D Programs. ISGI especially focuses on conflicts
between ethnic groups and civilizations, and endemic poverty by
organising lectures such a Peace Studies, War and Society, Conflicts
in Global Society, and Ideas and Ideals of Peace and Ethnicity
Studies. Some subjects are given by staff from external institutions:
the United Nations University, Japan Institute for International
Affairs and the Mitsubishi Research Institute which are in partnerships
- Hosei University
Hosei University runs lectures in military and peace studies, ethnicity
issues, and psychology of peace studies at the Department of Politics,
the Faculty of Law. At the Faculty of Intercultural
Communication, there are lectures in nation-state and ethnicity,
conflict and ethnicity, peace studies and intercultural communication.
Both faculties offer BA degree programmes. The Hosei Graduate School
of Social Sciences offers Master and Doctoral degrees
in these related subjects. Also, the University has been holding
open public lectures called the “Hosei Peace College” since
- International Christian University (ICU): Rotary Peace Center
The Center was established by the International Christian University
in Tokyo with the cooperation of Rotary International in the U.S.
It is one of seven Rotary Centers for International Studies in
Peace and Conflict Resolution around the world. The Center accepts
10 scholars to study for a Masters degree in peace studies, focusing
on international conflict resolution. They will enrol at ICU in
one of the three divisions of the Graduate School: the Divisions
of Education, Public Administration or Comparative Culture.
- Meiji Gakuin
Faculty of International Studies at the Meiji Gakuin University
in Tokyo engages in the interdisciplinary study of various
cultures and the many global issues that transcend national boundaries.
It offers master and doctoral degree programmes. The
Faculty staff expertise in Peace Studies, International Politics,
International Organisation Studies, and Ethnicity and Minority
Issues. The Faculty has affiliation with two institutes at the
University: The Institute for International Studies Meiguku and
International Peace Research Institute Meigaku.
Defense Academy in Japan: Department of International Relations
in Kanagawa, National Defense Academy in Japan (NDA) was
originally designed for cadets, who serve as the core of Japanese Self-Defense
Forces, but also accepts overseas students. The Department
of International Relations offers undergraduate
course which is taught by staff who expertise
in Conflict Resolution, Arms Control, Security
Issues, International Law and United Nation & Peace
Keeping Operation. NDA’s Graduate School
of Comprehensive Security Studies offers a Master
degree course which is set up to deepen understanding
of the above subjects.
- Ritsumeikan University
College of International Relations at the Ritsumeikan University
in Kyoto offers BA, MA and Ph.D. programmes. The College
consists of four courses including the "International Order & Peace
course". Curriculum subjects in this course
include Peace Studies, International Cooperation,
Ethnicity and Nationalism, International Human
Rights Law and United Nations Studies. The College
has close ties with the Institute of International
Relations and Area Studies and the Kyoto Museum
for World Peace which are also part of the Ritsumeikan
- Soka University: Soka University Peace Research Institute (SUPRI)
University, Tokyo, emphasises on Peace Education for undergraduate
students and promotes Peace Studies through one of the University’s
institutes, the Soka University Peace Research Institute
(SUPRI), which undertakes peace education and research. Lectures
held by the Institute include Introduction of Peace Studies, Philosophies
of Peace, Conflict Resolution, and Peace and Human Rights.
SUPRI regularly invites leading experts to talk at Peace Studies
seminars, lectures and symposiums and organise studies tours for
- Sophia University
Sophia University, Tokyo holds Minor (sub-Department) in International
Relations, under the Faculty of Foreign Studies for undergraduates
which runs lectures called Peace Research consisting of causes
of war, conflict resolution, preventive diplomacy and peacekeeping,
positive measures of peace, religions and violence/peace, and peace
movements. Graduate Division of Foreign Studies offers graduate
Master and Doctoral degrees in the related subjects. Also in Faculty
of Law, there are lectures on ius in bello and post international
- Tokyo University of Foreign Studies: The Graduate School of Area
and Culture Studies
Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies at the Tokyo
University of Foreign Studies will launch a new Master program
and Conflict Studies" from April 2004. This
program will be conducted in English. The program
will include lectures in religious conflict and ethnicity,
world peace and religion, peace-building, peace and
justice, international security studies, international
organization, international relations and the nation
state system, regional conflict, post-nationalism
and civic ties, peace process in Northern Ireland,
the election systems in Multi-ethnic societies, etc.
University: The Open Education Center (Theme Collage “Peace
as an inter-departmental organization of undergraduate
schools at the Waseda University in Tokyo, the Open Education
Center organises several theme collage courses including “Peace
Studies”. Peace Studies College consists
of one year lectures such as “An introduction
to Peace Studies”, "Development:
Its Implication on Peace”, "Peace by
and "War and peace in the images". Lectures
are run by academic staff from various schools
of Waseda University, thus supervisions by them
are provided in each school.
http://www.waseda.ac.jp/index-e.html - http://www.waseda.ac.jp/open/center/heiwa/heiwa_semi.html#1251
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