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Master's Programme in Crisis Management and Peacebuilding

  • Number of credits 120 credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

The Master´s Programme i Crisis Management and Peacebuilding

The Master's Programme in Crisis Management and Peacebuilding

Learn more about the programme from former student Chaimae Essousi and Programme coordinator Dzenan Sahovic.

Matheus de Abreu Costa Souza
Why Umeå?

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Rika Rostika
Why Umeå?

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While studying

Master’s Degree Programme in Crisis Management and Peacebuilding gives you in-depth knowledge about crisis management and peacebuilding at national and international level. The main perspective is governance under uncertainty caused by crisis, disasters and conflicts. You will develop skills to analyze and manage uncertainty in light of knowledge about crisis management systems, legal norms, power relations and planning for societal reconstruction. You will get in-depth training in analysis methods and writing of scientific reports.

The program can be attended for one year for the degree of Master of Science 60 credits or for two years for the degree of Master of Science 120 credits. In both cases the first year starts with mandatory courses such as Crisis Management Systems in Comparative Perspective, Global and Regional Governance, and Reconstruction after Crisis and Disasters, as well as courses in method which will prepare you for the work on Master’s Degree Thesis. There are also opportunities to study elective advanced level courses from other disciplines and universities within Sweden as well as abroad.

Master’s Degree Programme includes internship period that can be conducted once or twice during the programme. Thus, the programme is characterized by a high degree of free choice of courses, internships and thesis topics. 
 

Programme overview

Semester 1
Crisis Management in Comparative Perspective 15 credits Mandatory
Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences 7,5 credits Mandatory
Quantitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences 7,5 credits Mandatory

Semester 2
Semester 2, for Master of Science Degree 60 credits
Internship I / Electives 15 credits
Thesis in Peace and Conflict Studies 15 credits Mandatory

Semester 2, for Master of Science Degree 120 credits
Internship I / Electives 15 credits
Internship II/ Electives 15 credits

Semester 3
Global and Reginal Governance 15 credits Mandatory
Peace and Peacebuilding 15 credits Mandatory

Semester 4
For students who has written a master thesis 15 credits
Electives 15 credits
Thesis in Peace and Conflict Studies 15 credits Mandatory

For students who have not written a theses semester 2
Thesis in Peace and Conflict Studies 30 credits Mandatory

Career opportunities

Master’s Degree Program in Crisis Management and Peacebuilding prepares you for work in the public sector on local, regional, national and international level and in governmental and non-governmental organizations in the fields of crisis management and peacebuilding. Among other things, you can work with management, analysis and planning in crisis and conflict areas.

International activities in fields of crisis, disaster and conflict management have dramatically increased in the latest decades and there is a need for qualified human resources. Many of the larger international organisations are also requiring an advanced level university studies degree. 

 

Degree

Master of Science (60 credits). Major field of study: Peace and Conflict Studies. Specialisation: Crisis Management and Peacebuilding.

Master of Science (120 credits). Major field of study: Peace and Conflict Studies. Specialisation in Crisis Management and Peacebuilding.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Crisis Management and Peacebuilding, 120 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2024

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English 6. A Bachelor's Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university with 90 credits in Peace and Conflict Studies or equivalent, or a Bachelor's Degree with 90 credits in Political Science and a with minimum of 30 credits in Peace and Conflict Studies or equivalent. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester. Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits completed by the last application date (in the range of 30-285 credits equivalent to ECTS)

Application code

UMU-P2030

Application

Application deadline was 15 April 2024. The late application period opens on 15 July 2024 if there are seats available.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 46,500

Total fee

SEK 186,000

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2024

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English 6. A Bachelor's Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university with 90 credits in Peace and Conflict Studies or equivalent, or a Bachelor's Degree with 90 credits in Political Science and a with minimum of 30 credits in Peace and Conflict Studies or equivalent. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester. Entry requirements

Selection

Academic credits completed by the last application date (in the range of 30-285 credits equivalent to ECTS)

Application code

UMU-M2030

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2024. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 46,500

Total fee

SEK 186,000

Contact us

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Programme is given by
Department of Political Science
Contactperson for the programme is:
Student counselor