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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 2017

While studying

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

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 hp

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International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. 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.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M2030

Application

Application deadline was 16 January 2017. 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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. 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.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-02030

Application

Application deadline was 18 April 2017. 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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Contact us

Contactperson for the programme is: Dzenan Sahovic

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Programme is given by
Department of Political Science