Taught course

Conflicts, Territories and Identities (specialisation)

Radboud University · Nijmegen School of Management

Entry requirements

  1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a geography-related discipline
    In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, from a research university)from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, Environment Studies.
    For students with a completed bachelor in a related area such as International Relations, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Psychology, History, Philosophy, Religion Studies, European Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Development Studies, Language Studies, Architecture, (Urban) Design Studies, Leisure and Tourism, Conflict Studies and Management Sciences your prior education first needs to be approved by the examination Board in order to enroll in the study programme.
  2. A proficiency in English

    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master's specialisation in Conflict, Identites and Territories explores national and international conflict, and the territorial boundaries and borders in the minds of the people involved. Many of the violent conflicts are nowadays fought over issues as identity, territory or resources (e.g. diamonds and oil). War between states has become rare; most of the violent conflicts take place within the borders of a state. In addition, ‘terrorist' organisations with goals that exceed national agendas have claimed more attention than before. The international community - governments, non-governmental organisations and international organisations like the UN - has a significant interest in the management and resolution of violent conflicts.

The programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding social-geography of conflict. It draws from disciplines such as sociology, international relations, border studies, development studies, and more. This programme is closely connected to the Centre for International Conflict- Analysis & Management (CICAM), allowing you to work alongside experts in the field.

What will you learn?

  • Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of orgnisations who intervene in violent conflict and its aftermath
  • Explore how local actors can transform a resolve conflict
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research projects

Graduate programmes

Graduates from this programme can find work in a variety of positions in the private sector, academia, govenmental or non-governmental organisations or other research institutes:

  • Policy maker
  • Conflict expert
  • Field officer
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Teacher

*This is an specialisation of the Master's in Human Geography

If you have any questions, email us here: study-information@ru.nl

Learn more via the Radboud University contact form.

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 17,470
International students
€ 2,530 EU/EEA and € 17,470 non-EU/EEA

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Study Information