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Global Conflict and Peace Processes MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science

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Course content


You gain an advanced knowledge within the intellectual terrain of intrastate conflict and contemporary approaches to the management of violent conflict. The programme familiarises you with theoretical and methodological insights from the fields of sociology, anthropology, political science and human rights. You analyse a range of international peace processes, themselves well known, in which these themes are explored - Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Lebanon, Sierra Leone.

Courses include: Qualitative Sociology-Philosophy and Methods, Advanced Social Theory, Global Conflict and Peace Processes, Religious Belief and Practice in the Modern World, Quantitative Sociology - Philosophy and Methods, The Comparative Study of Euopean Societies, Dimensions of Globalisation, Post-Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding, Sex,Gender, Violence- Critical Approaches


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by researchers from The Department of Sociology which is sixth overall in the UK
  • You can attend seminars and conferences in the Institute of Conflict Transition and Peace Research, Centre for European Survey Research, New Europe Centre, Centre for Global Security and Governance

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
  • View English language requirements from the programme page
  • View entry requirements from the programme page
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

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