Peace and Development Work, Master programme, 60 credits
Level: Second Level
Department: Faculty of Social Sciences
In Peace and Development work you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and development as well as political room of manouver for change.
Peace and Development Work is for students who are looking for a specialisation in issues linked to peace, development and international development co-operation. We focus on current research concerning development as well as the practical work carried out by international institutions, non-governmental organisations and social movements.
As a Master student, and in writing your final thesis, you have the possibility to work together with an organization or to conduct a field study in a developing country. The interdisciplinary approach of the progamme - where we also discuss how development issues can be solved in real politics - allows us to keep a close connection with people who are employed within our field and to learn from them. Moreover, most of our teachers have long experience from working with peace and development in developing countries.
In the program we also discuss communication issues and how they can influence international development.
The objective of the programme is to create possibilities for future employment within international organisations that deal with development issues. Students develop both analytical capabilities and practical skills which are necessary for work in the complex reality of international development.
Master of Science (one year) (Main field of study:Peace and Development Work)
Fields of interest: Studies of Developing Countries, Ethnicity, Peace and Development Studies, International Relations, Conflict solving, Global studies, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences
Start date: 2 Sep, 2013, Autumn 2013. Find programme start
Selection: Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is partly based on a statement of purpose and cv. Instructions about what should be sent in and template can be found on the link to the right.
Study pace: 100%, Campus
Contact person: Anders Nilsson, anders.nilsson_AT_lnu.se
Last application date: 15 Jan, 2013
Application code: LNU-F8704
Syllabus: Syllabus (PDF)
Prerequisites: General admission for study at advanced level and specific entry requirements:
a minimum of 90 higher education credits in a social sciences, humanities or economics main area, including a research project of at least 15 credits, or the equivalent.
English B or the equivalent.
Tuition fee first semester:
Tuition fee whole programme: SEK 75,000
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
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