Peace and Development Studies III

30 credits

This course aims to deepen the students' knowledge regarding central issues within peace and development. Special attention is given to the ability to connect different theoretial points of departure to analysis of actual situations, that in turn can affect the conditions for structural change, social conflicts and global security. The first module focuses on some of the central issues of the field; global development and security. The second module highlights the methodological conditions for peace and development research, from a multilevel perspective. At the end of the course, students write their Bachelor's thesis (15 credits).


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.