Master's degree in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies. Blanquerna-Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP)

Length of program 1 year
Timetable Monday to Thursday, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Degree DirectorOnno Seroo (Blanquerna), Dr. Tom Woodhouse (IEP)
CoordinationJordi Calvo, Albert Caramés (Blanquerna), Serge Stroobrants (IEP)
Price 9800€
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The sessions are taught completely in English.

With the suport of:

The University Ramon Llull, in the top 125 in the world in Social Sciences and Management

The University Ramon Llull, in the top 100 of graduate employability, according to the Times Higher Education rankings

Presentation

This program provides students with theoretical frameworks and methodological tools to analyse and understand key issues concerning peace and conflicts. Students will acquire essential skills which will enable them to build up a career as practitioners or researchers in the areas of conflict analysis, arms control, international security, conflict prevention, peacemaking and peacebuilding. The program explores cross-cutting conflict issues and core challenges to peace sustainability from different perspectives. Our academic School covers a wide range of topics, case studies and geopolitical regions.

Furthermore, the program offers internships in institutions and organisations working on conflict prevention, arms control, peace research and education, disarmament and security policies, among others. Students are required to complete a master’s final project, consisting either of a research dissertation or an applied project report linked to their internship programme.

The Master has been designed in collaboration with the Institute for Economics and Peace and will be taught with the participation of IEP experts as well as professors from Blanquerna-Ramon Llull University and other leading institutions. The Institute for Economics and Peace is the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic value. It does this by developing global and national indexes, calculating the economic cost of violence, and analysing country level risk. The Institute has also developed leading research on the understanding of the concept and practice of sustainable peace.

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Career opportunities

  • Working for governmental institutions (diplomatic corps and foreign affairs services, international organisations, peace missions).
  • Working for non-governmental organisations in the areas of peace research and education, conflict resolution, non-violence, culture of peace, etc.
  • Working for think tanks, international media and policy institutes.

Professional approach

  • Faculty with a wide professional experience in disarmament, conflict management, election assistance and monitoring, conflict resolution, post-conflict peacebuilding and peace activism.
  • Close cooperation with specialized institutions and organisations.
  • Best professional practices.
  • Networking.

An excellent education

  • Professional specialisation.
  • High demand in the labour market.
  • Professional orientation at the end of the Master’s degree.
  • Support from Blanquerna Alumni.