Peace and Conflict Studies

This programme is not offered.

Please see http://edu.mau.se/en/ for our current offerings.
If you have questions about this programme, please contact the department, see Contact.

 

Summary

This programme gives you a more truthful understanding of what occurs in the numerous combat zones around the world and how societies are affected by violence. What causes wars? What role can international organizations play in all this? Throughout this programme we answer these and similar questions.

This programme prepares you for an academic career or for employment in fields such as foreign policy, refugee issues, peace building and prevention and resolution of conflicts.
Potential employers include international organisations, government agencies, private companies and non-governmental organisations. You can also continue studies at the Master’s level.

Admission requirements

The special prerequisite for this programme focus, besides basic eligibility for university studies, is fieldeligibility 6: Civics A and English B. Applicants are exempted from the Civics A requirement.

Selection:

final grades 66% national university aptitude test 34%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2012

Programme Code:
SGFKE revision 8
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
02 March 2007
Date of ratification:
15 December 2011
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
03 September 2012
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
02 March 2007

Entry requirements

The special prerequisite for this programme focus, besides basic eligibility for university studies, is fieldeligibility 6: Civics A and English B. Applicants are exempted from the Civics A requirement.

Organisation

The undergraduate programme comprises six semesters and leads to a Bachelor’s degree in Peace and conflict studies.

The aim with the programme is to make the students develop an understanding for systemic as well as grass root level perspectives on organized violence, conflict resolution and the concept peace.

In the three semesters of peace and conflict studies (I, II and III) conventional theories of the field are treated. This includes among other things conflict analysis and conflict theory and method. The last semester of the program includes a BA thesis.

In semester three the course includes Civil society actors in local, national and international contexts as well as Project management and methods in zones of conflict. These two courses make the profile of the programme. The courses concern the role of civil society and its practice conflicts as well as its relations to other actors locally and globally. The civil society is consequently related to its surrounding international and political-economic society. The working methods, possibilities and problems in different contexts are in focus.

In semester four and five the students study elective courses, that the programme coordinator adjudge being relevant for the programme. It is possible to study at other universities in Sweden and abroad. In semester five an internship is allowed in a place of work that is adjudged relevant for the program, for instance a governmental agency or organization.

Content

Courses

For programme with start Autumn 2012:
Autumn 2012 - Semester 1
Spring 2013 - Semester 2
Autumn 2013 - Semester 3
Spring 2014 - Semester 4
  • See comment below
Autumn 2014 - Semester 5
  • See comment below
Spring 2015 - Semester 6
During semester four and five students take elective courses that program coordinator find relevant for the program. It is possible to study at other universities in Sweden or abroad. During semester five it is also possible to make an internship at a relevant workplace, such as governmental agency or non-governmental organization.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
A graduate of the Bachelor’s Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies must:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis in the field of peace and conflict studies, knowledge of central its central issues and its applicable methods in peace and conflict studies;
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of conflict analysis, conflict resolution, conflict prevention and the history and cultural context of organized violence;
  • demonstrate a general sense of current research issues within peace and conflict studies;
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current research within peace and conflict studies;
  • demonstrate knowledge of Malmö University’s perspectives: the environment, migration, and ethnicity;

Applying knowledge and understanding
A graduate of the Bachelor’s Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies must:
  • demonstrate an ability to independently seek, gather and critically interpret information for instance by independent conflict analysis and report writing;
  • demonstrate an ability to independently identify, formulate and solve problems and to perform tasks within specified time limits, to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in dialogue with different groups, orally and in writing; and - demonstrate the skills required to work independently in the field that the education concerns.;
  • demonstrate an ability that is required to work independently within areas concerning organized violence, armed conflicts and their resolution; in governmental and international agencies or non-state organizations;

Making judgments and communicating perspectives
For a Degree of Bachelor students must
  • demonstrate an ability to make assessments in peace and conflict studies, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects;
  • demonstrate insight into the role of knowledge in society and into people’s responsibility for how knowledge is used;
  • demonstrate insight into how organized violence, armed conflicts and peace work is shaped to local contexts; and to make assesments of how these contexts are affected by organized violence, armed conflicts and peace work, and;
  • demonstrate an ability to identify their need of further knowledge and to upgrade their capabilities.

Degree

Bachelor's degree.

Kandidatexamen i Freds- och konfliktvetenskap / Bachelor of Arts with a major in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Department of Global Political Studies.

Further information

Ingrid Alexandersson, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657331
Kristian Steiner, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657267