International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research (M.A.)

 

International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research

(Master of Arts),

in cooperation with Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

(Internationale Studien / Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, M.A.)

 
 

General Information

Degree: Master of Arts
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German; some lectures in English
Internship: Students do a minimum 7.5-week-long internship to acquire insight into possible later careers; further information
Requirements for Admission:
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrollment) are comprised of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the same area or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here. For further questions please contact the TU Darmstadt departmental advisor’s office or the programme advisor at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Please also note the general information regarding Master’s degree programmes.
Admission Procedure: unrestricted
Part-time Studies: No
Programme Start: winter semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: only through Goethe University Frankfurt; further information
Special Features: students must attend at least four courses/lectures at TU Darmstadt and at least six courses/lectures at the Goethe University Frankfurt; further information

Brief Description

The Master of Arts in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research takes place with cooperation between the Goethe University Frankfurt, the TU Darmstadt and the Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK) (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt – PRIF). As a result, students are required to attend at least four courses/lectures at TU Darmstadt and at least six courses/lectures at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

The degree programme is situated at the interface between peace and conflict research, international relations, political theory and philosophy.The focus of the programme is on problems of regional and global systems, the differential analysis of conflicts and the comprehensive theoretical development of strategies to diffuse conflicts and promote peace.

 
Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Master of Arts in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research is divided into the following modules:

  • Module 1: Foundations of International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research: Introduction to fundamental political science concepts and paradigms, as well as features and concepts in peace and conflict research
  • Module 2: World Order and Civilization: Agents and political arenas at the international level
  • Module 3: Conflict, War and the Peace Process: Conflicts and wars of the present, peace processes and conflict mediation, origins and consequences of war, conflict transformation, peace strategies
  • Module 4: Research Internship: In-depth study of empirical knowledge and application of methods in empirical social science research
  • Module 5: Internship: Career-related internship of a minimum of 7.5 weeks, plus final written report
  • Module 6: Theory and Political Philosophy of Global Socialisation: Concepts and debates surrounding global society, Normative principles of world order, Democracy and transnational socialisation, Universalism and particularism
  • Module 7: Optional Module: Specialisation in one module (see semester course schedule)
  • Module 8: Final Module: Colloquium, Master’s thesis and oral examination

The programme concludes with the Master’s Thesis (23 CPs).

More information:

Programme Information, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Department 03 Gesellschaftswissenschaften, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Insitute for Political Science, TU Darmstadt

 

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