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United Nations’ online postgraduate programmes in security, development and humanitarian affairs

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Full time & Part time October, March MA 4 semesters

About the course

The Master in Conflict, Peace and Security is a unique opportunity designed to enhance the understanding of conflicts in all their dimensions and to explore innovative approaches to their management, resolution and transformation, with the help of world-leading academics and experts. Built on the combined expertise of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), the Master's programme in Conflict, Peace and Security aims to equip participants with a broad analytical skillset, first-hand knowledge and unique expertise from the field.

The Master’s Degree and related qualifications (Postgraduate Certificates and Specialization Courses) are suitable both for professionals working in conflict-prone

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Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for the Master in Conflict, Peace and Security, students must have completed an undergraduate degree, be fluent in English, and possess a valid passport or national ID card. Please visit our website for the full application instructions.


The total fee of the Master’s degree is: EUR 11.156. Students can choose to pay the tuition fees in three installments.

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Student Profile(s)

Leticia Álvarez Reguera

"This Master's degree gives us a complete picture of how the United Nations works and provide us with instruments to better analyze conflicts and develop mediation strategies to apply between parties in conflict. […] It taught me that the more diverse points of view are, the more enriching the final result will be".

UNASOM Communication Officer, Somalia

Judith Draleru

"The knowledge and skills obtained in the programme have significantly improved my ability to deliver with confidence in the conflict area. I have come to understand that violence is not inescapable, we only need to understand why people behave this way and meet their needs [...] The philosophy behind the global peace movement tells us that everyone is important and that all of us have something to contribute."

UNV Midwife, South Sudan

Saumendra Nath De

"The course has literally transformed my worldview. This study journey has opened up new avenues for me and a new way of thinking about and approaching peace and conflict. The obtained knowledge on the philosophy of peace and non-violent social systems, societies and communities to make the world a better place to live for the future generations"

UN Office of Internal Oversight Services, USA

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