Fwd: Master degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies

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Fwd: Master degree programme in Peace and Conflict Studies

Dear Madame/Sir

As the first university in Norway the University of Tromso is offering
a postgraduate programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation,
starting August 2002. The Programme is directed at students trained in
Social Sciences, Humanities or Law. We aim at international
recruitment of students, with a mixture of students from Nordic and
non-Nordic countries.

I am addressing you in hope that you could distribute the attached
information letter as widely as possible to potential students.

Thank you very much for your assistance and my apology for the
inconvenience this may cause you.

Sincerely yours

Ingrid Kvalvik
Senior Consultant
Faculty of Social Science
University of Tromso, Norway
Tlf: +47 77646530
E-mail: ingridk@peace.uit.no


Depending on approval by the University Board, The University of
TromsŪ, Norway, is offering a two-year master's degree programme in
Peace and Conflict studies starting autumn semester 2002.

The programme aims at international recruitment of students, with
students from Nordic and non-Nordic countries. All literature,
teaching and student work will be in English. Admission is limited. 

Aims of the Programme
This Master's degree programme takes an interdisciplinary approach;
introductory courses to the field of peace and conflict studies can be
combined with a variety of specialisations.
During the first year teaching will be intensive, with an emphasis on
course work, group work and examination papers. The teaching and
learning methods will be problem based, and  student work and problems
of current interest will be a central part of the study. Teaching will
be organised as a recurrent cycle of study, discussion, lectures,
research and academic production guided by tutors/ advisers.
- Integrated peace and conflict studies (introductory and advanced
- Political, historical, economic and legal perspectives on conflicts,
war and peace
- Conflict, violence and peace. Perspectives on culture, ethnic
relations, socialisation, communication, religion and pedagogy
- Methodology, research methods and ethics in peace studies
- Specialisation course. The student chooses among a variety of
courses offered from
research groups in social sciences, literature and social medicine
- Master's thesis/ equivalent Master's work

The student should choose a specialisation in line with his or her
Master's thesis. The Master's thesis should be independent empirical
work, and may be based on a field work.

Admission Requirements and Procedures 
The programme is directed at students trained in social sciences,
humanities, law or health studies. Applicants must document at least
three years of studies at university level beyond the basic entrance
requirements equivalent to a Bachelor's degree. Preference will be
given to applicants who can document academic work, experience and
interest in topics related to peace and conflict transformation.
Applicants should enclose a statement of purpose and personal essay of
approximately two pages describing their interest and/or experience in
this field. The programme will be taught in English and applicants
must be able to document adequate proficiency in English. For more
information about admission requirements:

Application Deadline: The application deadline for 2002-2003 will be 
-15th February 2002 for applicants under the Quota Programme (see
-1st March for non-nordic applicants not eligible for the Quota
-15th April for nordic applicants.

The Programme starts mid-August 2002. 

Quota Programme
The Quota Programme is a funding scheme offered by the Norwegian
Ministry of Education and Research to students from qualifying
countries for studies at institutions of higher education in Norway. 

Application Process
Application information and materials may be obtained from the
University of Tromsoe, International Student Office, N-9037 Tromsoe,
Norway (karin.hafstad@adm.uit.no). 

For information about the Quota Programme and application procedures
for the Master's degree programme, please contact the Foreign Student
Adviser: e-mail: int.stud@adm.uit.no, tel. +47 776 44 968, telefax +47
776 44 900. You will also find information about the University of
Tromsoe at http://www.adm.uit.no/studie/foreign/
More information about the programme will be available at our homepage
peace.uit.no from 28 January. You can also address questions about the
programme directly to: mail@peace.uit.no

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