Application Deadline : Deadline: 30 June 2011
applicants with a degree in Politics, Government, International Relations, International Studies or European Studies
This international double award is offered by the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent and the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg. Upon successful completion of the programme students will be awarded an MA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Kent University and an MA degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Marburg. The two year full-time programme encompasses 120 ECTS credits (240 Kent credits). The programme includes an internship of at least 10 weeks and a dissertation of 14,000 words. The dissertation is jointly supervised and assessed by staff at Kent and Marburg.
The multidisciplinary programme features compulsory modules on theories of conflict, conflict resolution, conflict analysis and intergroup conflicts. Elective modules offer a wide range of topics including negotiation, mediation, diplomacy, development, gender, international political economy, foreign policy, human rights and terrorism.
Students will spend the first year at Kent University and the second year at Marburg University where courses are taught in English. Thus, international students do not need to speak German to study in Marburg. Alternatively fluent German speakers can opt to spend the first year in Marburg where courses will be taught in German and spend the second year in Canterbury. The universities do not operate on a system of deadlines for applying to this programme. We do however, recommend submitting applications by the end of June. Nonetheless, applications received after this date will still be accepted.