Master’s studies

Causes of Peace 2017/2018 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2017 weeks 44-48 - 100 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2017-04-18

Enrolment Code: UU-20507 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits

Entry Requirements: A Bachelor of Arts degree with at least 90 credits in courses in social sciences.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

Please note: Students admitted to the Master Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies, Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies or the Master Programme in Political Science have priority to the course.

About the course:

Why do some areas in a region of civil war remain at peace? Shifting the focus from causes of war to causes of peace, this course asks new critical questions. The course discusses how peace can be defined and measured; concepts such as security communities and zones of peace are highlighted. The origins of and conditions for intergroup cooperation and intrastate peace will be studied. Importantly, the course also examines why certain areas of a country suffering from civil war remain tranquil.


More information


Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Gamla Torget 3, 1tr 753 20 Uppsala

Box 514, 751 20 UPPSALA

Fax: 018-695102


Chris Chau (undergraduate level), Ingalill Blad Ögren (advanced level),

Telephone: +46 18 471 23 79, +46 18 471 23 49