Master’s studies

Non-Violent Conflicts: Causes, Strategies, and Outcomes 2017/2018 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2018 weeks 13-18 - 100 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2017-10-16

Enrolment Code: UU-70511 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits

Entry Requirements: Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with a social science subject as the main field of study.


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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:

What explains the outbreak of nonviolent conflict? The aim of this course is to deepen the understanding of the causes, dynamics, strategies, tactics, and outcomes of nonviolent, popular-based insurrections, that is, strategic nonviolent conflicts. The focus is on large-scale campaigns against governments, for goals such as regime change, territorial change, or end of foreign occupation. Key concepts like nonviolent mobilisation, political jiu-jitsu, backfire and radical flanks are highlighted.

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