Peace and Conflict Studies A I 2020/2021 (15 credits)

Autumn 2020, Mixed, 50 %, Distance learning

Start date: 31 August 2020

End date: 17 January 2021

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-20513 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Flexible

Selection: Final school grades (60 %) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40 %)

Outline for distance course: Teaching principally consists of self-studies and correspondence with the head teacher via the Student Portal. To participate in the course, students need a computer and access to the Internet. There are no common course sessions. Teaching language is English; however, assignments can also be submitted in Swedish.

Entry Requirements: General entry requirements


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 22500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 22500

About the course:

How can we understand armed conflict and peace? This course aims to give an introduction to the central puzzles and research areas of peace and conflict research. Key concepts linked to explaining the causes, dynamics, and resolution of conflict are presented and discussed. You also learn how to conduct a conflict analysis, including how to independently collect and analyse data on armed conflicts and how to weave theory and empirics in a research paper.

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Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Gamla Torget 3, 1tr 753 20 Uppsala

Box 514, 751 20 UPPSALA


Chris Chau


Telephone: +46 18 471 23 79