Peace and Conflict Studies A I, 15 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, Mixed, 50%, Distance learning

    Start date: 28 August 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-20513 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

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

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: Please contact the department.

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 22,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 22,500

Please note: The courses Peace and Conflict Studies A I and A II can jointly correspond to Peace and Conflict Studies A, 30 credits. A I and A II can be studied in either order.

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 conflict analysis, including how to independently collect and analyse data on armed conflicts and how to weave theory and empirics in a research paper.

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

More information


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