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Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Civilian Peacebuilding Specializations

Skill level
On campus
CHF 9600

The CAS Civilian Peacebuilding Specializations program provides an opportunity to specialize in selected topics of civilian peacebuilding aimed at transforming violent conflict by peaceful means, promoting peace, rebuilding societies affected by war and preventing violence from re-erupting. It bridges current academic findings with the latest insights from peacebuilding practice.

Participants can join the program at any time of the year with a course of their choice. They can apply for the CAS from the start of their studies or transfer to the CAS after having finished one or more courses.


Understand latest academic findings on violent conflict and conflict prevention
Peacebuilding and mediation skills training
Learn how to design and support peacebuilding programs
Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice


These postgraduate programs are designed for professionals interested in combining current academic insights and practical knowledge in peace and conflict studies.

A minimum of two years of professional experience in relevant fields and a university degree (minimum BA), or an equivalent educational background, and proficiency in English are required.

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  • Conflict transformation
  • Culture and identity
  • Gender / Gender mainstreaming
  • Human rights (in conflict)
  • Civilian peacekeeping and accompaniment
  • Conflict analysis
  • Conflict management & conflict resolution
  • Conflict prevention
  • Institutional development / capacity building
  • Leadership
  • Mediation & negotiation
  • Peace education
  • Peacebuilding
  • Policing
  • Project management conflict-sensitive
  • Religion
  • Rule of law
  • Transitional justice
  • Crisis management
  • Other
  • Designing peacebuilding & prevention programming
  • Cultural awareness & communication
Languages English
Evaluation Thesis
Target Audience
  • Military
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Policy makers
  • Civil servants in governments
  • General public
  • Local authorities
  • Media
  • NGO staff
  • Women
  • Other
  • Lecture
  • Group Work and Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Case Study
  • Role-play
  • CAS in Peacebuilding Specializations
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies
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