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Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Civilian Peacebuilding

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The MAS in Civilian Peacebuilding program aims at understanding how civilian peacebuilding can transform violent conflicts by using peaceful means, promoting peace, rebuilding societies affected by war and preventing violence from re-emerging. This MAS program bridges academic findings with current insights from peacebuilding practice.


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 a relevant field and a university degree (minimum BA), or an equivalent educational background, are required.

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  • Conflict transformation
  • Culture and identity
  • Human rights (in conflict)
  • Civilian peacekeeping and accompaniment
  • Conflict analysis
  • Conflict management & conflict resolution
  • Conflict prevention
  • Institutional development / capacity building
  • Leadership
  • Peace education
  • Peacebuilding
  • Religion
  • Rule of law
  • Transitional justice
  • Other
  • Designing peacebuilding & prevention programming
  • Cultural awareness & communication
Languages English
Evaluation Master 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
  • MAS in Civilian Peacebuilding
  • Master of Advanced Studies
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