The Master's degree programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT) offers interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, as well as skills for handling conflicts by peaceful means.
The Norwegian High North provides a unique setting for studying the transformation relationships between individuals, groups, and institutions from destructive to constructive bonds. The programme is intentionally based in the city of Tromsø, because it has a long history of working towards peaceful co-existence among local ethnic and cultural groups.
During the first year, students will attend compulsory courses to learn about the core debates and perspectives in the field.
The second year focuses mainly on Master's Thesis projects. These thesis projects are designed by the students themselves, depending on their individual interests and experiences. The programme offers opportunities to collect data from any part of the world to support Master's Thesis projects.