The Master's degree programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT) offers interdisciplinary insights into the nature and causes of conflicts, and analytical skills for handling conflicts by peaceful means.
The programme draws upon the history and geography of the city of Tromsø in the relatively peaceful High North to bring innovation to peace and conflict studies. With a long history of working towards peaceful co-existence among local ethnic and cultural groups, the region provides a unique setting for the study of ways of transforming relationships between individuals, groups and institutions from destructive to constructive bonds.
Teaching is intensive the first year, as core debates and perspectives are addressed through compulsory courses.
The second year focuses mainly on Master's Thesis projects. These thesis projects are designed by the students themselves, depending on their diverse interests and experiences. It is possible to collect data from any part of the world to support such self-selected Master's Thesis projects.