In recent years the world has seen many violent conflicts, ranging from the former Yugoslavia, Congo, Afghanistan to Iraq. Many of the violent conflicts are nowadays fought over issues as identity, territory or resources (e.g. diamonds and oil). War between states has become rare; most of the violent conflicts take place within the borders of a state. In addition, ‘terrorist' organisations with goals that exceed national agendas have claimed more attention than before. The international community - governments, non-governmental organisations and international organisations like the UN - has a... READ MORE
  • Degree Masters
  • Study Type Full-time
  • Study Length 12 months
  • Tuition Fees 9,232 EUR
Modules (6)
  • Geopolitics of Borders
  • Excursion
  • Conflicting Theories
  • Political and Geographical Conflict Resolution
  • Preparing the Master Thesis
  • Master Thesis
Entry requirements
  • Cambridge CAE Advanced : C - C or higher
  • IELTS : 6.5 - An IELTS of minimum overall score of 6.5, with subscores no lower than 6.5
  • TOEFL : 90 - A TOEFL minimum overall score of 90, with subscores no lower than 22
  • Other : 1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a geography-related discipline
    In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, International Relations, Social Sciences, etc.. For this specialisation your Bachelor’s degree must have at least 24 EC in conflict studies and/or political geography.

    2. Knowledge of social scientific research methods
    A successfully completed course in social scientific research methods will increase your chance of getting selected for this specialisation and is therefore highly recommended.

    3. Motivation letter
    In this letter of motivation you should explain why you want to follow this specialisation and why you think you are suited for it. Attached to this letter should be a resume and a list of grades obtained during previous training.

    4. Two letters of recommendation
    Applicants will need to send in two letters of recommendation by lectures or supervisors (including contact details).

    Admission requirements for international students
    1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a geography-related discipline
    In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, International Relations, Social Sciences, etc. (your prior education needs to be approved by the Examination Board). For this specialisation your Bachelor’s degree must have at least 24 EC in conflict studies and/or political geography.

    2. Proficiency in English
    In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
    • A TOEFL minimum overall score of 90, with subscores no lower than 22
    • An IELTS of minimum overall score of 6.5, with subscores no lower than 6.5
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

    3. Knowledge of social scientific research methods
    A successfully completed course in social scientific research methods will increase your chance of getting selected for this specialisation and is therefore highly recommended.

    4. Motivation letter
    In this letter of motivation you should explain why you want to follow this specialisation and why you think you are suited for it. Attached to this letter should be a resume and a list of grades obtained during previous training.

    5. Two letters of recommendation
    Applicants will need to send in two letters of recommendation by lectures or supervisors (including contact details).

  • Degree Masters
  • Study Type Full-time
  • Study Length 12 months
  • Tuition Fees 9,232 EUR
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