Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

Peace and Conflict Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Political Sciences, Peace and Conflict Studies
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jul
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in social or cultural sciences. For applicants from outside the social sciences, at least 30 ECTS of the degree must come from social science programs.

Minimum standard period of study: 6 semesters.
Required ECTS credits: 180.

If the first degree is not yet completed, at least 150 CP must have been achieved at the time of application.

In individual cases, candidates from other disciplines may also be admitted if their preliminary studies are related to the social sciences. These candidates should have a degree with at least a "good" GPA in those areas of their studies that are related to the social sciences. The responsible examination board decides on the admission and possible further requirements for studying in Magdeburg.

Work Experience

Proof of relevant study or work-related international experience of at least three months' duration must also be submitted.

GPA Rate 2.50
GPA Comment

Successful applicants need an average grade of "good" GPA (German system: 2.5 or better).

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min C1
min 108
min 7
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Holders of a school education certificate after at least 4 ascending school years from the Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, United Kingdom (incl. overseas territories), Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Canada, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent, Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago as USA (incl. external territories) are except. Master applicants who had their complete bachelor studies in one of these countries are exempt from these requirements. Applicants from other countries must provide official language proof, even if English is an official language in their country. Although the master's program is taught in English, German language skills are an advantage in the application process.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:May 15 (German)April 15 (EU)April 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:
In 41 hours free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

In order to apply for the "Peace and Conflict Studies" master program, you must submit a letter of motivation in English (3 pages). It should contain the following information:

  1. Explanation of the choice of program and place of study.
  2. The intended focus of the study.
  3. Relevant previous knowledge within your studies.
  4. Intended career paths after completion of your studies.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website