Universität Hamburg

Peace and Security Studies

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Sociology, Law
M.A.
Degree
English
English & German
Language
Winter semester:  15 Mar
Application Deadlines
1 Year (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

Required ECTS credits: 240.

If you have completed a three-year bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS), you can compensate the missing 60 ECTS by other university studies (e.g. master courses/degree, summer schools, E-learning courses, additional university language courses, etc.) before the deadline specified by the Board of Admissions and Examinations. In this case, it is important to enclose a confirmation from your university that the additionally acquired ECTS have not been counted in the 180 ECTS.

There is also the possibility to receive additional credits for a certain experience upon request. In this case, please enclose a written request to your application. The following achievements may be counted as additional ECTS:

  • Job experience relevant to the course.
  • Relevant internships connected to the course.
  • Advanced training or extra-curricular activities relevant to the course.
Work Experience

Proof of professional experience in the field of peace studies or security policy (only requested if the acquired ECTS in the previous degree does not reach 240).

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
Cambridge
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
IELTS
min 5.5
TOEFL CBT
min 230
TOEFL iBT
min 88
TOEFL pBT
min 570
Telc English B2-C1 University
min B2/C1
UNIcert
min II
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Cambridge
min B2 First (FCE)
languageGerman
DSH
min DSH 2
TestDaF
min TDN 4
CERF German
min B2
Goethe-Zertifikat
min B2
telc Deutsch
min B2/C1
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
Only applicants who are native speakers of German or English are not required to show proof of language proficiency.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester:December 15 (German)December 15 (EU)December 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
interview + written essay
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


The following documents must be submitted with your application:

  1. Application form.
  2. Curriculum vitae in tabular form.
  3. Certificate of general qualification for university entrance (e.g. Abitur) or comparable school-leaving qualification.
  4. Degree from a university or school of applied sciences with proof of at least 240 ECTS.
  5. Proof of English and German language skills (see language requirements).
  6. Proof of relevant work experience where available.
  7. If applicable, additional documentation offering evidence of your particular suitability to this course of study (e.g. letters of recommendation, scholarships or grants).

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website