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Study Peace and Conflict Studies in Germany: 10 Universities with 10 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 01-29-2022 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Peace and Conflict Studies aims to identify and analyze violent and nonviolent behaviours and the mechanisms surrounding conflict in an attempt to understand them and apply this knowledge to avoid, mitigate, contain and/or shorten future conflict. One popular sub-area, peace studies (irenology), is an interdisciplanry approach which aims to prevent, de-escalate, and solve conflicts by peaceful means. This discipline stands in contrast to military studies, the goal of which is to emerge from conflict victorious through (more efficient) violent means. Disciplines involved often include political science, philosophy, economics, sociology, international relations, anthropology, religious and gender studies, psychology, and more. If you are interested in this area, a degree from a German university, in a country for over seventy years far more devoted to peace and peacekeeping than most nations, is a logical next step. 

Overview

masters
10

Study Programs in English

universities
10

Universities

ranking
6

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (7 programs for EU citizens, 6 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

9,186 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 15 and August 31

Summer Semester

between and

View all 10 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Peace and Conflict Studies

#91Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 27,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #168

Tuition Fees

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2 English Degree Programs for Peace and Conflict Studies in Germany

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Become an expert in conflict, memory, and peace studiesGain a binational double degree with the Universidad del Rosario in ColombiaTake part in an internship in Colombia
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Unique and interdisciplinary approachConduct praxis-oriented research in one of the partner Institutes of the Cooperation Network for Peace, Research and Security PolicyLive and study in a vibrant metropolis

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2022

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
40% local admission restriction (local NC)
20% no admission restriction
40% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

90% directly at University
10% via uni-assist

2 English Degree Programs for Peace and Conflict Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

79 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

79 (1 program )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

Program Features

2-4 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Laws

Beginning

Winter intake

90%

Summer intake

10%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Peace and Conflict Studies

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Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 3,900

Program Fees: 2,105 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

run by church (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 5,100

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg

public University · No. of Students: 2,800

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Leipzig University

public University · No. of Students: 29,000

Program Fees: 1,800 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Leuphana University Lüneburg

public University · No. of Students: 9,700

Program Fees: 4,660 € - 9,186 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

LL.M. (Master of Laws)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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