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Study Peace and Conflict Studies in Germany: 12 Universities with 13 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 12-06-2022 | 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
13

Study Programs in English

universities
12

Universities

ranking
8

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 March 31 and August 31

View all 13 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Peace and Conflict Studies

#78Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #177
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

No. of Students: approx. {{noStudents}} students

Program Fees: {{value}} (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Peace and Conflict Studies in Germany

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Become an expert in development studiesFlexibility: Study completely online or online + live workshops in the Ivory CoastStudy while you work
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Become an expert in international social sciences with special emphasis on developmentTake part in an internship at an international development organizationEnjoy comfortable campus life at Friedensau
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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

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
38.5% local admission restriction (local NC)
46.2% no admission restriction
15.3% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

100% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
7.7% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Peace and Conflict Studies in Germany

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Become an expert in development studiesFlexibility: Study completely online or online + live workshops in the Ivory CoastStudy while you work
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Become an expert in international social sciences with special emphasis on developmentTake part in an internship at an international development organizationEnjoy comfortable campus life at Friedensau
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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

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

79 (3 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (5 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

79 (3 programs )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (5 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Peace and Conflict Studies in Germany

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Become an expert in development studiesFlexibility: Study completely online or online + live workshops in the Ivory CoastStudy while you work
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Become an expert in international social sciences with special emphasis on developmentTake part in an internship at an international development organizationEnjoy comfortable campus life at Friedensau
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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

Program Features

2-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Laws

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

84.6%

Summer intake

7.7%

Winter & Summer intake

7.7%

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: 4,200

Program Fees: € 2,105

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

run by church (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 5,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Friedensau Adventist University

run by church (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 200

Program Fees: € 1,999 - € 2,960

M.T.S. (Master of Theological Studies)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg

public University · No. of Students: 2,600

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Leipzig University

public University · No. of Students: 30,000

Program Fees: € 1,800

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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