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Study Peace & Conflict Studies in Germany: 18 Universities with 16 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-21-2024 | 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
16

Study Programs in English

universities
18

Universities

ranking
10

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (8 programs for EU citizens, 7 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between February 28 and September 01

Summer Semester

between and

View all 16 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Peace & Conflict Studies

#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 1,100 - € 1,650 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127
#89Times 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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3 English Degree Programs for Peace & 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

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
31.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
50% no admission restriction
18.7% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

87.5% directly at University
6.3% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
12.5% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Peace & Conflict Studies in Germany

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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

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (5 programs )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (6 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (5 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (6 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Peace & Conflict Studies in Germany

Program Features

2-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Laws

Master of Public Policy

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

100%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Peace & 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: € 2,293

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.A. (Master of Arts)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 1,100 - € 1,650

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Friedensau Adventist University

run by church (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 250

Program Fees: € 1,999 - € 2,793

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

FUBiS - Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University

public University · No. of Students: 0

Program Fees: € 1,100 - € 1,650

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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