This is a small list of universities that offer courses on peace, conflict and development for anyone who is interested in studying peace; by far these are not all. Gladly the number of these types of programmes keeps increasing constantly.

Please email me if you know of any other interesting courses that should be mentioned in this list.


Universitat Jaume I, International Master in Peace, Conflict and Development – MPhil or MA

Castellon, Spain

This is a two year research master programme, of which three semesters require attendance to class every day, the last semester is reserved for writing the thesis and defending it publicly. This programme invites lecturers and professors from all over the world, and provides good theoretical knowledge.

There is the possibility of doing an internship or writing a master thesis.

Courses can be taken in English and/or Spanish.

For more information:


Master of Arts Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation – MA

Innsbruck, Austria

This programme consists of three semesters. Each of them is made up of two months of online course and two months of presence. It is very different from traditional schooling. It offers theoretical courses as well as practical courses, such as first aid training, training with the military, aikido classes, holotropic breathing, theatre of the oppressed or a week at the Native Spirit Camp.

For more information:


Costa Rica

This university offers a wide range of programmes and courses including

  • Asia Leaders Programme
  • Environmental Security and Peace
  • Gender and Peace Building
  • International Law and Human Rights
  • International Law and the Settlement of Disputes
  • International Peace Studies
  • International Peace Studies, Dual Campus Programme
  • Media, Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Natural Resources and Peace
  • Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
  • Peace Education
  • Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development

Some of them can be taken as semesters or full master programmes.

For more information:


Stadtschlaining, Austria

This programme is a more traditional one year master programme, which bases a lot of its courses and approaches on the theories advanced by Johan Galtung. Students live on campus in a slightly remote castle surrounded by Austrian forest.

For more information:

These are the programmes that I know more in detail. Below you find a list of more universities or institutes.




North America






One response to “STUDYING PEACE…

  1. Manoj Koundinya


    I am interested in the course on peace and conflict.

    Kindly let me know the mode and options to proceed.

    Thank you,
    Manoj Koundinya

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