Curriculum - Legal Frame


The UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck offers academic education and professional training in the interdisciplinary field of Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation. The degree of a Master of Arts in Peace Studies will be awarded to students who successfully complete 4 terms including the elaboration of a Master's thesis. The Master has a value of 120 ECTS. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) permits to transfer this degree to any equivalent international Master of Arts and the respective credits from this program to any equivalent MA Program in the world. The Master’s degree is the most prestigious postgraduate degree within the Austrian Law.

The program is operated and accredited by the University of Innsbruck. It is held at the Tyrolean Institute for Higher Education and occasionally at various additional places such as the Hermann Gmeiner Academy, the Seminarhaus Holzöstersee, but also at the training camps of the Austrian Army, the Red Cross, the Fire Fighters, the Native Spirit Camp and many more. “Change of perspective” is crucial in the program’s philosophy. This will be experienced physically throughout the classes.