Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation
Master of Arts

Enrolment Programme enrolment
Start enrolment every semester possible
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters (FT/PT*) / 120 ECTS-Credits
Cost** 6,900.- EUR
(exclusiv ÖH-fee - currently 20.20 EUR per semester)
Degree Master of Arts in Peace Studies
ISCED-F 0312 Political Sciences and Civics
Study Code UC 992 856
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Curriculum (2012)



Director of the Continuing Education Programme

 Prof.h.c. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang DietrichDr. Dr. Wolfgang Dietrich






Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies
Innrain 52f
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 699 12 29 08 93


Tiroler Bildungsinstitut - Grillhof
Grillhofweg 100
6080 Igls-Vill

Schedule and dates are found at the website of the programme.



The continuing education programme is held in English and covers four key aspects:

  • Introduction to the theory and practice of development cooperation, peace research and conflict transformation
  • Aspects of direct violence: transformation of conflicts and questions of safety in and between societies
  • Aspects of structural violence: questions of development and conflict prevention
  • Aspects of cultural violence: human rights, plurality and “culture(s) of peace”


Target Group

Persons, who prepare for a profession in the fields of development politics, human rights, safety and civil defence and professions dealing with national or international conflicts.


Admission Requirements

  • Persons, who can proof that they have passed a subject-relevant Bachelor study programme at a university or a college of higher education or a comparable study programme at an approved post-secondary education institution at home or abroad can be admitted to the continuing education programme.
  • In any case, the Bachelor study programmes of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Innsbruck are eligible study programmes.




**payment and cancellation conditions

Information on the individual courses of the continuing education programmes is available in the course catalogue.
 Participation in a continuing education programme requires admission as admission as non-degree students.

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