Objectives of the programme

After completing the Master’s Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, the student will have:

  • assumed active roles to recognise, analyse and resolve global challenges and to become a proactive contributor to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world,
  • gained an interdisciplinary understanding of the short- and long-term consequences of conflicts,
  • learned to understand the preconditions for conflict transformation, conflict resolution and peace in local as well as in international and global contexts,
  • learned to analyse the evolution of conflicts and conflict resolution, as well as gained knowledge of peace-building, mediation and negotiation.


Content of the programme

The programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research is hosted by the Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), which is internationally acknowledged for its high quality research since its founding in 1969. The themes of the curriculum and teaching of the programme are therefore directly linked with the research conducted at TAPRI.

The programme prepares students for both doctoral studies as well as for professional activity in various tasks in society, ranging from interpersonal relationships to international conflict situations. For instance, graduates could proceed to have careers as researchers, analysts, consultants or political advisors in government agencies, international organisations, research institutes or NGOs. It is also possible to continue to do a PhD with TAPRI after their Master's degree. The programme is specialised in peace and conflict research, peace mediation, identity and memory politics, human mobility, and gender.  


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Target Groups

The programme targets all global-minded individuals from various fields interested in engaging in topics relating to peace, mediation and conflict. We welcome applicants with a successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in an area appropriate for the content of the Master’s Degree Programme.


On request for commissioned group


3 years of full-time study (180 ECTS)

Group size

Max. 30 participants