Master in Peace and Security Studies

Call for Applications for the Postgraduate Master´s Course “Peace and Security Studies”

Deadline: 15/03/2010
Open to: interested students
Scholarship: full

Programme aims and objectives

We offer you the possibility to obtain a “Master of Peace and Security Studies” after one year full-time study. The postgraduate programme “Master of Peace and Security Policy Studies” (M.P.S.) is conducted by the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH) and other scientific institutions and partners of the “Cooperation Network Peace Research and Security Policy” (KoFrieS).

It is a trans- and interdisciplinary as well as practice orientated programme that combines academic study with fieldwork placements. The programme is designed for highly-qualified graduates and professionals holding a university degree. During the course participants will be introduced to the issues of peace and security policy.

The aim of the programme is to equip students with a range of skills and provide them with expertise in the field of peace and security policy. The degree is particularly designed for those interested in a career in peace and/or security studies research and teaching or to those interested in working for national and international organizations, administrations, associations, and businesses (e. g. in the fields of peace-keeping, monitoring, verification, development aid, mediation, arbitration, conversion, administration) .

Entry requirements

-Interest in the field of peace studies or peace- and security-policy
-240 points ECTS (usually a four-year course in any discipline)
-An honors degree from a German or foreign university
-Professional interest and scientific or practical experience related to issues of peace and/or international security
– Sufficient knowledge of English and German. Proofs needed.

More information about the programme and application procedure

-Please find more detailed programme information HERE

and on our website under FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

-Applicants who have already procured a scholarship (e. g. a GAES scholarship)

-Students can apply for a limited number of scholarships of the IFSH Association.

Applications for the academic year 2010/11 must be received between December 15, 2009 and March 15, 2010.

Please direct any inquiries to:

Dr. Patricia Schneider or Naida Mehmedbegovic, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), Beim Schlump 83, 20144 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40-866077- 20/-34, Telefax: +49 (0)40-866 36 15,

E-mail: <mailto:naida.m@ifsh. de> naida.m@ifsh. de / <mailto:schneider@ifsh. de> schneider@ifsh. de

More info of University of Hamburg

11 thoughts on “Master in Peace and Security Studies

  1. To whom it may concern,

    My name is Ana Donevska and I am from Macedonia. I am about to graduate from New York College-Empire State College in Thessaloniki, Greece with major in International Relations. I am aspiring to go for a Master's degree in International Peace and Security. I read the announcement that you offer scholarships for the University of Hamburg, and i have several questions regarding that. Do i need an admission to the university before i apply for the scholarship?Also, i am fluent in English, but have little knowledge in German. Am i still eligible? In addition, could you please give me more info about the process itself?

    Happy Holidays and Thank you,

    Ana Donevska

  2. Hllo,

    I finished my niversity duation 8 years ago, i have been working in civil society or the last 7 years, i ave interest in pursuing Peace and security studies. i have not studied in Germam, i donot speak German but very fluent in English. I'm i legile for the scholarship?

  3. Greetings! I have completd Postgraduate diploman in Management of Foreign Relations and wouldlike to venture in MA Conflict Studies in Humburg. In order to qualify fo the scholarship do i neeed to get admission first? i really need your advice. Thanx very much.

  4. @opeseyi caleb.

    Hahaha. I know you need, we needed it too, few years ago and we found it. Unfortunately we could not give you one, but on Mladiinfo you will certainly find information where and how to get one.

    Wishing you lot of success in your search.



  5. Dear Sir,

    I wish to study in Postgraduate Master's Course in 'Peace and Security Studiies' in response to your call for scholarship.

    I am inquiring about the opportunities of this scholarship.

    I was graduated with BSS(Hons)and MSS in Sociology from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Please let me know the eligibility and requirements for the Masters level scholarship.

    My IELTS score is 6.

    What's the language proficiency level,i.e.,IELTS score is required?

    I would be delighted, if you send me information about admission process and deadline for the upcoming semester through email.

    Thanking you in advance,


    Mohammad Abu Saleh

    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Email :

  6. Please i want to aply for admission for Master in Peace and Security Studies and use scholarship to do this course.Sir how can i obtain the form and start the course this year 2010
    odukoya omotayo
    +234 805 525 4450

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