About the MA Program
Established in 2001 the MA Program in Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck was strongly inspired by the UNESCO's famous Manifesto 2000, which proposed to turn the new millennium into a new beginning, an opportunity to change, all together, the culture of war and violence into a culture of peace and non-violence. The six corner stones of the Manifesto 2000 are:
- Respect the life and dignity of each human being
- Practise active non-violence
- Share time and material resources
- Defend freedom of expression and cultural diversity
- Responsible consumer behaviour
- New forms of solidarity
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.
Particular Academic Objectives
Based on the spirit of the UNESCO Manifesto 2000 the program offers specific qualifications in the areas of peace, development, security and conflict transformation. The classes cover aspects of energetic, moral, modern and post-modern understandings of peaces and related fields.
Levels of Academic Achievement
1. Master of Arts in Peace Studies
A Master of Arts in Peace Studies will be awarded to students who successfully complete 4 terms (120 ECTS) including the elaboration of a Master's thesis. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) permits to transfer this degree to any equivalent international Master of Arts.
A student who successfully completes one term in the MA Program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation will receive a certificate.
The MA Program for Peace Studies offers different scholarships venues in cooperation with the Afro-Asian Institute Salzburg and the Austrian Exchange Service. Students who are cititzens of those institutions' countries of focus can apply for financial aid in order to study at the MA Program in Peace Studies. In order to be considered for such financial aid, please tick the corresponding box on the MA Program's application form.
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