6. Januar 2010

CfA: Postgraduate Master's Course „Peace and Security Studies“ (Hamburg)

Programme aims and objectives - The IFSH offers 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 (for details see the homepage). More information about the programme - Applicants who have already procured a scholarship (e. g. a GAES scholarship, see or from a (political) foundation, see FAQ) may also apply. - Students can apply for a limited number of scholarships of the IFSH Association. Therefore students need to submit an extra letter of application (one page) in addition to the rest of the application documents. The assessment of the scholarship applications will be carried out by the board of admission. Required documents: 1. Application form (available online for download). Please send it both via email to as well as a signed version with photo by post. 2. curriculum vitae 3. High School Diploma  Leaver’s certificate qualifying for university (German “Abitur” or equivalent) 4. Certifications of academic degrees; academic and/or professional recommendations will additionally be accepted, but are not required 5. Certificates of English and German language proficiency (where applicable) 6. Written acknowledgement of willingness to pay, assuming one’s application is successful, 500.00 EUR per semester as a contribution to expenses Please send your application to: Kooperationsverband Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg Prof. Dr. Götz Neuneck, z. Hd. Frau Madeleine Köhler, Beim Schlump 83, D-20144 Hamburg Please direct any inquiries to: Dr. Patricia Schneider or Naida Mehmedbegović, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), Beim Schlump 83, D-20144 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40-866077-20/-34, Telefax: +49 (0)40-866 36 15, E-mail: