The related postgraduate qualifications in Conflict, Peace and Security, offered jointly by UNITAR, Division for Peace and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), focus on specific parts of the curriculum of the Master’s in Conflict, Peace and Security, providing leaners with academic flexibility depending on their interests and professional needs. All programmes are offered online and provide a corresponding number of academic credits. Successful participants receive official certificates of completion at the end of each programme.

The related qualifications (Postgraduate Certificates and Specialization Courses) as well as the full Master’s programme are suitable both for professionals working in conflict-prone environments within the framework of international, regional, governmental or non-governmental organizations, and for graduate students, young researchers or other academics interested in enhancing their understanding of conflicts and acquiring skills to better address them. Enrolment in any of the programmes below provides access to a broad expert community of UOC and UNITAR alumni spread across the world.

Note: Applications are accepted through the same system/link as for the Master’s degree. Students enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificates and/or Specialization Courses may transfer to the Master’s Degree in Conflict, Peace and Security by covering the difference between the fee paid originally and the full tuition fee of the Master’s Degree.

Postgraduate Certificate in Armed Conflict

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The Postgraduate Certificate consists of a practical proposal grounded in the theoretical and methodological knowledge acquired over the course of the programme. This Specialization Course is intended to help students develop a pragmatic view of conflict resolution, based on both multidisciplinary scientific knowledge of conflicts and effective and non-violent methods for conflict resolution that safeguard human rights.

Programme Structure - 31 ECTS

UN.005     Introduction to Peace Operations (including module on History of UN Peace Operations) – 3 ECTS

UN.000     Conflict Analysis – 3 ECTS

UN.001     Conflict Resolution – 3 ECTS

V1.048      Human Security – 3 ECTS

B1.045     Media and Conflict – 3 ECTS

UN.006    Philosophy of Peace & Non Violence – 4 ECTS

B1.055     Research Methods – 4 ECTS

B1.049     Corruption, Conflict, and Security – 3 ECTS

B1.101     Prevention and Transformation of Conflict – 4 ECTS

Duration: flexible duration of 1 to 2 years

Application deadlines and starting dates

  • 15 September to start 21 October FALL DEADLINE 2020 IS EXTENDED UNTIL 2 OCTOBER
  • 15 January to start 10 March

Application system is open throughout the year - click here to apply.

Tuition: EUR 6.694

Postgraduate Certificate in Crisis Management and Strategic Planning

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Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation. The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate wars, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This Specialization Course draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner.

Programme Structure - 31 ECTS

UN.005     Introduction to Peace Operations (including module on History of UN Peace Operations) – 3 ECTS

UN.000     Conflict Analysis – 3 ECTS

UN.001     Conflict Resolution – 3 ECTS

V1.048      Game Theory – 4 ECTS

B1.045     Crisis Management – 4 ECTS

UN.006    Gender Matters – 2 ECTS

B1.055     Research Methods – 4 ECTS

B1.049     The Intercultural/Ethnic Conflict and the Management of Diversity – 4 ECTS

B1.101     Mandate Evaluation/Leadership and Strategic Planning – 4 ECTS

Duration: flexible duration of 1 to 2 years

Application deadlines and starting dates

  • 15 September to start 21 October FALL DEADLINE 2020 IS EXTENDED UNTIL 2 OCTOBER
  • 15 January to start 10 March

Application system is open throughout the year - click here to apply.

Tuition: EUR 6.694

Specialization Course in Conflict, Peace and Gender

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The objective of this Specialization Course is to provide participants with a broad analytical skillset, first-hand knowledge and unique expertise in the area of conflict and peace as viewed through the lens of gender and with an understanding and mastery of gendered approaches to conflict management and transformation.

Programme Structure - 13 ECTS

UN.005     Gender Matters2 ECTS

B1.320      Economy, Environment and Migration4 ECTS

B1.315      Corruption, Conflict and Security3 ECTS

B1.313      Prevention and Transformation of Conflict4 ECTS

Duration: 4 months

Application deadlines and starting dates

15 September to start 21 October FALL DEADLINE 2020 IS EXTENDED UNTIL 2 OCTOBER

Application system is open throughout the year - click here to apply.

Tuition: EUR 185.93 x credit, total fee for the programme EUR 2,417.09

Specialization Course in Strategic Conflict Management

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The objectives of this Specialization Course include: 1) provide an understanding of crisis management theory and its different approaches; 2) improve conflict analysis skills; 3) increase the participants' ability to manage strategic interventions; 4) help develop efficient intervention programmes and manage the search for specific and positive solutions; 5) enable the creation of communication campaigns capable to transform, prevent and end conflicts.

Programme Structure - 16 ECTS

B1.314     Game Theory4 ECTS

B1.330     Mandate Evaluation4 ECTS

B1.320     Economy, Environment and Migration4 ECTS

B1.312     Crisis Management4 ECTS

Duration: 4 months

Application deadlines and starting dates

15 September to start 21 October FALL DEADLINE 2020 IS EXTENDED UNTIL 2 OCTOBER

Application system is open throughout the year - click here to apply.

Tuition: EUR 185.93 x credit, total fee for the programme EUR 2,974.88

Specialization Course in Intercultural Conflict Management

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The Intercultural Conflict Management Specialization Course aims to enhance the participants’ understanding of conflict and peace processes from an intercultural perspective. By exploring ethnic and cultural aspects as well as mastering intercultural management theories, course participants gain critical insights into the structural roots of conflicts. This Course is suitable for anyone working in environments and communities where intercultural differences and divides are particularly prominent.

Programme Structure - 14 ECTS

B1.318     Philosophy of Peace and Non-Violence 4 ECTS

UN.001    Conflict Resolution4 ECTS

B1.049     Intercultural Conflict and Diversity Management4 ECTS

B1.319     Media, Conflict and Peace Building 3 ECTS

Duration: 4 months

Application deadlines and starting dates

15 January to start 10 March

Application system is open throughout the year - click here to apply.

Tuition: EUR 185.93 x credit, total fee for the programme EUR 2,603.02

Specialization Course in Human Security and Peace Operations

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The Human Security and Peace Operations Specialization Course aims to enhance the participants’ understanding of conflict and peace processes from a human security perspective as well as unpack the role that UN peace operations play in conflict resolution.

Programme Structure - 13 ECTS

UN.004     Human Security4 ECTS

B1.317      Introduction to Peace Operations and History of UN Peace Operations – 3 ECTS

B1.330      Mandate Evaluation4 ECTS

UN.000     Conflict Analysis3 ECTS

Duration: 4 months

Application deadlines and starting dates

15 January to start 10 March

Application system is open throughout the year - click here to apply.

Tuition: EUR 185.93 x credit, total fee for the programme EUR 2,417.09

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