Invitation for Applications for the Postgraduate Master’s Course ‚Peace and Security Studies‘

The IFSH offers you
– The possibility to obtain a ‚Master of Peace and Security Studies‘ in just one year. The postgraduate course Master of Peace and Security Policy Studies‘ (M.P.S.) is conducted by the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik (IFSH) and other scientific institutions and partners of the network ‚Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik‘ (KoFrieS).

The IFSH offers you
– The possibility to obtain a ‚Master of Peace and Security Studies‘ in just one year. The postgraduate course Master of Peace and Security Policy Studies‘ (M.P.S.) is conducted by the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik (IFSH) and other scientific institutions and partners of the network ‚Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik‘ (KoFrieS).
– A trans- and interdisciplinary orientated course. The M. P. S.-programme is meant as a combination of ‚hands on‘ and classroom-based learning. The programme aims at introducing highly qualified humanities, social and sciences graduates from German or foreign universities as well as academically qualified, experienced practitioners to problems of peace- and security-policy and to fundamental issues relating their practical application.
– A thorough preparation for work in peace and/or security studies research and teaching or in practical work for national and international organisations, administrations, associations, and businesses (e. g. in the fields of peace-keeping, monitoring, verification, development aid, mediation, arbitration, conversion, administration).

The organizers expect from you
– Interest in the fields of peace studies or peace- and security-policy.
– 240 points ECTS (usually a four-year course in any discipline) and you must have achieved an honours degree at a German or foreign university.
– Preferred professional interest and scientific or practical experience in fields related to problems of peace and international security.
– Sufficient knowledge of English and German. Students may choose whether to complete coursework and examinations, including their master’s thesis, in English or German. For German: The German Language Examination for Foreign Students\‘ Admission to University (Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studierender) (DSH), the examination German as a Foreign Language, or any examination of equal value are accepted. For English: The TOEFL (230 points/ 570 paper-based) (www.toefl.org), the IELTS (5.5), the Advanced C, or any examination of equal value are accepted. Only applicants who are German or English native speakers are not required to show proof of language proficiency.

More information about the studies
– Applicants who have already procured a scholarship (e. g. a GAES scholarship, see http://www.daad.de/deutschland/foerderung/02055.en.html or from a (political) foundation, see FAQ) may also apply.
– Additionally, an application for a scholarship (Zeit-Foundation or IFSH-Förderverein) is possible. Please provide us with a one page letter for application. The MPS selection committee will examine reasons and motivations and will assign between 2 and 5 stipens.

Send written applications to:
Kooperationsverband Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg Prof. Dr. Götz Neuneck, z. Hd. Frau Annelisa Cotone, Beim Schlump 83, D-20144 Hamburg
Please direct any inquiries to: Dr. Patricia Schneider from the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), Beim Schlump 83, D-20144 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40-866077-20, Telefax: +49 (0)40-866 36 15, E-mail: schneider@ifsh.de