Invitation for Tender for the Postgraduate Master’s Course Peace and Security Studies

The following is an extract from the invitiation:

We offer 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 following is an extract from the invitiation:

We offer 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.-course is meant as a combination of hands on and classroom-based learning. The course aims at introducing highly qualified humanities 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 profound preparation in order to work in peace-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 chance to get one of seven scholarships from the Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung (DSF) for this course.

We expect from you
– Interest in the fields of peace studies or peace- and security-policy.
– 240 points ECTS (usually a four-year course in no matter what 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. Concerning German language skills, 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.Concerning English language skills, 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 prove their skills in their native language.

Call for Applications: http://www.ifsh.de/pdf/studium/Ausschreibung_engl.pdf
FAQs (engl.): http://www.ifsh.de/pdf/studium/FAQ-MPSengl.pdf
Applications for the academic year 2007/08 must be received between December 15th, 2006 and March 15th, 2007. Written applications to: Kooperationsverband Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik, Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg, Prof. Dr. Dr. Hans J. Giessmann, z. Hd. Frau Heinke Peters, Falkenstein 1, D-22587 Hamburg

Please direct any inquiries to: Dr. Patricia Schneider from the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), Falkenstein 1, D-22587 Hamburg, Phone: +49 (0)40-866077-20, Telefax: +49 (0)40-866 36 15, E-mail: schneider@ifsh.de