Invitation for Applications for Master’s of Arts (M.A) Degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation (PSCT)

The University of Rwanda, College of Arts and Social Sciences through its Center for Conflict Management (CCM) in collaboration with the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden is offering the M.A degree program in Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation starting February 2016. This program will be offered at Nyarugenge Campus (Former Camp Kigali). Applications are invited from suitable candidates to register for the above program.

Program Rationale: MSc in Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation
The African Great Lakes Region is victim of socio-ethnic and political upheavals and conflicts that have been undermining peace processes and development initiatives within the respective communities. Rwanda is as one epicenter of the instability prevailing within the African Great Lakes Region. The long-term vision of the program is to provide students with the analytical and methodological tools that can contribute to build capacities that can make this region safer and peaceful. The Centre for Conflict Management (CCM) of the University of Rwanda embarks on regional policy programs especially in the fields of peace and conflict transformation.
The Master’s Program in Peace Studies and Conflict transformation came to support academicians; stakeholders and other decision makers in the areas of Peace, Conflict and Development to get useful knowledge in order to fully accomplish their tasks of making the Region safer. The Program also attracts different beneficiaries from the Great Lakes Region, Africa and worldwide to catalyze peace building initiatives and development capacities within their communities and countries. The taught modules also stress topics like prospects for peace, co-existence and co-operation between peoples on top of the regular curriculum. The fact that students from the region study together on an equal basis and mutual respect with foreign countries is in itself a potential catalyst for future peace building.

Program Details
This is a two-year Master’s programme. The program starts February 2016 and will be offered in a modular based approach. This is an evening program.

Admission Criteria
Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Law Development Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Journalism and/or Communication, and any other related field are eligible to apply. The closing date is December 31, 2015.
Application form is available on this link: http://ur.ac.rw/sites/default/files/Postgraduate_Application.pdf
For further information, please contact the CCM Administrative Assistant Mushimiyimana Chantal Tel.:0788439525, email: cmushimiyimana@ur.ac.rw and/or the coordinator on Tel.: 0788303500, email: pmugume@ur.ac.rw or jonmugume@gmail.com.

Done in Kigali, the 1st December, 2015

Dr. Peter MUGUME
Masters Program Coordinator

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