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EU code
14.1 - Political Science
2 - Master
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Political Science
Conflict Resolution and Governance (degree programme)
Language requirements
All students, applying to one of the English-taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. This may be based on a TOEFL (minimum score: 88 internet test, 230 computer test, 570 paper test), IELTS (minimum score: 6.5), or Cambridge Examination (minimum scores: CAE B, CPE C)
Academic requirements
Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a social sciences discipline closely related to the programme, such as political sciences and international relations; they are expected to have a solid basis in the field of conflict resolution and/or governance of at least (an equivalent of) 30 ECTS credits earned during previous study. Undergraduate studies should be completed with an overall grade average of at least a B/3.0 (American system), second class, lower division Honours degree (British system), C (ECTS system), 7.0 (Dutch system) or equivalent.
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The Master's programme in Conflict Resolution and Governance provides students with a foundation which will allow them to develop a theoretically informed understanding of shifts in the character and significance of conflicts, consider possibilities for action in real-life situations, and transform conflict into a resource for democratic governance. Students are given the opportunity to develop a command of the diverse resources needed to respond to the analytic challenges presented by global, regional and local conflicts and to situate contemporary events in a historical and comparative perspective. The goal is to train students to draw on the most vexing of contemporary conflicts in order to fashion governance regimes from the fabric of local crisis. The ambition is to create a dynamic, multifaceted institution marked by high academic standards, an international atmosphere, and a vibrant "academic commons" with multiple public events.
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12 months between Sep 1 2010 and Aug 31 2011
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Additional information
Available field for target 1, 2, 3 applicants. Before submitting an EMECW13 application, all candidates must: 1) Read and follow the instructions specified in => 'Incoming applicants' 2) Check the instructions for this master’s application as detailed in - There you will find a description of the supplementary documents that you need to submit with your EMECW13 application in order to apply for this master. About the academic requirements: Promising candidates with less than 30 ECTS credits may be admitted, provided they complete a preparatory semester first.