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Special Course in Conflict Resolution, Introduction to International Conflict Resolution, 7.5 credits


First Cycle

Course description

Conflict Resolution is an inter-disciplinary subject. The course gives you a basic orientation in conflict resolution, mediation and peace building. The aim is to grant you a basic knowledge about international conflicts, how international conflicts have been resolved and what current research is saying about these issues. It focuses on the need for long-term peace building activities in the attempts to manage and resolve international conflicts and how conflict escalation can be reversed into a process of de-escalation heading towards positive peace. Basic perspectives and theories in conflict and conflict resolution traditions will be presented for you and how long term peace building can be accomplished.
Language of instruction is English.

Entrance requirements

Exchange students need an agreement within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Students should have at least 60 credits, preferably in the Social Sciences. English language proficiency must be sufficient for course participation.


Exchange students arriving with an agreement within the Faculty of Social Sciences should apply using the webservices. For changes in courses during your studies, contact your departmental coordinator.

Other students should contact their respective departmental coordinator.


7.5 credits


Autumn 2015: August 31st - September 30th

Autumn 2014: September 1st - October 2nd


Full time (100%)

Course code


Main field of studies

Non applicable

Department offering the course

School of Global Studies


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