Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


Welcome to the Master's Programme Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg


English description of modules 
for the Master’s Program Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS)
Please find detailed information under relevant documents or get the PDF here!

Update: PACS schedule summer semester 2017 
only available in german. Get the PDF!


About the Master's Programme

Interdisciplinarity. Internationality. Diverse. Theoretical, yet practical.

These are the cornerstones of the Master’s programme “Peace and Conflict Studies” (PACS). Aside from its core areas in political science and sociology, the degree offers courses in various other disciplines, such as philosophy, history, or cultural studies, to students to complement their studies. Hence, students from other of disciplines, or with work experiences will feel at home in this master's programme. Many participants from all parts of the world, including Latin America, Africa, or Asia contribute existensively to the diversity of the programme. Many of them are supported by scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The degree is aimed at preparing students for both academic and field work at universities, think tanks, NGOs, or other institutions on a national or international level. The goal is to bring together current and future peace and conflict researchers and to reduce the divide between theory and practice in a less formal setting. It includes an obligatory internship and language courses, through which students gain practical experiences and acquire additional skills useful for their later professional life. Due to the close cooperation between students and zeachers the degree offers a very personal expercience in which to study peace and conflicts.

Interested in becoming part of the network? Further information on the Master’s programme “Peace and Conflict Studies” can be found on this website as well as in our brochure.

Letzte Änderung: 27.07.2017 - Contact Person: Webmaster
Programme's director
Prof. Dr. habil. Heiko Schrader
Office hours:
Tue 5.00  - 7.00 pm 

Building G40 - Room 327
Student's coordinator

Daniel Beck 

Office hours:Tue 09.00 - 11.00, Wed 09.00 - 11.00 am

Building G40 - Room 327