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The Regional Master’s Program in Peace Studies consists of two semesters, each carrying 30 ECTS credits. Upon completing both semesters, and attaining 60 ECTS – 12 of which are attained by writing and defending the master’s thesis – the student will be awarded the title Master of Arts (MA).

When to Apply?

The second call for applications in 2018/19 will open on the 10th of August and close on the 25th of September.

Program Content

The Regional Master’s Program in Peace Studies is an advanced inter-disciplinary program designed for both students and practitioners, offering an expertise in several specialized fields: Conflict Resolution, Peace, and Development, Regional Security.

This program is the first regional master’s program in Peace Studies, providing a unique perspective and high-quality education combining resource persons from the region and Western Europe. Encompassing scientific achievements of various disciplines, including political science, sociology, and psychology, it represents a significant contribution toward advancing understanding of various interstate and international conflicts, as well as of some of today’s key global social and geopolitical problems. Besides enhancing theoretical and methodological capacities in the area of peace and conflict studies, the program offers students an opportunity for independent research and option to take part in collaborative problem-solving projects.

The overarching aim of the program is to enable students to develop their theoretical knowledge, diagnostic capacities, and gain some practical skills related to preventing and resolving complex conflicts.

The Master program is taught in the English language.


The program offers state-sponsored scholarships (budget) and scholarships awarded by the OSCE Mission in Serbia (merit-based).

Teaching staff

Besides professors and lecturers from the Faculty of Political Sciences, the program also includes guest lecturers. In the previous academic years, guest lecturers were:

Oliver Richmond, University of Manchester

Susan Woodward, City University of New York

Roger Mac Ginty, Durham University

Francesco Niccolo Moro, University of Bologna

Jan Oberg, Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, Lund

Chas Morrison, University of Coventry

Ana Matan, University of Zagreb

Damir Kapidžić, University of Sarajevo

Ružica Jakešević, University of Zagreb


Entrance Requirements

To be admitted to the Regional Master’s Program in Peace Studies, students must:

  • hold a Bachelor’s academic degree (240 ECTS)
  • be proficient in the English language

Interested applicants must submit the following documents:

  • a completed application form (available on the website www.see-peace.net)
  • a certified copy of a diploma obtained at the undergraduate level
  • diploma supplements (if applicable)
  • CV (one page)
  • a motivation letter indicating the applicant’s research interest (up to 1000 words)

Please send the application form with all the supporting documents as a single pdf file to: nemanja.dzuverovic@fpn.bg.ac.rs, or in case of postal applications: Nemanja Džuverović, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences, Jove Ilica 165, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia.

Tuition Fee

1,500 EUR in Serbian dinars payable in four installments. The tuition fee covers all costs of a two-semester studying at the University of Belgrade (Please note that students with foreign diploma pay an additional 90 EUR University fee for the recognition of foreign documents.

Further Information

If you have any additional questions regarding the Program please see the official website (http://peace.fpn.bg.ac.rs/) or contact

Nemanja Džuverović, nemanja.dzuverovic@fpn.bg.ac.rs

Goran Tepšić, goran.tepsic@fpn.bg.ac.rs