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Regional Master’s Program in Peace Studies

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).

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, including Conflict Resolution andPeace and Development.

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 English language.

Teaching staff

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

  • Susan Woodward, City University of New York
  • Roger Mac Ginty, University of Manchester
  • Oliver Richmond, University of Manchester
  • Jan Oberg, Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, Lund
  • Chas Morrison, University of Coventry
  • Vera Stojarova, Masaryk University
  • Vuk Jeremić, Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development, Belgrade
  • Vlatko Cvrtila, VERN University, Zagreb
  • 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
  • a certified copy of a diploma obtained at the undergraduate level
  • diploma supplements (if applicable)
  • CV (one page)
  • a motivation letter indicating applicant’s research interest (up to 1000 words)

Tuition Fee

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

Further Information

If you have any additional questions regarding the Program please contact

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

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


Semester: 1

Theories and Typologies of Conflicts 1 Compulsory 6
Methodology of Peace Research 1 Compulsory 6
Regional Perspective on Conflict and Peace 1 Elective 6
Globalization and New Challenges to Peace 1 Elective 6
Culture of Peace 1 Elective 6
Politics of Resistance and Civil Disobedience 1 Elective 6

Semester: 2

Conflict Resolution Practices 2 Compulsory 6
Master Thesis 2 Compulsory 12
Peace and Development 2 Elective 6
Peace Journalism and Conflict Resolution 2 Elective 6
Paths to Reconciliation 2 Elective 6
Political Regulation of Ethnic Conflicts 2 Elective 6