Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Manage your studies

Schedule

Schedules of the classes you are taking are available at the student portal and at www.schema.uu.se.

Academic Calendar

Find the semester dates of the current, previous and coming academic year.

Assessments

Assessments are conducted in forms of examinations, essays, term papers and case-studies.

Academic results and certificates

You can order and print out ’Electronic certificates’ at the Student Portal. You can order both Academic results and Registration certificates.

Academic leave of absence

If you need to take a break from your studies you may apply for an academic leave of absence. You can apply for an academic leave of absence with guaranteed place on the programme by contacting the programme administrators.

Read more about the conditions stated by the Higher Education Ordinance (in Swedish).

Degree

The Bachelor programme in Peace and Development Studies, 180 credits
The Bachelor programme in Peace and Development Studies leads to a Bachelor of Social Science with Peace and Conflict Studies or Development Studies as the main field of study. A bachelor’s degree consists of a total of 180 credits of completed courses, whereas at least 90 credits have to be within the main field of study, and at least 30 credits has to be within the other main field of studies. The rest, 60 credits, is for elective courses.

It is also possible to apply for two bachelor degrees by studying 90 credits in both main fields of studies.

The Master programme in Peace and Conflict Studies
Degree of Master of Social Science, 120 credits
The programme leads to a Degree of Master of Social Science, 120 credits, with Peace and Conflict Studies as the main field of study. The two-year Master's degree requires 120 credits with at least 60 credits being in Peace and Conflict Studies including the Master's thesis (degree project) of 30 credits

Degree of Master of Social Science, 60 credits
After one year of study, it is also possible to finish with a Degree of Master of Social Science, 60 credits. For the one-year Master's degree, 60 credits are required, with at least 30 credits in Peace and Conflict Studies, including the Master's thesis (degree project) of 15 credits.

Read more about degree requirements.

It is very important that you remember to apply for your degree certificate when you are ready with your studies. 

Study counselling

If you have questions regarding your studies, or wish to talk to someone about the programmes, you are welcome to first contact the programme administrator/ study counsellor for each programme:

Bachelor programme
Chris Chau
chris.chau@pcr.uu.se
018-471 2379

Master programme
Ingalill Blad Ögren
ingalill.blad-ogren@pcr.uu.se
018-471 2349

Course literature

Textbooks can be purchased at the Akademibokhandeln (Stora Torget) and Studentbokhandeln (Sysslomansgatan 7). You can also purchase books online at the following webshops:

Other readings, e.g. articles, can usually be downloaded from the Student Portal or library catalogue. You will find this information in the course guide for each course.