The MA in Peace and Development Studies is a one year programme in which students investigate debates about the origins and nature of conflict and explore a range of approaches to conflict resolution. The programme is offered on a part-time as well as a full-time basis, so students can pursue their studies while working. The Graduate Diploma in Peace and Development Studies is a taught programme composed of 60 ECTS. In both programmes students examine contemporary cases of conflict and responses to these, and gain insights into the connections between peacebuilding and development. Students further examine theories of economic, political, and social development and explore contemporary strategies and practices of development. Students benefit from the close affiliation of the Department to the Centre for Peace and Development Studies. The course prepares students from diverse backgrounds for a career in or further research on international affairs, conflict management and resolution, peace operations, humanitarian assistance, development aid and related areas.