General entry requirements + Civics 1b / 1a1 +1a2. Or: Civics A, English B
Merit rating is calculated based on Swedish upper secondary grades achieved, according to specific entry requirement 6/A6.
The undergraduate programme comprises six semesters and leads to a Bachelor’s degree in Peace and conflict studies.
The aim with the programme is to make the students develop an understanding for systemic as well as grass root level perspectives on organized violence, conflict resolution and the concept peace.
In the three semesters of peace and conflict studies (I, II and III) conventional theories of the field are treated. This includes among other things conflict analysis and conflict theory and method. The last semester of the program includes a BA thesis.
In semester three the course includes Civil society actors in local, national and international contexts as well as Project management and methods in zones of conflict. These two courses make the profile of the programme. The courses concern the role of civil society and its practice conflicts as well as its relations to other actors locally and globally. The civil society is consequently related to its surrounding international and political-economic society. The working methods, possibilities and problems in different contexts are in focus.
In semester four and five the students study elective courses. It is possible to study at other universities in Sweden and abroad. In semester five an internship is allowed in a place of work that is adjudged relevant for the program, for instance a governmental agency or organization.