United Nation Accreditation Course

MA In Peace Governance and Security

MA In Peace Governance and Security

Masters Program

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The Institute for Peace, Security & Development (IPSED) is a nonprofit research institute based in Somalia dedicated to promote peace and security, research and Economic development. Institute for Peace, Security & Development (IPSED) mission is to be a leading institute for knowledge and skill based in the field of peace, security and economic development to be recognized as a reliable institution for academic and research excellence.

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The Masters in Peace, Governance and Security is designed to offer aspiring participants an opportunity to be job-ready by advancing their knowledge and practice under the guidance of internationally recognized academics in an internationally recognized institution. This innovative program takes the latest international and regional insights to help participants better understand national contexts. Participants develop competences required to contribute to development of their countries as well as peaceful co-existence between countries at the regional and global environment as well as cope in a rapidly changing world. The program is designed with participants’ interests and needs in mind.

From a practical perspective, the program provides a sophisticated and solid theoretical background in each module. The central idea is to apply a theoretical and practical framework to the way participants think and work within the field of Peace, Governance, and Security. The program is structured in 13 Modules including an independent research project or optional field visits/internship. For each module participants will receive bibliographical readings and a seminal work selected by the professor. This will not only provide an enduring tool for future reference but will also contribute to participants’ ability to engage with the relevant academic literature.

List of Courses

  • UPEACE Foundation Course (3 credits)
  • Tools for Conflict Resolution and Transformation (3 credits)
  • The United Nations System (3 credits)
  • Research Methodology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to International Peace Studies (3 credits)
  • Security Sector Reform (3 credits)
  • Terrorism and Conflict: Issues and Perspectives (3 credits)
  • Transnational Organized Crime (3 credits)
  • International Political Economy of Peace and Conflict (3 credits)
  • Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • Universal and Regional Mechanism for Human Rights protection (3 credits)
  • Gender in Peacebuilding and Human Security (3 credits)
  • IPS 7000/IPS 7003 Research Project/Internship/Study Visits (8 Credits)

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