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The Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) is a central part of interdisciplinary collaboration and the study of peace and conflict at the Philipps University in Marburg. It was founded in February, 2001 and combines various teaching and research activities. At the MA level it offers two degrees, a German language MA in Friedens- und Konfliktforschung and an international English language MA in Peace and Conflict Studies as a Double Degree with the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. At the level of BA programmes, the Center offers export moduls for various BA degrees of the Philipps University. CSS research foci centers on causes and conseqeunces of international and internal conflicts as well as on their management. The Center host a number of research projects, conducts regular conferences and publishes its own working paper series.

MA Programmes Peace and Conflict Studies

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MA Programme Peace and Conflict Studies

Since 2004/05, the Center for Conflict Studies has been offering a two-year Master Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies.

The programme aims to qualify students to:

  1. analyse political conflicts on a global level
  2. to consider options for conflict resolution, and
  3. to engage in conflict management.

Analytical and practical skills as well as other necessary key qualifications are taught within the framework of an internationally oriented and interdisciplinary curriculum.

For more information please click here.

Master Kent

International Double Degree Programme "Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS)"

Since the academic year 2011/12 the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg, in cooperation with the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, has been offering a double MA Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies.

Students can opt to spent the first year in Canterbury (United Kingdom) and the second year in Marburg (Germany), where courses will be taught in English. The multidisciplinary programme draws on the vast pool of expertise in the analysis, management and resolution of conflicts at Kent and Marburg.

The programme is supported with funds from the German Peace Research Foundation (Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung / DSF).


The Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) excels through a high level of multi- and interdisciplinary cooperation.
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At the CCS, the focus is primarily on the following themes:

  • Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding
  • Normative aspects of conflicts
  • Violence Research
  • Intergroup Conflicts
  • Theories of Peace and Conflict
  • Transnational and International Conflicts
  • Conflict Settlement


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Zentrum für Konfliktforschung

Zentrum für Konfliktforschung, Ketzerbach 11, D-35032 Marburg
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