spring 2022
SVF-3024 Conflict Resolution and Conflict Transformation - 20 ECTS

Last changed 02.12.2021

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: October 1st for the spring semester and April 15th for the autumn semester.


Type of course

The course is compulsory for Master's degree students in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT).

This course can be taken as a singular course.


Admission requirements

Students, who are not registered for the Master`s Degree Programme in Peace and Conflict Transformation (MPCT), must have a Bachelor`s degree in Humanities or Social Sciences. An average grade equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required.

Application code: 9371


Course content

The course seeks to provide theoretical and practical insights into diverse efforts of conflict management, conflict resolution and conflict transformation across all levels of analysis. Topics covered range from mediation, peacekeeping, international law, peace education, transitional justice, arms control and DDR (disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration), to gender, and alternative approaches to conflict transformation.

Objectives of the course

Students who have successfully completed the course should have an in-depth conceptual understanding of diverse strategies for managing, resolving and/or transforming violent conflicts at the system, state and individual level. More specifically, they should have:

  • The ability to review theories relating to managing, resolving and/or transforming violent conflicts across all levels of analysis.
  • An understanding of and being able to identify the contextual relevance and challenges of mediation, peacekeeping, transitional justice, arms control and DDR.
  • A grasp of the nature, goals and challenges of international law and peace education.
  • The ability to explore the gender dimensions and alternative approaches to the management, resolution and transformation of violent conflicts.  


Language of instruction

All lectures, readings, assignments, seminars and the final exam will be in English.

Teaching methods

There will be a mix of lectures and seminar discussions. 

The course will be evaluated at the SSL forum (Student Staff Liaison) in the spring semester.


Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements, including prerequisites. Please see the "Admission requirements" and the "Prerequisite" sections for more information.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT


Assessment

Candidates will write a home examination of max. 8000 words (approx. 20 pages) within two weeks on a set of given topics.  

An oral exam will also be conducted to assess the candidates' knowledge of the submitted essays and course readings. The oral exam may adjust the grade for the submitted essays. 

Grading is on the scale of A to F, where F=Fail. The course is open for re-sit examination in the following semester. At the event of a re-sit examination, both the home examination and the oral exam must be repeated.


Schedule

  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 20
  • Course code: SVF-3024