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CFA- Master of Peace and Security Studies - MPS, Hamburg (Deadline Mar. 15)

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CFA- Master of Peace and Security Studies - MPS, Hamburg (Deadline Mar. 15)

Posted by: Anna Kreikemeyer <>

Invitation for Applications for the Postgraduate Master's Course
"Peace and Security Studies"

We offer you

* The possibility to obtain a "Master of Peace and Security Studies'
in just one year. The postgraduate course Master of Peace and Security
Policy Studies" (M.P.S.) is conducted by the University of Hamburg in
cooperation with the Institut für Friedensforschung und
Sicherheitspolitik (IFSH) and other scientific institutions and
partners of the network "Friedensforschung und
Sicherheitspolitik" (KoFrieS).

* A trans- and interdisciplinary orientated course. The M. P.
S.-programme is meant as a combination of "hands on" and
classroom-based learning. The programme aims at introducing highly
qualified humanities, social and sciences graduates from German or
foreign universities as well as academically qualified, experienced
practitioners to problems of peace- and security-policy and to
fundamental issues relating their
practical application.

* A thorough preparation for work in peace and/or security studies
research and teaching or in practical work for national and
international organisations, administrations, associations, and
businesses (e. g. in the fields of peace-keeping, monitoring,
verification, development aid, mediation, arbitration, conversion,

We expect from you

* Interest in the fields of peace studies or peace- and security-policy.
* 240 points ECTS (usually a four-year course in any discipline) and
you must have achieved an honours degree at a German or foreign university.
* Preferred professional interest and scientific or practical
experience in fields related to problems of
peace and international security.
* Sufficient knowledge of English and German. Students may choose
whether to complete coursework and examinations, including their
master's thesis, in English or German. For German: The German Language
Examination for Foreign Students´Admission to University
(Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studierender)
(DSH), the examination German as a Foreign Language, or any
examination of equal value are accepted. For English: The TOEFL (230
points/ 570 paper-based) (, the IELTS (5.5), the
Advanced C, or any examination of equal value are accepted. Only
applicants who are German or English native speakers are not required
to show proof of language proficiency.

More information about the studies

* Detailed information about the course are found at: or on our website under
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

* Applicant who have already procured a scholarship (e. g. a GAES
scholarship, see or from a
(political) foundation, see FAQ) may also apply.

* Additionally, an application for a scholarship (Zeit-Foundation or
IFSH-Förderverein)is possible. Please provide us with a one page
letter for application. The MPS selection committee will examine
reasons and motivations and will assign between 2 and 5 stipens.

Required documents

1. application form (available online for download) with photo
2. curriculum vitae
3. High School Diploma /Leaver's certificate qualifying for university
(German "Abitur" or equivalent)
4. certifications of academic degrees; academic and/or professional
recommendations will additionally be accepted, but are not required
5. certificates of English and German language proficiency (where applicable)
6. written acknowledgement of willingness to pay, assuming one's
application is successful, 500.00 EUR per semester as a contribution
to expenses

Certificates and other documentary evidence must be provided in German
or English. Translations must be officially certified. Only complete
documents received on time will be accepted. The cover letter should
be handed in with the complete post address, e-mail address, home
number and cell phone number.

The distribution of financial assistance to students, where such is
available, will be determined by the joint committee of the programme
of study in agreement with the sponsor.

Applications for the academic year 2009/10 must be received between
December 15th, 2008 and March 15th, 2009.

Send written applications to:

Kooperationsverband Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik
Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der
Universität Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Götz Neuneck
z. Hd. Frau Annelisa Cotone
Beim Schlump 83
D-20144 Hamburg

Please direct any inquiries to:

Dr. Patricia Schneider
Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH)
Beim Schlump 83, D-20144 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40-866077-20, Telefax: +49 (0)40-866 36 15, E-mail:

Dr. Anna Kreikemeyer
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for OSCE Research (CORE)
Beim Schlump 83
D-20144 Hamburg
Tel. +49(0)40 866 077 67
+49(0)40 399 086 35
Fax +49(0)40 866 36 15

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