Peace and Conflict Studies

This degree programme ended in 2013. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

The Australian National University in Canberra, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Bjørknes College in Oslo have established a new and exciting postgraduate degree programme in international relationss specializing in peace and conflict studies. This innovative programme brings together academics at the forefront of international relations, peace and conflict research from two sides of the globe.

Students spend one semester in Oslo, pursuing courses specially developed and taught by the staff of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). All other courses are taken at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and are principally taught by the academic staff of the Department of International Relations in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. The courses taught in Oslo are Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (course leader Hege C. Barker); Gender and War (course leader Anita Skjølset), and the Ethics of War and Peace (course leaders Henrik Syse and Greg Reichberg). The Oslo programme features a broad range of visiting speakers, representing both academic, political, diplomatic and military backgrounds.


Further details about the programme and the modules within it are available on the course website. Questions regarding admission and fees should be addressed to

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