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  • Double Degree Master Conflict, Peace and Memory

    The binational Master Conflict, Memory and Peace offers students the possibility to gain fundamental analytical and practical skills in the area of peace and conflict studies. The program content is conveyed to students by theory-based peace and conflict (resolution) models, a comprehensive methods training as well as courses with a practical and research-based focus. This interdisciplinary degree program involves the following subjects: political science, sociology, law, history, philosophy, theology, romance studies and social work.

  • The degree program is sponsored by the DAAD with funds provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
  • Unique program

    • International structure: Students spend one year in Germany and one year in Colombia. The binational design deepens the students’ intercultural skills and language proficiency and enables mutual exchange of experiences, ideas and approaches.
    • Double degree: Following successful completion of the CMP degree program, students are awarded a Masters’ degree of the KU as well as a Magíster en Conflicto, Memoria y Paz of the Universidad del Rosario (UR).
    • Innovative perspective: The memory component fosters a multidimensional and context-sensitive understanding of peace and conflict.
    • Research: Profound research skills are acquired in relevant modules worth 40 ECTS credits. The fact that the degree program is partly integrated into UR’s interdisciplinary research unit JANUS as well as into KU’s Center for Latin American Studies (ZILAS) ensures that students are always up to date regarding current developments in the field of research.
    • Practical approach: Students are prepared for the professional environment by a compulsory internship as well as practice-oriented courses (i.a. simulations and representatives of practical fields).
    • Flexibility: During the course of study, students have the opportunity to develop their own subject-specific profile in the core modules. Students are free to choose from the range of elective compulsory modules from both universities.
    • Professional support: Course participants benefit from individual advice tailored to the needs of the students’ course of studies as well as from numerous intercultural networking and support possibilities which render the degree program both in Germany and at the partner university a personal and professional gain.
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fold faq Why study in Eichstätt?

Despite the small number of citizens, Eichstätt has some advantages on offer:

  • The fact that the city is relatively small is all the more beneficial for an efficient, constructive and interdisciplinary networking.
  • The University is in contact with many career-relevant professionals, especially in the area of development cooperation.
  • The KU is a campus university: the canteen, lecture theaters, libraries and computer centers are within several minutes’ walking distance.
  • Eichstätt is located in the natural park Altmühltal (hiking, climbing, canoeing etc.) and offers a high standard of living.
  • The city impresses with its Baroque setting and southern flair combined with modern and prizewinning architecture.
  • Eichstätt offers numerous cultural initiatives and a very active social life.
fold faq Career prospects

The complexity of current conflicts poses significant challenges to the global community. In view of this, innovative and context-sensitive approaches in the field of peace and conflict studies have become increasingly important. The MA Conflict, Memory and Peace is aware of such developments.

Due to its characteristics and global focus the program qualifies students for taking over responsible positions in an international context, e.g. in:

  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • National and international organizations
  • Universities and research institutes
  • Private sector companies
  • Political foundations and associations
  • Media
fold faq Admission requirements

The MA program Conflict, Memory and Peace is designed for 20 participants per year and starts in the winter semester. The places on the program are allocated by selection procedure.

Admission requirements are a first qualifying university degree in the field of humanities or social sciences with an overall grade of at least “good” or law with an overall grade of at least “satisfactory”. Furthermore, in order to enroll, students will have to have at least B2 language proficiency in the teaching languages English and Spanish as well as a level of proficiency of A2 in German. For further information regarding admission periods, documents to be submitted and the procedure following an application for a place of study please click here.

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For further information, please refer to the following sections (e.g. content & structure, application etc.). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time. We are happy to discuss your questions in an individual consultation.

Scholarship of the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation

The scholarship program of the Elisabeth-Käsemann-Stiftung is aimed at students of the binational Master's program "Conflict, Memory and Peace" at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá.

The Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation is campaigning for a critical examination of authoritarian regimes and conflicts of the past and their consequences for societies in Latin America, Spain and Germany. By promoting a transnational dialog about the mechanisms of autocratic systems and structures, the foundation aims to support democratic culture across borders and an intercultural understanding between Germany and the Spanish-speaking world.

The awarding of the scholarship is intended to promote international attitudes, tolerance in all areas of culture and concepts of international understanding in the sense of the charter purpose of the Elisabeth Käsemann Foundation.

Application requirements:

Students enrolled in the Master's program "Conflict, Memory and Peace" at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt are eligible for funding.

Support:

The two compulsory semesters abroad (10 months) at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá are sponsored. The scholarship includes a travel allowance (1.270,00 Euro), a monthly expense allowance of 200,00 Euro and a monthly insurance allowance of 23,00 Euro.

Application procedure:

The following documents must be attached to the application:

- Certificate of the first university degree qualifying for a profession (Bachelor's certificate)

- Curriculum vitae in tabular form

- Letter of motivation (1-2 pages) explaining your personal study goals, the content of your Master's thesis and possible career prospects.