MAS Civilian Peacebuilding
Master of Advanced Studies

Learn from research and practice, understand the causes of violent conflicts, contribute to peace.

The MAS in Civilian Peacebuilding program aims at understanding how civilian peacebuilding can transform violent conflicts by using peaceful means, promoting peace, rebuilding societies affected by war and preventing violence from re-emerging. This MAS program bridges academic findings with current insights from peacebuilding practice.

Your benefits

  • Understand latest academic findings on violent conflict and conflict prevention
  • Peacebuilding and mediation skills training
  • Learn how to design and support peacebuilding programs
  • Exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice

In addition to the framework courses, MAS participants select three out of the four CAS programs offered:

For more information take a look at our program framework.

Course methodologies include expert inputs, peer exchange, skills training, case studies, structured reflection, simulation exercises and self-study.

Successful participants are awarded a Master of Advanced Studies in Civilian Peacebuilding (60 ECTS) offered by swisspeace and the University of Basel.

These postgraduate programs are designed for professionals interested in combining current academic insights and practical knowledge in peace and conflict studies.
A minimum of two years of professional experience in a relevant field and a university degree (minimum BA), or an equivalent educational background, are required.

  • Prof. Dr. Laurent Goetschel, Studiengangleitung
  • Franziska Sigrist, Head of Continuing Education

Leading international scholars and experienced practitioners from governmental bodies, civil society, international organizations and the private sector facilitate these programs.

Prof. Dr. Laurent Goetschel
University of Basel and Director of swisspeace
Franziska Sigrist
MA, Head of Training, swisspeace

Franziska Sigrist
Steinengraben 22
CH-4051 Basel

Tel. +41 31 330 12 12

CHF 29,800. Travel, food and accomodation costs are not included in the fee.

Any time of the year.

Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät der Universität Basel


swisspeace, Steinengraben 22, 4051 Basel

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