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Master’s Degree in the United Nations and the Art of Peace

University Kyung Hee University (KHU)
Degree type Master
Academic title M.A. Master of Arts
Location Korea South
Methodology blended
Commitment Full time
Duration 12- months
Tuition fee 12000 $
Deadline 15. July 2019
Language English

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The Master Program aims to allow students to become more knowledgeable on the matter as well as profit directly from the hindsight of the United Nations and academic experts in order to better assess and apprehend peace initiatives and understand the processes of preserving, defending and promoting peace in all their complexity.

Built on the experiences and expertise developed by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research), WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Associations) and the Graduate Institute of Peace Studies at Kyung Hee University, this degree explores the different facets of the actions undertaken in the international field to promote, preserve and defend peace. The United Nations being at the center of this process for the last 70 years, the degree intend to use the UN both as a study subject as well as a source of expertise.

The program is therefore mainly designed for students of social sciences that wish to pursue their post-graduate studies focusing on the promotion of peace possibly in view of securing an internship or a job in a relevant international or non-governmental organization.

Kyung Hee University (KHU) is a major academic institution in Korea that combines education, research, and practice while pursuing the universal values of peace and mutual prosperity. Since its foundation, it has spearheaded the Global Common Society Movement, established the International Association of University Presidents and the United Nations International Day of Peace, received the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, organized the 1999 Seoul International Conference of NGOs, and held the World Civic Forum 2009.

The GIP is located in Jinjobup, Namyangju City, Gyonggi Province, 24km northeast of Seoul. The area has beautiful natural scenery, and the Kwangnung arboretum and the tomb of the famous King Sejo are adjacent to the Institute. There are six buildings including the main building, a library, a dormitory, a meditation hall, a gymnasium and an apartment for professors. All of them are facilities for education and living.

Course Syllabus

  • UN and International Organizations
  • Contemporary International Relations
  • Global Civil Society and Global Governance
  • Social Confict, Inter-group Peace and Co-existence
  • Global Ethics & Justice
  • Peace Ideas
  • Global Development and governance
  • Environmental & Sustainable Development
  • Human Rights: Theory & Praxis
  • Peace through Commerce
  • The Future and Development Policy

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