MA and PhD in Peace & Security Studies
MA in Peace & Security Studies
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PhD in Peace & Security Studies
The PhD Programme in Peace and Security Studies is currently in its seventh year since its launch in 2010. The programme, particularly tailored for Ethiopian students, has developed into a sophisticated graduate programme within the framework of AAU.
Out of 40 students who have been enrolled in seven cohorts, 6 have graduated. Currently, students from the first to the sixth cohort are working on their dissertation while those in the seventh cohort, admitted in the 2016 academic year, are taking courses designed to prepare them for writing a dissertation on a topic of their choice. Highlights of the PhD topics chosen by candidates include disputes over the River Nile, the Ethiopia-Eritrea war, ethnic conflicts and federalism in Ethiopia, and the conflict in Somalia and South Sudan.
Previously, PhD students visited Denmark to develop their research proposals over a one-month period. The experience allowed the students to establish networks with professionals in their chosen area of study. The group had access to the library resources of Copenhagen University and the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS). PhD candidates also have the option of having a three month research visit at a university of their choice with funding from AAU. PhD candidates have also presented papers and participated in national and international workshops.
Over the past six years, our PhD students were fortunate to attend courses by several international scholars in peace and security studies, including visiting professors from Bradford University, England; George Washington University, USA; Leiden University, The Netherlands; UN University for Peace, Costa Rica; and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy.
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