Welcome to the website of Université Paris-Dauphine’s Master’s programme in Peace Studies

The Master’s Programme in Peace Studies of Université Paris-Dauphine is one of the top French programmes in Peace Studies. It is part of the International Affairs and Development track (Mention Affaires internationales et développement). It is a new programme, set up by PSL, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS ULM) and Université Paris-Dauphine.

This agreement also allows the Programme to organize common workshops and events within the PSL community, support renowned visiting professors, provide foreign students with grants and scholarships (see Admission for details), and finance exchanges and visits with and to universities all over the world (USA, Ireland, Lebanon, etc.).



Peace today is far from having won the battle over war and conflict. The globalised world is still struggling with an incredibly large number of violent situations, that are characterised by a great deal of increasing complexity. If inter-nation conflicts are less common than a few decades ago, the list of sub-national and transnational violent tensions and face-à-faces is getting longer every day. The reasons are varied, whether economic, social, religious, ethnic, or else. Hence, there is a serious and urgent need for:

  • on the one hand: international control and regulations
  • on the other hand: the intervention of international organisations which could mobilise society at an international level.

The Master’s programme in Peace Studies (M1/M2) aims at providing motivated and dedicated students with the right insight into conflict causes and mechanisms, and with the adequate training in crisis management, prevention of violence, and efficient peace building.

Given these aims, the Programme is strongly inter-disciplinary and is addressed to students in Maths, Economics, Computer Science, but also Management, Political Science, Philosophy, and Sociology.
This trans-disciplinary nature of the Programme is also reflected in the Faculty working with the Programme, who are too, multi-national and from various academic domains. Our lecturers come from our partner universities within PSL, and our partner universities worldwide.


Partners Universities

  • Ecole Normale Supérieure Sciences et Lettres,
  • Center of Peace Studies (Università di Pisa, Italie),
  • Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence CCICADA (Rutgers University, USA)


Dual degree

(1) The Programme offers a dual degree with Universita di Pisa, Italy,



Alexis Tsoukias
Anouck Adrot
Aurélie Daher


Eve d'Allens


peacestudiesping @ dauphine.pslpong.eu

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