Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

Exchange Semester Opportunity

Heller’s Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Program has an international partnership with the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Sweden. This gives students an opportunity to study at Uppsala during the fall semester of the second year, as they write their final paper. COEX students benefit from cutting-edge peace research of the Uppsala researchers and faculty, who can lend guidance in writing their paper. Students may take advantage of Uppsala’s rigorous curriculum to take classes on emerging security threats, advanced research methods, war and development and more.  

Not all students are eligible for this program; it is limited in spots available per year and may require an additional application process. A student visa for Sweden is required. Students will pay the standard course tuition fees to Brandeis University, as well as their own housing costs in Sweden and small administrative fees to Uppsala University. Students interested in this exchange semester opportunity should contact Sandra Jones ( for more information.

About Uppsala University

Uppsala University, founded in 1477, is the oldest university in Sweden and Scandinavia and is one of the top institutions for conflict studies. The Department of Peace and Conflict Research offers undergraduate, master’s and PhD academic programs with a strong focus on collaboration internationally between scholars and students. The prestigious program also has its own data collection system – the internationally renowned Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) used by conflict researchers across the world, with faculty conducting research on the causes and dynamics of conflict, peace processes and sustainable peace.