International University of Monaco

Joint Master's Degree Program in Sustainable Peace through Sport

Programme conducted in partnership with Peace and Sport, L'Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport and International University of Monaco (IUM)

This Master's degree is a multidisciplinary programme which seeks to educate and train graduate students to harness the potential of sport for building and promoting sustainable peace across the globe.

The new programme will enhance student ability to design programmes and policies to help fight against poverty, support sustainable peace in post-conflict areas, and nurture social cohesion. In addition, it will provide a comprehensive understanding of the value of sport as a tool for social development and education for peace.

Courses will be taken at IUM in Monaco and through UPEACE's online platform.

Why a Masters in Sustainable Peace through Sport?

This program is the result of a partnership between three institutions that have established a solid expertise in their respective fields. Monaco-based, Peace and Sport is an institution that puts the values of sport at the service of peace and spearheads various projects around the world.

"This programme will lead to the genesis of a body of trained and competent 'Engineers for Peace through Sport' able to make peace through sport a reality. I am proud that the Principality of Monaco, the cradle of so many sports and humanitarian events, is host to such an innovative Master's degree".
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

Candidates Profile

The IUM/UPEACE joint Master in Sustainable Peace through Sport program is addressed mainly to two groups of candidates: students who have completed an accredited bachelor's degree program and preferably possess relevant professional experience. English proficiency is a must.

Programme Outline

MNGT 1020 Fundamentals of Communications Ground
POLS 602 Geopolitics and International Relations Ground
BUMA 613 Organizational Behavior & Cross-Cultural Management Ground
MNGT 1090 Research Methods Ground
PEAC 2010 Peace and Conflict Studies: The Foundation Course Ground
PEAC 2020 Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Online
PEACE 2030 Gender and Peace Studies Online
PEACE 2040 Peace and Sport Ground
SPOR 3010 Sports History and Olympic Values Ground or Online
SPOR 3020 Sports Contemporary Issues, Sustainability & Ethics Online
SPOR 3030 Sports Physiology, Health, and Nutrition Ground
SPOR 3050 Sports International Governance and Organizations/Geopolitic Ground or Online
MNGT 1040 Fundamentals of Financial and Managerial Accounting Ground
MNGT 1070 Project Management Applied to the Peace and Sport World Ground
MNGT 1080 Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship Ground
POLS 603 International Organizations and NGO's Ground
PEAC 2050 Human Vulnerability and Climate Change Online
PEAC 2060 Non-Violent Transformation of Conflicts Online
PEAC 2070 Peace Education, Theory and Practice Online
PEACE 2080 Practices of Conflict Management and Peacebuilding Online
PEAC 2090 Family, Health and HIV/AID Issues + Drugs Prevention Online
SPOR 3040 Sports Pedagogy and Coaching Ground
SPOR 3060 Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Ground or Online
SPOR 3070 Sports Law & Settlement of Disputes Ground or Online
SPOR 3080 Sports Event and Facility Management Ground or Online
SPOR 3090 Sports Clubs and Associations Ground or Online


Examples of Internships

  • "Peace and Sport" and its network
  • National, Continental and International Sports Federations
  • International and National Olympic and Paralympic Committee
  • Professional Sports Club
  • Governments and International cooperations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations and Non-Profit Organizations
  • United Nations organizations
  • International, Regional and National public institutions
  • Communication, event & marketing for public & private sport entities
  • Private sector enterprises

Career Prospects

Graduating students will be candidates for career opportunities in a wide range of sectors including governmental offices, international organizations, NGOs, public and private institutions, professional clubs, Olympic movements, international and national sport federations, sport events and facility management businesses, etc.

For more information and to apply for this programme please visit the IUM website: