Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 16.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: May 31, 2025
191 place StudyQA ranking:4937 Duration:1 year

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The International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is a one year interdisciplinary MA Program taught in English with an option to write a thesis. Students will graduate from this program with an MA in Public Policy -Conflict Resolution and Mediation with the tools for effective analysis, mediation and negotiation strategies and conflict resolution frameworks in the international arena. Students will also receive a certificate of completion for our Workshop in International Mediation issued by Tel Aviv University.

The core courses are compulsory and amount to a total of 16 credit hours. Students will need to choose two of the required seminar courses which correspond to 6 credit hours. Among the list of diverse elective courses, we require that students take 6, corresponding to 12 credit hours. The Interdisciplinary Seminar, which weighs 3 credit hours, will expose students to experts and leaders in conflict resolution as well as educational trips throughout the year. In addition, students will pursue their own interests through research and classroom presentations. Finally, an intensive Mediation Workshop will earn students 4 credit hours. 

Core Courses

  • Principles and Processes of Negotiation in Conflict Resolution
  • Research Methods
  • History of the Middle East
  • Political Approaches to the Management and Resolution of International Conflicts
  • Socio-Psychological Approaches to Conflict and Conflict Management
  • International Law and Dispute Resolution
  • Cultural Approaches to Conflict: The Case of Islam
  • Mediation Workshop

Elective Seminar Courses

  • Comparative Analysis of National and International Conflicts
  • Environment, Conflict and Cooperation in the Middle East
  • Israeli Politics and Society
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Conflicts
  • Leadership and Conflict

Elective Courses

  • Decision Making in Conflicts' Development and their Resolution
  • International Humanitarian Aid and Development Organizations
  • Practicum in International Humanitarian Aid and Development Organizations
  • Game Theory and Conflict Resolution
  • Conflict Resolution and Judicial Decision Making
  • Palestinian Politics and Society
  • Organizational Business Management
  • Buddhist Perspectives on Conflict
  • Effective Facilitation and Consensus Building
  • Diplomacy in Action: Model United Nations
  • Sports and Conflict Mitigation
  • Islam and the West

Other possible courses include

  • The Impact of Prolonged Exposure to Disasters on Coping Resiliency and General Wellbeing:  Dr. Avital Kaye-Tzadok
  • Modern Diplomacy: Dr. Noam Kochavi
  • International Migration in International Relations: Gallya Lahav
  • International Environmental Law: Dr. Issi Rosen-Zvi

Requirements

  • Copy of bachelor’s degree diploma- you will need to bring your original diploma at the start of the program. 
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions you have attended
  • Two letters of recommendation, from academic and/or professional sources
  • Personal essay
  • Resume/CV
  • Your TOEFL or IELTS exam scores, if your native language is not English or your previous academic degree was not taught in English.
  • $100 USD application fee, payable by credit card or bank transfer.
  • One passport sized photo
  • A Health Declaration (to be filled out by the applicant) and a Medical Form (to be filled out by a licensed doctor). Both forms are not mandatory while an applicant's file is marked as 'Under Review,' but are highly suggested to be sent in as soon as possible.

Scholarships

  • Merit-based scholarships
  • Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs scholarships
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