The Peace and Conflict Management programme is offered by the University of Haifa . As a deeply divided society and a country in protracted conflict with other countries in the region, Israel is a unique environment for a program whose goal is to enable students to understand how conflicts unfold from the grassroots level and move up through the halls of government to the international community.
Israel supplies excellent field study opportunities that allow students to see how attempts to manage conflicts and promote coexistence, mutual understanding, and peace processes actually develop and take root, and is a real-time hands-on working laboratory for advanced international and Israeli students, offering encounters with ongoing conflicts as well as successful and failed efforts to achieve peace.
What will you study
The interdisciplinary program of study includes courses in political science, international relation, psychology, sociology, communications, history and regional studies. Included in the course of study are a number of field trips throughout Israel in order to gain close familiarity with certain aspects of the local conflict. There is also a practicum component in NGOs related to aspects of peace-making and conflict management; thoughtful simulations of decision making processes, negotiations and conflict management; and guest lectures given by activists, practitioners, politicians, diplomats, academics and former military officials.
Over the MA Peace and Conflict Management course of three semesters we will study sources, types and levels of conflicts, where students will become familiar with tools to trace their development. The curriculum takes as its focus courses on conflict management and provides students with practical tools in the fostering of peace processes. Research methodology and a field practicum are also included.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Paths to Peace: Conflict Management, Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
- Research Methods in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Theories and Issues in Intergroup Conflict: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
- Conflict and its Resolution at the Community Level
- Geopolitics of the Middle East
- Intervention in International Crises: Motivations, Procedures, Results and Implications
- Leadership and Conflict Management: Cross-Fertilization
- Multi-Track Diplomacy: Transforming Violent Conflict
- Peacekeeping Operations: A New Tool for World Order?
- Social Psychology of Intergroup Conflicts and their Resolution
- The Law and Ethics of War
- The Media in Peace and Conflict Management: Seminar
- The Theory and Practice of International Conflicts, their Management and Resolution
- The UN Model
- Types of Management of Collective Identities in Diverse Societies
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesInternational Relations Strategic Management Political Science View 7 other Masters in International Relations in Israel
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- A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% (Israeli system) or equivalent
- Official transcript of BA degree and copy of undergraduate diploma
- Two recommendations from relevant academic faculty members
- Statement of Intent/Personal Essay (500-750 words)
- Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
- Medical forms (international students only)
- Copy of valid passport and six passport-sized photos (international students only)
- Work experience in an organization for human rights, coexistence, or peace (preferred, not required)
- One introductory course in either psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, or international relations.
- One introductory course in methodology (research methods, statistics) in a social science discipline.
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International9910 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9910 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Haifa
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Some of the MA programs have a limited number of scholarships available for students based on financial need. Students who are in financial need are encouraged to submit an application.
In addition to the University of Haifa need-based scholarship you can also submit applications to all other scholarship opportunities for which you are eligible (MASA, local Jewish Federation, etc.).
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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