Because of the changes that have been experienced by many societies as a consequence of increasing global interdependence, the University Alice Salomon of Applied Sciences (ASH) offers a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM), in order to train professionals from all over the world in their work promoting social development and mitigating existing and future conflicts. In line with the values of social justice and human rights and supported by the long tradition of social defense University, the MA-ICM addresses issues and complexities raised by a globalizing world from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. The program is a response to the emerging challenges of conflict, diversity, social exclusion, migration, violations of human rights and human exploitation.
The Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management is structured to provide students from different cultures a wide range of professional experience that offers a deeper understanding of the connections between democracy, participation, social exclusion, human rights and civil conflict management both theory and practice. The curriculum, strongly oriented towards practical application, prepares participants to work in governmental and non-governmental organizations, in the context of cooperation for international development, humanitarian aid, and local, regional or international organizations promoting social development and dealing with current and impending conflicts.
Study Mode - studying international classmates
The MA-ICM is based on 13 years of experience in teaching and education. Since 2002, 200 students from 36 different countries have completed this curriculum successfully. Cultural, professional, political, social and linguistic diversity of the participants is one of the main features of the program. The methodological and didactic design aims to precisely use this diversity and differences that characterize students to create a plan unique learning: students not only face these problems from a theoretical point of view, but are also given the chance to experience in practice and to engage with the differences and diversity in the context of classes, discussions, working groups and everyday life. Therefore, the MA-ICM works and integrates the problems of diversity and differences thereby becoming a living laboratory for students and instructors.
The curriculum, strongly oriented towards practical application, prepares participants to work in governmental and non-governmental organizations, in the context of international development cooperation, humanitarian aid, and local, regional or international organizations that promote social development and dealing with current and impending conflicts.
Requirements for Admission
Applicants for admission to the Master's program should have:
A diploma degree, preferably in the following disciplines:
A. Social Sciences
Social work - related to social justice, combating discrimination and racism;
Sociology - related to migration, inequality and marginalization, social justice;
Political Science - related to the conflict, interstate relations, interethnic relations;
International Relations - related to the conflict, preservation of peace, inter-state relations;
B. Right - related to human rights, international relations, conflict;
C. Humanities and Culture
History - related to the conflict and international relations;
Geography - related to voluntary and forced migration, dispersal of populations;
Philosophy - related to ethics, worldview, theory of argumentation
Psychology - related to human behaviors such as communication, conflict and identity;
Anthropology / Ethnology - related to ethnicity, culture and cultural diversity, human behavior, communication and identity;
Theology - related to religions of the world, worldview, human behavior, communication and identity;
D. Other - if you are able to logically argue the reasons why you are interested study the Master in Intercultural Conflict Management, although their previous studies are not related to this field, you can run the program.
His previous academic studies must total 210 ECTS ideally. In case your Bachelor's / Bachelor ECTS have less, you will need to obtain additional points prior to graduation in the Master program.
- One year of practical experience (including internships and / or volunteer work) or professional experience related to conflict areas, human rights, humanitarian aid, voluntary or forced migration, social work or relief work, teaching in a relevant subject .
- People who endorse and recommend to be contacted by the University Alice Salomon, such as university professors or employers willing to support the request of the applicant.
- Certificate of English and computer proficiency.
- Motivation and interest in studying Intercultural Conflict Management.
The language of instruction is Spanish. If you are not speaking, please include the results of an examination of Spanish as a foreign language recognized internationally as the DELE, or the like. Individual cases of secondary or university education in Spanish language may also be accepted. The certificates must have a high level at least B2 or C1. These certificates should not have more than two years.
Due to the fact that literature is published mostly in English and seeking to facilitate communication with university representatives, you have to send the results of an international English test as TOEFL, or similarly recognized. Individual cases of secondary or university education in English may also be accepted. Certificates must be at least level B2.
Application for Graduate Admission
Academic Year 2014/2015
1. Application, Instructions and Deadlines
Thank you for your interest in the Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management (MA-ICM)! The program lasts (3) semesters, beginning in October 2014 and ending in March 2016.
* If you need a visa to enter Germany, the closing date to send your complete application is April 15, 2014!
If you do NOT need a visa, the closing date to send your completed application is May 15, 2014!
To complete the application you are responsible for submitting this application with all necessary documentation for it, as described in the section Admission and Additional Documentation
* For a list of countries whose citizens require / do not require visas to enter Germany contact the German Consulate or German Embassy is your country of origin.
2. Selection Criteria and Procedure for Application
Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences welcomes students from all countries. Students are chosen without taking into account its gender, ethnicity, religion or nationality. All applications for admission to the MA program are evaluated by the Admissions Committee.
The application will only be considered if it has been completely sent before the closing dates for registration.
Important note: The processing of a student visa by the German authorities normally takes 3 months or more, which is why early run strongly recommended! We accept students continuously!
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