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40 Master of Art Degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies

Master of Arts programs in Mediation provide a look at alternate forms of dispute resolution, along with an understanding of the underlying primary issues. Developing, honing, and putting acquired skills to use in theory as well as in practice enables students to be connected to opportunities in their community, workplaces, and other organizations in which they can seek to resolve conflict peacefu… Read more

Master of Arts programs in Mediation provide a look at alternate forms of dispute resolution, along with an understanding of the underlying primary issues. Developing, honing, and putting acquired skills to use in theory as well as in practice enables students to be connected to opportunities in their community, workplaces, and other organizations in which they can seek to resolve conflict peacefully.

What is an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies? In the Master of Arts (MA) Peace and Conflict studies program, pupils learn about the origin of conflicts and how to resolve them by applying peace-building skills. Placing emphasis on preparing graduates to enter the workforce as proponents of peaceful social change means providing ample alternatives to violence. Students explore the possibilities for building peaceful, nonviolent social systems, societies, and communities with the experience and expertise gained in engaging with policymakers.

Students study and analyze contemporary conflict conditions and produce policy recommendations for a positive resolution. Benefits include cross-cultural communication skills and the opportunity to explore peace theory through spiritual and religious traditions, sustainable economics, and nonviolent social movements.

Program costs vary, and people who intend to pursue a graduate degree in this area are encouraged to compare and differentiate between those that align directly to their professional and personal goals and those that are more general. At that point, taking into consideration a program that is fully online or campus-based becomes simplified.

Developing practical skills in conflict resolution techniques assists students in the transformation of conflict through mediation, activism, policymaking, and other peace-building activities. Students can expect to see myriad job prospects in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Examples include human rights, environmental protection, social work, journalism, foreign policy, and public service.

A multidisciplinary approach may be taken by a comprehensive program, which links practice and research with theory and critical analysis. Programs are available to students worldwide, bringing unique and global experiences into the education equation. Deciding to make a difference in your career by using your education as a force for positive change involves finding the best program for your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Religion, Conflict and Globalization offers a combination of anthropology, sociology and political science that is unique in the world. We focus on the place of reli ... +

The MA in Religion, Conflict and Globalization offers a combination of anthropology, sociology and political science that is unique in the world. We focus on the place of religion in a globalized world from an interdisciplinary perspective, and we relate the latest research and theories to current developments. We provide internships at embassies, ministry of foreign affairs, national and international NGO's, and our program is taught by leading experts with a world-class reputation at a Top 100 University. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Feb 2022
15 Oct 2021
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The Faculty of Social Sciences is excited to offer a rigorous one-year international graduate program in Peace and Conflict Management. Viewed through both international and r ... +

The Faculty of Social Sciences is excited to offer a rigorous one-year international graduate program in Peace and Conflict Management. Viewed through both international and regional lenses, the field of conflict management will be explored in its many facets, with special attention paid to the wider Middle East conflict while conceptual, practical and comparative elements of conflict management of other global conflicts are examined. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges in i ... +

The Master's programme in Conflict Studies and Human Rights will equip you with the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to engage with global and local challenges in insightful and innovative ways. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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Informa – Terrorism and Security
London, United Kingdom

The knowledge you will gain from this course will prove invaluable encountering the ever-present and increasingly complex threat to local, national and global security.

The knowledge you will gain from this course will prove invaluable encountering the ever-present and increasingly complex threat to local, national and global security. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
11 - 28 months
English
Online
 
University of London
London, United Kingdom

This MA has quickly become one of the largest programs on forced migration anywhere in the world. The program provides a solid legal, practical, and theoretical understanding ... +

This MA has quickly become one of the largest programs on forced migration anywhere in the world. The program provides a solid legal, practical, and theoretical understanding of refugee protection and forced migration. You will become more independent in managing and critiquing law, policy, and practice, and also in gathering, organizing, and deploying evidence to form balanced judgments and develop policy recommendations. -
MA
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Oct 2021
Online
 
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

This is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme taught through subject areas that include law, anthropology, English, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, so ... +

This is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme taught through subject areas that include law, anthropology, English, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology and the creative arts. Module choice within the programme will permit you to build your own personalised portfolio of knowledge and learning within the area of conflict transformation and social justice. You will be taught by academics and practitioners whose expertise is both national and global and who offer research-led teaching in areas of conflict such as South/ Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Southern Europe, South America and Northern Ireland. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution encompasses theoretical practices from Conflict Resolution and International Relations and practices including negotiation, mediation ... +

The Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution encompasses theoretical practices from Conflict Resolution and International Relations and practices including negotiation, mediation, and creative peace-building to address conflict, whether it be personal, group, or international. The field, originating from theorists such as Galtung, Lederach, and Gandhi, seeks to transform the way conflict is studied and find creative mechanisms for positive change. The program emphasizes Georgetown University's dedication to diverse and inclusive study, practical training, and application. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York, USA

Prepare for a career as an educator working internationally. In this interdisciplinary master of arts program, you will learn how to design, implement, manage, and evaluate in ... +

Prepare for a career as an educator working internationally. In this interdisciplinary master of arts program, you will learn how to design, implement, manage, and evaluate international education programs in a broad range of settings. You will also gain hands-on experience in an internship placement, either in the US or abroad. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Oct 2022
02 Feb 2022
Campus
 
Saint Paul University
Ottawa, Canada

The focus of the program is on the ethnic and religious identity distinctions that characterize many deep-rooted conflicts. The program explores the meaning of and generates p ... +

The focus of the program is on the ethnic and religious identity distinctions that characterize many deep-rooted conflicts. The program explores the meaning of and generates processes for reconciliation, healing, and structural change. It combines a social science orientation common to Conflict Studies programs with a philosophical, ethical, and theological orientation. The field of specialization is ethnic and religious dimensions of conflict in Canada. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, French
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

The Kroc School offers a 21-month Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create positive change and address today’s mo ... +

The Kroc School offers a 21-month Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create positive change and address today’s most urgent challenges. Application deadline is January 19. -
MA MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Sep 2022
19 Jan 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, United Kingdom

Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference in the lives of people around the world. This is your oppor ... +

Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference in the lives of people around the world. This is your opportunity to develop your awareness of the relationships between peace, conflict resolution and development both nationally and internationally. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
 
Royal Roads University
Victoria, Canada

The Royal Roads approach to conflict analysis and management is unique in that it reflects the full spectrum from interpersonal to international conflict. We view conflict as ... +

The Royal Roads approach to conflict analysis and management is unique in that it reflects the full spectrum from interpersonal to international conflict. We view conflict as neither good nor bad, but as a necessary element of all relationships. Conflict exists everywhere and opportunities exist to work with it, change it, and utilize it. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Jan 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University for Peace
Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

With the co-sponsorship of the Muslim World League, the Pontifical Lateran University, and the World Jewish Congress, this program has been designed to nurture your critical t ... +

With the co-sponsorship of the Muslim World League, the Pontifical Lateran University, and the World Jewish Congress, this program has been designed to nurture your critical thinking abilities, foster your research skills, and provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to be an intersectional scholar who is being mindful of the religious and cultural dimensions of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

The MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies provides an advanced understanding of the inter-relationships between conflict, development, security, and governance in deve ... +

The MA in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies provides an advanced understanding of the inter-relationships between conflict, development, security, and governance in developing, fragile, transitional and/or conflict-affected regions and countries. You’ll gain the understanding and skills you need to pursue or develop a career in what is now a major area for international, national and local policy and practitioner communities. -
MA
Full-time
12 - 15 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in International Humanitarian Action is a joint degree diploma of two European universities, it is part of the Consortium of European and Global partner universities. I ... +

The MA in International Humanitarian Action is a joint degree diploma of two European universities, it is part of the Consortium of European and Global partner universities. It is a unique, multilingual, interdisciplinary and inter-university program, with a one-of-a-kind combination of hands-on practice and theory. We also offer a career-oriented internship in humanitarian organizations and the possibility to study at one of our Global partner universities. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Feb 2022
15 Oct 2021
Campus