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33 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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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
14 Sep 2020
04 Sep 2020
Online
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is offering a prestigious one-year MA program taught in English.

The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is offering a prestigious one-year MA program taught in English. -
MA
Full-time
English
19 Oct 2020
15 Jul 2020
Campus
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
San Diego, USA

We are offering a 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling issues. ... +

We are offering a 2-year Master of Arts in Peace and Justice (MAPJ; full-time and part-time) for individuals who want to create change and solve today’s most troubling issues. Application deadline is January 15. -
MA MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Aug 2020
31 Jul 2020
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
Oct 2020
Campus
Vesalius College
Brussels, Belgium

Directed by Professor Jamie Shea (former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Emerging Security Challenges) this unique one-year Master’s program provides students and ... +

Directed by Professor Jamie Shea (former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for Emerging Security Challenges) this unique one-year Master’s program provides students and professionals with comprehensive knowledge and policy-oriented skills at the intersection of peace, security and strategic studies. -
MA
Full-time
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
Sep 2020
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
Aug 2020
Campus
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, United Kingdom

Address the global challenges of poverty and violence by linking theory and practice and make a positive difference to 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 to 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
Aug 2020
Campus
University of London
London, United Kingdom

Gain a solid legal, practical and theoretical understanding of refugee protection and forced migration. This MA is the only programme of its type to be offered by distance lea ... +

Gain a solid legal, practical and theoretical understanding of refugee protection and forced migration. This MA is the only programme of its type to be offered by distance learning and has quickly become one of the largest programmes on forced migration anywhere in the world. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Oct 2020
01 Sep 2020
Online
University of Bradford
Bradford, United Kingdom

The MA Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution is offered by the internationally recognised Department of Peace Studies and International Development, drawi ... +

The MA Advanced Practice in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution is offered by the internationally recognised Department of Peace Studies and International Development, drawing on over 40 years of experience as a leading centre of peace research and education. The programme will develop your understanding of the causes and dynamics of social conflict, with a strong focus on case-study analysis. It will allow you to develop informed judgements about when and how to engage constructively with conflict, recognising the strengths and limitations of different approaches to intervention. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 15 months
English
Sep 2020
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
Feb 2021
31 Aug 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
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
Sep 2020
Campus
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 Sep 2021
01 Jun 2021
Campus
University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Leeds, United Kingdom

Drawing on the School’s research strengths in international security and sub-state conflicts, this programme addresses the phenomena of terrorism and insurgency in the twentie ... +

Drawing on the School’s research strengths in international security and sub-state conflicts, this programme addresses the phenomena of terrorism and insurgency in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English (UK)
Jan 2021
31 Jul 2020
Campus
SIT Graduate Institute
Brattleboro, USA +2 More

Learn to design and lead interventions to transform conflict and build more just systems.

Learn to design and lead interventions to transform conflict and build more just systems. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online

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