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5 Masters Programs in Dispute Resolution

A master’s degree can open otherwise closed doors in a student’s career path and provide additional educational growth. The degree is also a necessary requirement for those pursuing a PhD, or for certain field specialties. What is a Master in Dispute Resolution? The program teaches effective business management and conflict resolution. Students learn to use this knowledge to resolve pr… Read more

A master’s degree can open otherwise closed doors in a student’s career path and provide additional educational growth. The degree is also a necessary requirement for those pursuing a PhD, or for certain field specialties.

What is a Master in Dispute Resolution? The program teaches effective business management and conflict resolution. Students learn to use this knowledge to resolve problems with individuals, companies, large groups and even internationally. Foundational courses on ethics, mediation and negotiation can then be expanded on with courses tailored to the individual student. Possible course choices include sociology, international business, psychology and economics. Most programs may be completed in one to two years and do not require a law degree or LSAT.

Learn how to mediate, arbitrate and negotiate with this degree program. While these skills are excellent for conflict resolution, a student can also utilize these skills in the workplace and while interviewing for positions, negotiating salary increases and buying large ticket items like houses, just to touch on a few possibilities.

The financial commitment of program participants depends on the program selected. Investigating the programs available will answer most financial questions a prospective student has before making a decision.

A Master in Dispute Resolution often benefits anyone interested in the public or private sector. Alternative dispute resolution jobs are available both domestically and internationally for anyone seeking to implement these practices into his or her business or organization. Mediators, arbitrators or conciliators are all viable career positions for graduates. Many related positions are available for pursuit in government organizations and courtrooms or those seeking to avoid court, like divorce mediation. Additionally, the degree can open doors for those looking into a legal profession without a law degree.

Choose between attending classes at a university or the flexibility of online classes. For next steps, 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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INISEG Instituto Internacional de Estudios en Seguridad Global
Madrid, Spain +1 More

The master's degree in Conflict Management: Mediation, Security and Coexistence is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gi ... +

The master's degree in Conflict Management: Mediation, Security and Coexistence is an official degree of II livello (second level) of the Pegasus University of Italy, which gives access to the doctorate due to its adaptation and reception to the Bologna plan and the European Space of Higher Education (EHEA). -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Spanish
Online
 
Pepperdine University School of Law
Malibu, USA

The top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has led the nation in law-school-based conflict resolution for over a decade and has been ranked # 1 in the U.S. News an ... +

The top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has led the nation in law-school-based conflict resolution for over a decade and has been ranked # 1 in the U.S. News and World Report law school rankings for 13 of the last 14 years. Offering a Certificate, Masters, and LLM in Dispute Resolution, lawyers and non-law practitioners can all learn the skills to manage conflict in a variety of settings. Hands-on faculty, small class sizes, diverse student body, and flexible schedules make its academic programs ideal for achieving a wide variety of professional goals. Pepperdine's Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) is available for students looking to work in a variety of law and non-law areas. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Independent College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

The MA is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme which provides students with the academic knowledge and practical skills to resolve disputes between parties in a ... +

The MA is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme which provides students with the academic knowledge and practical skills to resolve disputes between parties in a non-adversarial manner. Upon successful completion of the MA, students receive both a QQI Level 9 academic qualification. Dispute resolution is one of the fastest-growing fields and academic disciplines both in Ireland and internationally, offering professional opportunities in the corporate, legal, educational, political, HR, health, and community settings, as well as many others. -
MA
Full-time
English
Feb 2022
31 Jan 2022
Campus
 

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Leeds Beckett University
UK Online, United Kingdom

If you’re a professional working in surveying, construction, or a related field, this course, which is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, will develop your ... +

If you’re a professional working in surveying, construction, or a related field, this course, which is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, will develop your ability to manage disputes efficiently and to resolve them. The structure and content of the teaching on this course meet the examination requirements of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on each of its pathways to membership - Arbitration, International Arbitration and Construction Adjudication - from Associate level through to Fellowship level. -
MSc MSc
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
19 Sep 2022
Online
 
University for Peace
Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica

The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the ... +

The Master of Arts Degree in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes offers students an understanding of the role that international law and institutions play in the settlement of international and transnational disputes. This specialization examines the role of national and international courts and tribunals in contributing to the settlement of disputes. As international and transnational adjudication has acquired a more prominent role in international relations, it is essential to understand how these global and regional courts are responding to the challenges of the early 21st Century. Students will examine the role of law in traditional and not-so-traditional territorial and boundary disputes, and acquire an overview of the law of the sea. And finally, they will examine the increasingly important field of dispute settlement in international economic relations, which will include investment arbitration. -
MA
Full-time
11 months
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online