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MSc Programs in Social Sciences Political Science Mediation and Conflict Resolution

A Master of Science, or MSc, degree is just one of many types of postgraduate degrees. Typically based on scientific learning, most programs build on undergraduate studies, and a bachelor’s degree is almost always a prerequisite. On average, MSc programs take one to two years to complete.

What is an MSc in Mediation? This degree prepares students to be mediators. Individuals learn about how to resolve disputes between people, and how to manage conflict in professional settings. Students often take courses in facilitation, theories of conflict and mediation, and negotiation tactics. Coursework usually focuses on a range of societal conflicts, from interpersonal and familial conflict to community and public conflict. Most programs combine theory and applied training to help students develop practical models for resolving disputes. In order to work as a licensed mediator, students need to acquire a mediation certificate. Most institutions include certification as part of the program.

Mediation graduates tend to have superior negotiation skills and are able to help resolve conflicts of a variety of natures. They usually are good listeners who are able to take into account both sides of an argument, which can help in both professional and personal settings.

MSc in Mediation programs are offered at many different schools. Each university has its own requirements and accompanying fees. Contact your school of choice for more detailed information.

Individuals with an MSc in Mediation can be found working in courts, government, health care, education, project management, customer service, politics, human resources, insurance, and sales. Common employers often include educational institutions, corporations, insurance companies, and banks. Because mediation students are taught how to understand the root causes and dynamics of conflicts and how to use reasoned negotiation to resolve disputes, graduates are suited for jobs that capitalize on these skills. For example, graduates can find employment as mediators, arbitrators, conciliators, human resources managers, counselors, or ombudsmen.

Individuals can study mediation in a variety of settings, and most universities offer online degrees. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.