Program in English

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Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Program Type: Full Degree

Degree Level: Master in Conflict Research Management and Resolution.

Term: One Academic Year (two semesters)

 

Program Description:

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 program allows students to explore the fields of conflict transformation, resolution, problem-solving and negotiations. Students are exposed to theories and practices of managing and resolving domestic and external conflicts in general, and in Israel in particular. The methods, techniques and strategies that can help manage and resolve conflicts are studied from different disciplinary points of view, including political science, international relations, social psychology, international law, communication, digital media, sociology and Israel studies. The program includes theoretical and methodological courses and seminars, as well as workshops through which students acquire skills for conflict management and resolution, and lectures of leading academics and professionals in the field. Through its unique setting and location, the program also offers ‘hands on’ experiential learning - encountering and following the tracks of conflict and diversity, through study tours, practical ‘on site’ training, and meetings with key people, including policy makers, political leaders, activists and more.

Studying conflict resolution in Israel and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides a unique opportunity for those interested in the field and a diverse environment that includes students from different nationalities and religions. In the first year that the program has been running, we have had students from different academic backgrounds who came from Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Spain, South Africa, East Jerusalem and the USA.

 

Setting Description

The Hebrew university is the leading university in Israel and regularly ranked in the top 100 universities in the world - along with Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Oxford University. Our students enjoy a long list of renowned professors who are at forefront of academic research in the world. After graduation, Hebrew University alumni assume key positions in academia and the business sector, NGO's, public service and the worlds of culture and the humanities. The university is located in Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem.

Cost: Tuition is $10,000. This includes extracurricular social and cultural activities. Accommodations in the dorms are at an additional cost.

 

Additional Program Information

Requirements

Qualified students with a Bachelor’s degree from accredited institutions of higher education are eligible for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and based on transcripts ad letters of recommendation. Students should have a minimum of 3.2 GPA, (“B”) grade-point average, 85% or equivalent.

International Requirements  

If native language is not English or applicants have not previously studied at an institute of higher educational where the language of instruction is English they must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 580 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test or 89 on the internet –based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7.

Scholarships: Yes

Scholarships Description: Scholarships and stipends are available to outstanding students.

 

 

 

Information on the Program

 

Master of Arts in Conflict Research, Management and Resolution (taught in English)

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Program Type: Master of Arts

Degree earned: M.A. in Conflict Research, Management, and Resolution.

Duration: Two semesters.  

Tuition: $10,000 for the year.

This is a special tuition rate that will apply only for students that study in and complete the program in the academic year of 2018-19 (October 2018 to June 2019). The program includes regular extracurricular social and cultural activities at no additional cost. Accommodations in the dorms are not included in the tuition.

Apply by: June 30th, 2018; late applications reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Program starts: October, 14th 2018.

Faculty:  leading scholars and practitioners in conflict management and resolution, reconciliation, peace building and intergroup relations.

Alumni: our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in a range of fields and settings including law, education, government, NGO’s, foreign affairs, health care, journalism and local and international media organizations, mediation and arbitration, as well as in the academia, research institutes, and policy oriented think tanks.

 Program Description

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

The program allows students to explore the fields of conflict transformation, conflict resolution, and negotiation. Students are exposed to theories and practices of managing and resolving domestic and international conflicts, both in general, and in Israel in particular. The methods, techniques and strategies are studied in a multidisciplinary approach, that includes political science, international relations, social psychology, international law, communication, digital media, and sociology. The program includes theoretical and methodological courses and seminars, as well as workshops through which students develop skills for conflict management and resolution, and lectures of leading academics and professionals in the field. Through its unique setting and location, the program also offers hands on experiential learning - encountering conflict and diversity through study tours, practical ‘on site’ training, and meetings with influential speakers, including policy makers, political leaders, activists and more.

For those interested in the field of conflict resolution, studying in Israel and particularly at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides a unique learning opportunity in a diverse community of students from different nationalities and religions. In the first year that the program has been running, we have had students from different academic backgrounds who came from Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Spain, South Africa, East Jerusalem and the USA.

Research track: This is a non-research track program in which students are not required to write a thesis.

Students that wish to write a thesis, and that meet the admission requirements for the research track by June 2019, may do so by enrolling in an additional year (or more) at Hebrew University as a M.A. research student.  All program requirements in the M.A. in Conflict Research, Management and Resolution must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.8, (“A”), 90% or equivalent as one of the conditions for being considered for the M.A. research track.

Setting

The Hebrew university is the leading university in Israel and is regularly ranked in the top 100 universities in the world - along with Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Oxford University. Our students enjoy a long list of renowned professors who are at forefront of academic research in the world. After graduation, Hebrew University alumni assume key positions in academia and the business sector, NGO's, public service and in the worlds of culture and the humanities. The university is located in Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem.

Admission requirements

Students with a Bachelor’s degree from accredited institutions of higher education are eligible for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and based on transcripts and grade-point average. Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.2, (“B”), 85% or equivalent.

International Requirements  

If native language is not English or applicants have not previously studied at an institute of higher educational where the language of instruction was English they must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 580 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test or 89 on the internet –based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7.

Scholarships: Scholarships and stipends are available to outstanding students.

 

 

APPLY NOW

To learn more about the application process and to apply, please go to:

http://info.huji.ac.il/en-overseas

 

 

Admission requirements and application

 

Admission requirements

Qualified students with a Bachelor’s degree from accredited institutions of higher education are eligible for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and based on transcripts and grade-point average. Students should have a minimum of 3.2 GPA, (“B”) grade-point average, 85% or equivalent.

International Requirements  

If native language is not English or applicants have not previously studied at an institute of higher educational where the language of instruction is English, they must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 580 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test or 89 on the internet –based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7.

 

APPLY NOW

To learn more about the application process and to apply, please go to:

http://info.huji.ac.il/en-overseas

 

 

 

 

Study Program

Students are to complete 36 credits in 2 semesters (one academic year).

The program requirements are as follows:

Overall - 36 credits

  • Background course – 2 credits
  • Core mandatory courses – 6-7 credits
  • Interdisciplinary Departmental Seminar – 1 credit
  • Workshops - 4-8 credits
  • Research Methods Course - 2-3 credits
  • Seminar papers – 8 credits
  • Elective courses – up to 10 credits

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Curriculum

 

Mandatory courses cover both theoretical and practical approaches to conflict resolution, conflict management, peacebuilding and reconciliation. Students also select from a range of available electives. As a multi-disciplinary program, courses draw on a broad spectrum of relevant academic fields.

Students are to complete 36 credits in two semesters (one academic year): 

1. Mandatory courses:

  • 1 Introductory theory course: Theories and Research in Conflict Resolution
  • 3 Courses from the Core cluster: Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding conflict
  • 2 courses from the Workshop cluster: Skills and methodology for conflict resolution and conflict transformation
  • 1 course from the Research Methods cluster
  • 2 semesters of the Interdisciplinary departmental seminar (takes place once a month)
  • 2 Seminar Papers

2. Elective Courses – students select up to 5 courses from the elective courses cluster

Courses in the program include the following:

Course Number

Course title

Lecturer

54717

Theories and Research in Conflict Resolution

Dr. Yuval Benziman

54702

Psychology and Society in Conflicts  

Prof. Ifat Maoz

50059

Propaganda Revisited: Political persuasion in social conflicts

Dr. Christian Baden

50987

The Holocaust, Collective Memory and Cinema

Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

50070

Transitional Justice Processes: Political, Cultural and Media aspects

Dr. Alexandra Herfroy-Mischler

50068

Cybersecurity: technology, policy and politics

Dr. Dmitry Epstien

50058

Global Protest Communication  

Dr. Christian Baden

58892

Multinational Corporations in World Politics

Dr. Christian Thauer

54714

Effective Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution

Dr. Yuval Benziman

54718

Dialogue, Narratives, Identities in Conflict Resolution

Dr. Yuval Benziman

50518

Media and Discourse in Political Conflict

Dr. Christian Baden

50057

Terrorism Docudrama: Political Violence, Cinema and Visual Culture in the Global Age         

Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

40858

Spatial Justice and Cities

Dr. Emily Silverman

53361

Culture and Inequality in Global Perspective                     

Dr. Joshua Guetzkow

 

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Overall estimated expenses for the two semesters

 

Estimated overall expenses for the duration of the program (2 semesters)

 

Estimated annual expenses include the following:

 

Tuition: $10,000

Housing (at the Hebrew University dorms): $7600

Board (utilities and food included): $7500

Transportation within Israel: $900

Books and supplies: $400

Personal expenses and leisure: $4,000

Misc.: $2,000

 

Housing: housing is available for M.A. students.  See additional housing information.