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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.


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.


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.




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