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Program in English

New at the Swiss Center 


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


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.