Program Description

Program Description

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Program Type: Full Degree

Degree Level: Masters in Conflict Research Management and Resolution

Term: One Academic Year (two semesters)

The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers 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.

The Hebrew University list of courses

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