MA Program in Political Science

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Dual MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security

University of Malta
Campus Full time October 2017 Malta Valletta

This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. More information - http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution [+]

Master of Art Programs in Political Science. This dual degree program combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, which has been offering advanced degrees in diplomacy and building bridges between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East for the past twenty years. The teaching faculty will be provided by S-CAR and MEDAC who will share teaching responsibilities in this programme. The main objective of this program is to provide students with an array of theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to deal effectively with conflicts at the micro and macro levels. It also places a specific emphasis on the Mediterranean context as an area where these skills are particularly useful. Students who successfully complete this collaborative postgraduate programme earn two Masters degrees: MS Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and an MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security from the University of Malta. Course delivery starts with each new academic year in late September. The course duration extends over twelve months to September of the following calendar year. It is divided into three semesters, with the first two semesters devoted to the taught component of the course while the final third semester is dedicated to independent student research. The tuition fee for this dual programme is 13,500 Euro. Prospective students may apply online at any time as applications are received on a rolling basis. The course general admission requirements are (i) a recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant subject area, at second class or better, (ii) certified English language proficiency, and (iii) letters of recommendation. More information is available at: http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/MSc-Conflict-Analysis-Resolution [-]

MA Politics and Society

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Maastricht

Multiculturalism. Integration. Neopopulism. Meritocracy. These are some of the hottest topics around today, and they are all addressed in this programme. The common thread: how culture has become a source of concern and conflict in the national and international political arenas. [+]

Multiculturalism. Integration. Neopopulism. Meritocracy. These are some of the hottest topics around today, and they are all addressed in this programme. The common thread: how culture has become a source of concern and conflict in the national and international political arenas. This is not a programme where you’ll be stuck in Politics 101, answering questions like ‘So what is national identity?’ Instead, you’ll be expected to engage intelligently with some of the biggest sociopolitical issues of our time: What is the meaning of citizenship in modern culture? The role of political intellectuals? The value of democracy? The future of liberty itself? Given the present international backdrop of cultural conflicts, political strife and radical new technologies, a thorough understanding of such issues is more urgently needed than ever. Fast Facts Politics and Society at Maastricht University… is a one-year international and interdisciplinary Master of Arts programme can be followed in English or in Dutch has a majority of international students, representing on average 8 different nationalities utilises a combination of methodologies including Problem-Based Learning is excellent preparation for a successful PhD programme looks at the public roles of the professionals who are engaged in research, management, criticism, and debate in these areas offers you the choice of spending the second semester working abroad on an internship or project Summer School If you would like to come to Maastricht earlier in the summer in order to settle in, you might think about taking a language course or attending the Maastricht summer school for 2, 4 or 6 weeks. [-]

Master in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H)
Campus Full time 2 - 4  October 2017 Germany Witten

The Master programme PPE at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized... [+]

Master of Art Programs in Political Science. The Master programme PPE at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized world. The Master PPE in Witten is also a tailor-made programme for any career in leading positions at the interface of politics, economics and (civil) society. Our graduates find career prospects in a range of political and social fields, NGOs, management, further education, personnel and organisation development, economic and political consulting. Programme duration 2 semesters (60 ECTS) or 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Fees 13.980 Euro (2 semesters) 21.480 Euro (4 semesters) Payment modes 1. Study first - pay later: payment (depending on income) after graduation 2. Direct payment of fixed monthly rates (fixed sum) 3. Direct payment 50%, income-related repayment after graduation 50 % The document below has detailed information on our tuition payment scheme. Admission requirements Bachelor in Economics or Politics or Philosophy or 60 ECTS in an interdisciplinary degree programme* Advanced English language skills (e.g. TOEFL: 110) If you are unsure about meeting the admission requirements, please get in touch with us. Diego Tuzman, international PPE student, about the Master programme at Witten/Herdecke University: “After studying Economics in Uruguay, I was looking for an international master programme that offered the opportunity to broaden my perspective through a multi-disciplinary approach. Witten/Herdecke’s PPE MA is all that and more. As an international student in Witten, not only did I find an excellent academic environment but also a truly warm and welcoming one. Having moved from a different continent - and with virtually no knowledge of the German language - I feel that people here are certainly going out of their way to make me and all of the international students feel welcome. This is an open-minded university which offers a pluralistic education in an international environment, alongside the Studium Fundamentale as a truly innovative aspect of its curricula. As for everyday life, Witten is a town that is at the same time relaxed and full of activities, both academic and cultural. Many interesting student initiatives and its closeness to Bochum and Dortmund guarantee that a lack of options will never be a problem.” [-]

MA in International Peace Studies

International University of Japan
Campus Full time September 2017 Japan Niigata

This degree program is for individuals who wish to contribute to creating the conditions for peace, enhancing the security of individuals, and eliminating poverty and other institutional impediments for human development in the world. [+]

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MA in International Peace Studies program developed for individuals who wish to contribute to creating the conditions for peace, enhancing the security of individuals, and eliminating poverty and other institutional impediments for human development in the world.

 

It enables program participants to acquire the basic skills and knowledge necessary to design, implement and evaluate public policies for achieving peace, protecting human security and expanding the capabilities and freedom of individuals. The program places a particularly strong emphasis on developing deep understanding and humane compassion of different cultures in the world. 

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Master of Arts in International Security

University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Campus September 2017 USA Denver

The MA Program in International Security provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the international security environment of the 21st century. To enable students to master the complex challenges of the post-9/11 world, the program views security from a broad theoretical and historical perspective, placing traditional security concerns in the context of such fields as development, economics and human rights. Students focus on topics including strategy, foreign policy, intelligence, homeland security, military analysis, regional security and conflict resolution. The curriculum combines relevant coursework with a mandatory internship, providing students with the knowledge and skills demanded by the market for the international security professional, broadly defined. Graduates are exceptionally well prepared to serve as administrators, executives, diplomats, military and civil servants, policy analysts and consultants. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Political Science. The MA Program in International Security provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the international security environment of the 21st century. To enable students to master the complex challenges of the post-9/11 world, the program views security from a broad theoretical and historical perspective, placing traditional security concerns in the context of such fields as development, economics and human rights. Students focus on topics including strategy, foreign policy, intelligence, homeland security, military analysis, regional security and conflict resolution. The curriculum combines relevant coursework with a mandatory internship, providing students with the knowledge and skills demanded by the market for the international security professional, broadly defined. Graduates are exceptionally well prepared to serve as administrators, executives, diplomats, military and civil servants, policy analysts and consultants. PROGRAM RESOURCES International Security Program 2-page overview (PDF) and 3-page overview with detail (PDF) Certificate Program in Homeland Security fact sheet (PDF) Alum spotlight: Abe Denmark received his MA in International Security from the Josef Korbel School. Read about his work with the Center for a New American Security. [-]

MA Research Methods (Politics and International Relations)

Durham University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies. [+]

Description This degree is offered in collaboration with other departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and is designed to provide a strong all-round training in research methods allied to further specialisation within the field of politics and international relations/studies. It is assumed that in taking this MA, you do so with the intention of proceeding to a PhD in Politics or International Relations. It has received official recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and eligible candidates can apply for (ESRC) (1+3) studentships. The programme includes compulsory elements in a wide variety of techniques including statistics and quantitative methods, but contains less subject-specific content than the other MA courses. Core Modules: Perspectives on Social Research Dissertation Optional Modules: Optional modules in previous years have included: Statistical Exploration and Reasoning Quantitative Research Methods in Social Science Applied Statistics Qualitative Research Methods in Social Science Fieldwork and Interpretation International Theory International System Additional Optional Modules: European Institutions and the Policy Process The European Union as a Global Actor German Foreign Policy Collective Memory and Identity in Post-War Europe Collective Identities and Political Thought in Britain Since 1850 Contemporary Socio-Political Issues in Muslim Religious Thought European Security International Relations and Security in the Middle East Issues in the Politics of Military Occupation Just War in Political Theory and Practice Politics, Government and Civil Society in the Middle East The Political Economy of Development in the Middle East America and the World: The Making of US Foreign Policy Region, Nation and Citizen in SE Asia Political Economy and Development in Chinese Business Nationalism, Revolution and Reform in Contemporary China Human Rights Political Ideology Strategic Asia: Policy and Analysis Theories of Captialism Categorical Data Analysis with SPSS and R A module offered by the School of Modern Languages Subject requirements, level and grade 2.1 or First at BA level or the international equivalent. English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study Open days and visits This degree is designed for high calibre graduates who intend to undertake research for a doctoral degree in Politics or International Relations and need to acquire all-round training in research methods and methodologies in the political and social sciences. The object is to equip students with comprehension of basic principles of research design and strategy. This MA programme is specifically focused to provide research training. It is assumed that students taking this MA do so with the intention of proceeding to a PhD. It has received official recognition from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and eligible candidates can apply for (ESRC) (1+3) studentships. Anyone proposing to do this should apply as early as possible in order to meet the ESRC deadlines. [-]

Master in International Relations in Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow United Kingdom London Canterbury + 3 more

International Relations in Eurasia is a two-year double degree graduate programme delivered in collaboration with the University College London and the University of Kent (separate tracks). [+]

This programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to the complex interrelationship of politics and economics in the modern globalized world with a focus on the Eurasia region. Students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, and social processes at play in post-Soviet Eurasia.

Three special double-degree tracks are offered in Politics and Security, Politics and International Economy, and Nation, History, and Society. Students spend the first year of study at a UK partner university and the second year at HSE in Moscow.

Lectures delivered by a team of experienced international faculty members, as well as experts from the public and private sectors, strengthen students’ theoretical knowledge and develop their applied skills. Graduates work in the public, private, and non-profit sectors as analysts, researchers, and future decision-makers in the Eurasia region.... [-]


MA in European Public Law and Politics

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 έτη Qualification Awarded: Ευρωπαϊκό Δημόσιο Δίκαιο και Πολιτική (MA, 1.5 έτη ή 3 εξάμηνα) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master Degree) Language of Instruction: Ελληνική Mode of Study: Πλήρης/ μερική φοίτηση Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: Το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, καθώς και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών. Σκοπός του Προγράμματος είναι να παράσχει τη δυνατότητα για δι-επιστημονική προσέγγιση, εμβάθυνση και εξειδίκευση στη γνωστική ενότητα που συγκροτείται από τα γνωστικά αντικείμενα/πεδία του Δημοσίου και του Ευρωπαϊκού Δικαίου, της Πολιτικής Θεωρίας, της Πολιτικής Επιστήμης, των Διεθνών και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών και άλλα αντικείμενα που εντάσσονται στο ευρύτερο πεδίο των Πολιτικών Επιστημών. Η συστηματική, μεταπτυχιακού επιπέδου κατάρτιση στα παραπάνω γνωστικά αντικείμενα μπορεί να αποτελέσει κρίσιμο εφόδιο για άτομα που στοχεύουν να εργαστούν σε πλήθος τομέων, οργανισμών και επαγγελμάτων. Ενδεικτικά, τα εφόδια που θα αποκομίζουν οι απόφοιτοι του Προγράμματος θα είναι χρήσιμα: 1. Σε ανώτερα ή κατώτερα στελέχη της Δημόσιας Υπηρεσίας και διαφόρων κρατικών ή ημι-κρατικών οργανισμών. 2. Σε στελέχη διεθνών οργανισμών, όπως η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, ο ΟΗΕ, το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης κ.λπ. 3. Σε στελέχη Μη-Κυβερνητικών Οργανισμών, διεθνούς ή εθνικής εμβέλειας. 4. Σε μέλη του διπλωματικού σώματος και σε άλλους εργαζομένους σε Πρεσβείες ή άλλες Υπηρεσίες και Οργανισμούς που ενεργοποιούνται στο πεδίο των διακρατικών σχέσεων. 5. Σε εκείνους που πρόκειται να ασκήσουν πρακτικά τη νομική επιστήμη, είτε ως δικηγόροι, είτε ως νομικοί σύμβουλοι σε εταιρείες και σε δημόσιους ή ιδιωτικούς οργανισμούς, ΜΚΟ, διεθνείς οργανισμούς κ.ο.κ., είτε ως δικαστές. Γενικός στόχος του Προγράμματος είναι η ανάπτυξη του επιπέδου γνώσεων, δεξιοτήτων και ικανοτήτων των μεταπτυχιακών φοιτητών στα προαναφερθέντα γνωστικά αντικείμενα, με βασικό άξονα τη διεπιστημονική προσέγγιση και τη συνακόλουθη συνειδητοποίηση (α) του πολυδιάστατου χαρακτήρα των θεμάτων που θα κληθούν να αντιμετωπίσουν στην επαγγελματική τους σταδιοδρομία και (β) της «υπεραξίας» που κομίζει η διεπιστημονικότητα και η μεθοδική, πολύπλευρη προσέγγιση των θεμάτων. Πυλώνα της εκπαιδευτικής προσέγγισης αποτελεί ο συνδυασμός της θεωρητικής με την πρακτική διάσταση των ζητημάτων που ανακύπτουν στη γνωστική ενότητα Δημοσίου Δικαίου και Πολιτικής Θεωρίας και η ανάπτυξη της ικανότητας για θεωρητικά στέρεη αλλά και πρακτικά αποτελεσματική αντιμετώπιση των ζητημάτων αυτών. Από τη σκοπιά των επιμέρους γνωστικών αντικειμένων, ιδιαίτερη έμφαση θα δοθεί στην ευρωπαϊκή διάσταση των ζητημάτων και στη διασύνδεσή τους με τις προκλήσεις, τις αδυναμίες αλλά και την προοπτική της ευρωπαϊκής πολιτικής, οικονομικής, πολιτιστικής και κοινωνικής «ολοκλήρωσης» (European integration). 6.2. Ειδικοί Στόχοι Πρώτος ειδικός στόχος του Μεταπτυχιακού Προγράμματος Ευρωπαϊκού Δημοσίου Δικαίου και Πολιτικής είναι η αφομοίωση των βασικών εννοιών και μεγεθών του Δημοσίου Δικαίου και των Πολιτικών Επιστημών, όπως είναι λ.χ. οι έννοιες/μεγέθη του κράτους και της κρατικής, λαϊκής ή εθνικής κυριαρχίας, της δημοκρατίας και του κράτους δικαίου στις διάφορες πτυχές του (φιλελεύθερο, δημοκρατικό, κοινωνικό), της Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, του Συντάγματος και των διεργασιών παραγωγής του (συντακτική εξουσία), της ομοσπονδίας και των άλλων μορφών διεθνικής συνεργασίας κ.ο.κ. Η κατανόηση των παραπάνω εννοιών/μεγεθών αποτελεί sine qua non όρο για την εις βάθος προσέγγιση πολύπλοκων προβλημάτων, όπως λ.χ. η ευρωπαϊκή πολιτική ολοκλήρωση, οι προκλήσεις που παρουσιάζει η συμμετοχή ενός κράτους μέλους στην ΕΕ, το πολιτειακό status και οι μελλοντικές προοπτικές της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας κ.ο.κ. Δεύτερος ειδικός στόχος του Προγράμματος είναι η παροχή των αναγκαίων γνώσεων γύρω από τις βασικές θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις και γύρω από τα πλούσια θεσμικά και νομικά δεδομένα σε σειρά γνωστικών αντικειμένων, όπως η συνταγματική οργάνωση του κράτους και της διακυβέρνησης, τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα, η λειτουργία της ΕΕ και η διασύνδεσή της με τα κράτη μέλη και τις εθνικές έννομες τάξεις, οι σύγχρονες εξελίξεις στη Δημόσια Διοίκηση (εταιρική Διοίκηση, ηλεκτρονική διακυβέρνηση, νέοι μηχανισμοί λογοδοσίας και διαφάνειας κ.ο.κ.), ο σχεδιασμός και η άσκηση κοινωνικής πολιτικής με αναφορά σε σύγχρονες θεωρίες κοινωνικής και οικονομικής δικαιοσύνης κ.ο.κ. Το Πρόγραμμα θα είναι διαρθρωμένο με τρόπο ώστε να δίνει τη δυνατότητα στους φοιτητές να εξειδικεύθουν στους τομείς τους ιδιαίτερου ενδιαφέροντός τους, αφού όμως θα έχουν προηγουμένως αφομοιώσει τις γενικές κατευθύνσεις της διεπιστημονικότητας και της μεθοδικής έρευνας, καθώς και τις βασικές γνώσεις γύρω από τα καίρια μεγέθη του Δημοσίου Δικαίου και της Πολιτικής Θεωρίας. Τρίτος ειδικός στόχος του Προγράμματος είναι η συστηματική καλλιέργεια της δι-επιστημονικότητας, με αποφυγή παρεξηγημένων αντιλήψεων γύρω από το θέμα, και ιδίως με αποφυγή, από τη μια πλευρά, της ακραίας θέσης περί πλήρους ανεξαρτησίας της Νομικής Επιστήμης από τις Πολιτικές Επιστήμες και, από την άλλη πλευρά, της εξίσου ακραίας θέσης που αδυνατεί να διακρίνει τις μεθοδολογικές και ουσιαστικές ιδιαιτερότητες των γνωστικών πεδίων. Το Πρόγραμμα φιλοδοξεί να αποτελέσει, μεταξύ άλλων, «εργαστήρι» και πεδίο ανάπτυξης μίας συγκροτημένης διεπιστημονικής νοοτροπίας, μέσα από τον εντοπισμό του πολυσύνθετου χαρακτήρα των προβλημάτων του χώρου, αλλά και μέσα από την προσεκτική οριοθέτηση των διαφορετικών γνωστικών και μεθοδολογικών προσεγγίσεων της νομικής επιστήμης και των πολιτικών επιστημών αντίστοιχα. Απώτερος στόχος είναι να παρασχεθούν στους ενδιαφερόμενους τα εφόδια για εκπόνηση διδακτορικής έρευνας και διατριβής, έτσι ώστε να ενισχυθεί και ο προσανατολισμός των μελών των δύο Τμημάτων στην ανάγκη δημοσιεύσεων σε ξενόγλωσσα περιοδικά και επιθεωρήσεις. Career Prospects: Όπως αναφέρθηκε, το Πρόγραμμα απευθύνεται σε κατόχους πτυχίων Νομικής, Πολιτικών Επιστημών ή/και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Διεθνών ή/και Ευρωπαϊκών Σπουδών, Διεθνών Σχέσεων, και άλλων συναφών τίτλων σπουδών, οι οποίοι επιδιώκουν να αποκτήσουν επιπρόσθετα προσόντα που θα τους βοηθήσουν στην εργοδότηση ή και καλύτερη απόδοσή τους σε πλήθος τομέων και επαγγελματικών δραστηριοτήτων, μεταξύ άλλων στη Δημόσια Υπηρεσία και σε διάφορους κρατικούς ή ημι-κρατικούς οργανισμούς, σε διεθνείς οργανισμούς, όπως ενδεικτικά η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, ο ΟΗΕ, και το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης, σε Μη-Κυβερνητικές Οργανισμούς διεθνούς ή εθνικής εμβέλειας, στο διπλωματικό σώμα και σε πρεσβείες ή άλλες υπηρεσίες και οργανισμούς που ενεργοποιούνται στο πεδίο των διακρατικών σχέσεων, καθώς σε όλο το φάσμα δραστηριοτήτων που συνδέονται με την πρακτική άσκηση της νομικής επιστήμης (δικηγόροι, νομικοί σύμβουλοι, δικαστές κ.λπ.) Η ανάγκη για διεύρυνση της γνώσης και των ικανοτήτων των ατόμων αυτών είναι δεδομένη και η ζήτηση για μια τέτοια δυνατότητα είναι εμφανής. Από την άλλη, η προσφορά και οι επιλογές των ενδιαφερομένων είναι αρκετά περιορισμένες. Στην Κύπρο δεν υπάρχει επί του παρόντος προσφορά σε Μεταπτυχιακά Προγράμματα της γνωστικής ενότητας Δημοσίου Δικαίου & Πολιτικών Επιστημών, ενώ το προτεινόμενο Πρόγραμμα θα μπορεί να επιλεγεί και από αποφοίτους των Ελληνικών Πανεπιστημίων, οι οποίοι επιδιώκουν μεταπτυχιακή μόρφωση και κατάρτιση σε αυτά τα πεδία ειδικού ενδιαφέροντος. Η ανάπτυξη σε μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο των σπουδών και της πανεπιστημιακής έρευνας στα γνωστικά πεδία που καλύπτει το Πρόγραμμα θα προσδώσει νέες δυνατότητες στα άτομα που θα προσφέρουν τις υπηρεσίες τους στους προαναφερθέντες κρίσιμους τομείς και θα βελτιώσει ως εκ τούτου το συνολικό επίπεδο γνώσης και διαχείρισης ζητημάτων, αυξάνοντας τα συναφή οφέλη για το κοινωνικό σύνολο. Access to Further Studies: Οι απόφοιτοι του Προγράμματος αυτού θα είναι σε θέση να επιδιώξουν σπουδές διδακτορικού επιπέδου σε κάποιο από τα γνωστικά πεδία που συγκροτούν τη γνωστική ενότητα του Προγράμματος [-]

MA in Peace Studies: Religions in Times of Conflict

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15  September 2017 Italy Rome

This program offers an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse study of culture and religion in their political and social dimensions. The research and study of particular religious traditions, social and political context in which they evolved, and the political ideas they influenced, contribute to the promotion of peace, religious and cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Political Science. This program offers an interdisciplinary and methodologically diverse study of culture and religion in their political and social dimensions. The research and study of particular religious traditions, social and political context in which they evolved, and the political ideas they influenced, contribute to the promotion of peace, religious and cultural diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, understanding and cooperation. The M.A. in Peace Studies utilizes the unique location of The American University of Rome to provide students the opportunity to study the development of religious institutions, their teachings and practices, in connection with the ever changing social context. Through this program, students will develop an understanding of various traditions that shaped many cultures of today’s globalizing world. They will learn about religious and political ideas that are critical for understanding and resolving tensions and conflicts across the globe. One of the key aims of the program is to equip future scholars and professionals with conceptual as well as practical tools for articulating a constructive role of religion in contemporary societies, and working in the areas of conflict resolution, intercultural and interreligious dialogue (especially in those societies in which particular religious traditions still have a strong impact on shaping the social, cultural and political spheres). It is clear that religion is gaining significance again in the contemporary globalizing world. Apart from positive aspects of globalization, it is clear that intolerance, fundamentalism and religiously motivated conflicts have not been overcome. It is important to understand relevant religious traditions, their structure, teachings and practices, in order to address some of the most pressing issues that contemporary societies are facing, such as: economic and environmental crises; social and political tensions; immigration policies; (in)tolerance; cultural, religious, and ethnic diversities; integration of minorities; food shortages; rising inequalities, and demographic problems. Course Description The M.A. program Peace Studies: Religions in Times of Conflict consists of five core courses, five elective courses and the thesis. The total number of credit hours for the M.A. program is 36, of which 30 credits is for course work (15 in each semester) and 6 for the thesis. Core courses Core courses are obligatory for all students enrolled in the M.A. program. They include: Religions and Empires (I) Religions and Empires (II) Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Political Economy of Peace and War Thesis Preparation All courses are 3 credit courses Elective Courses Elective courses are designed to help students to shape their own professional and/or research profile, depending on their interests and future career aspirations. The focus of the elective courses is closely linked to particular topics of the Core Courses. International Humanitarian Response 666 Faces of Satan: Imagining Demons and “Others” in Oriental and Western Traditions Politics, Philosophy and Religion Rome and the Renaissance Papacy Reformation and Reform in Sixteenth-Century Europe Vatican II and Present-day Roman Catholicism International Law Islam and Politics Democracy and Government in Today’s Society Orthodox Christianity: Between Tradition and Modernity All courses are 3 credit courses Exact selection of elective courses offered in each semester is subject to change. Number of offered courses can be expanded or reduced, depending on the needs in each semester. Students will also be offered a study trip to a location in Italy or the Mediterranean that has relevance to the program and topics of particular courses. Employment/Career Opportunities AUR’s M.A. in Peace Studies: Religions in Times of Conflict is designed to offer students a wide range of possible career paths. Potential careers include: Prospective PhD students and independent researchers in the field of religious and peace studies Professionals and scholars in the field of international affairs, conflict resolution and intercultural dialogue Work in international organizations Professionals engaged in the prevention of religious fundamentalism and religiously based social conflicts Analysts of religion and religious institutions Program coordinators of religious and other NGOs with focuses on religion and society Journalists/reporters on church and religion Public policy makers and other public offices that require knowledge of religious issues Diplomatic career in the countries where religion and religious institutions play an important role in politics and society Teachers at secondary level Admission Requirements The prerequisite for admission to the M.A. Peace Studies: Religions in Times of Conflict program is a completed B.A. degree in the humanities or social sciences. Students are expected to have a solid knowledge of world history and international affairs, especially of Europe and the Middle East, and to be able to think abstractly. Students who do not have a completed B.A. degree in humanities or social sciences must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the required areas and may be admitted to the program with approval of the Program Director. Students who do not have the basic knowledge sufficient for the program will be asked to take certain key undergraduate courses before they can be allowed to take graduate courses. International students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English, as this is essential for the successful completion of the program requirements. Students who do not have sufficient knowledge of the English language can take the necessary English courses already offered by AUR. To apply for the M.A. program, students are required to submit documents showing their previous education at the B.A. level together with list of all completed courses. Students are also required to submit a motivation letter which explains their interest in Peace Studies and their career goals. In addition to that, students are required to submit one letter of recommendation, preferably by their academic advisor or teacher at the B.A. level. Before admittance to the M.A. program, all students will be interviewed. The purpose of this interview is to enable the Program Director and the M.A. Peace Studies Committee to have an insight into the students’ language abilities, knowledge of world history and the students’ ability to think abstractly. Students are expected to demonstrate their commitment and capacity to study at the graduate level. [-]

Master of Arts in Asian Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA District of Columbia + 1 more

The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues. [+]

Asia’s growing significance in the 21st century is certain. Its unprecedented economic and demographic growth is transforming what was for centuries a predominantly agricultural region. Urbanization and international trade are major drivers of the continent’s burgeoning centrality in international relations. Problems still endure, however, as the continent is home to many of the world’s most intractable geopolitical flashpoints and the benefits of economic development remain unevenly distributed. The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues. Is this program for you? The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Asian Studies has a unique, comprehensive curriculum that allows for both regional and functional specializations. This rigorous, interdisciplinary program blends the policy-specific and academic skills that are vital to careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our renowned faculty includes more than 90 individuals whose expertise spans the foreign affairs, security and policy, language and culture, economics, and history of East, Southeast, and South Asia. The program boasts a diverse array of course offerings such as: The Chinese Military, International Relations of South Asia, Education in Islamic Asia, and Modern Southeast Asian History, just to name a few. [-]

MA International Relations and Security

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Political Science. The question of security now dominates contemporary international politics. Issues such as the 'War on Terror', pre-emptive self-defence and humanitarian intervention constitute seminal international concerns that have implications for all states and all peoples. This course provides you with a detailed understanding of the nature of the contemporary security agenda, its origins, theoretical foundations and future trajectory. You will examine the theories of international security and those key security issues that have dominated security discourse in the post-Cold War era. You will also develop your analytical skills in order to facilitate understanding of the seminal contemporary security issues in a broader theoretical and historical framework. Core modules Contemporary Controversies in International Security: Intervention Terrorism and Self-Defence The end of the Cold War fundamentally altered the nature of international security, heralding the emergence of new issues and threats. In the contemporary era the locus and nature of the paramount threats have altered, with intra-state conflicts and non-state actors characterising sources of insecurity. This module will provide you with a comprehensive overview of security discourse and practice since the end of the Cold War relating key issues such as humanitarian intervention, self-defence and terrorism to broader trends such as the evolving role of the UN, the challenges to international law and the new concern with intra-state crises. Dissertation and Research Methods You will receive supervised guidance and research methods training (through a series of research method workshops, the dissertation induction and colloquium seminars, and individual dissertation supervision sessions) to prepare you for your Masters dissertation on an agreed research topic. You will begin identifying your dissertation interests at the start of your studies, when you will be able to discuss your ideas with different tutors who may direct you towards taking appropriate option modules that support your future research studies. This module must be taken either following the completion of all other modules, or concurrently with modules in your second semester. Theories of International Security This module examines the contemporary discourse and debates surrounding the meaning of international security. The end of the Cold War fundamentally altered the structure of the international system and precipitated the emergence of a new security agenda. The new systemic dynamics and reconfigured security agenda led many to question the dominant theoretical frameworks previously applied to international security, and new security discourses – such as human security and critical security studies – have emerged to challenge established security theory. This module will examine the key tenets of the new theoretical frameworks and critically analyse their contribution to our understanding of 'security'. Course-specific entry requirements You should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent; equivalent qualifications from overseas are welcome. Your application must be supported by a reference written on institutional notepaper by an academic familiar with your abilities. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS overall score of 6.5 and 5.5 in Writing, Listening, Reading and Speaking or equivalent. The University offers pre-sessional summer programmes if you need to improve your English before starting your course. Associated careers This course will provide you with numerous key skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your future career in a variety of different fields. Our graduates hold posts within various international and national government departments and organisations. Many have also gone on to study for Doctorates within the Department and at other universities around the world. [-]

Master in Political Science

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time Poland

The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centres of political science research in Poland. Since 2008 the Institute has developed also curricula in English. Both international and Polish candidates can join the study programme and obtain the title of Master in Political Science... [+]

5 specialisations are available: - Public Policy - Political Communication - Public Administration (organised jointly with Georgian Institute of Public Affairs) - Democracy and Development in Europe and Caucasus (organised jointly with Georgian Institute of Public Affairs) - Central and East European Studies (organised jointly with the University of Bucharest) The Institute of Political Science at the University of Wrocław is one of the biggest and the most dynamic centres of political science research in Poland. Since 2008 the Institute has developed also curricula in English. Both international and Polish candidates can join the study programme and obtain the title of Master in Political Science. MA study programme consists of four semesters: one semester with common programme for all students and three semesters with specializations courses. One of three semesters is designed as semester of mobility arranged within ERASMUS+ at one of the Partner Universities abroad (list of Partner Universities here). Students will take the opportunity to study the most imporatant topics related to contemporary politics as well as key issues related to social sciences - taught by our highly qualified academic staff. The Institute also encourages students to develop their professional careers during studies by providing them with the opportunity to have an internship. In order to accomplish it institutional partnerships with numerous public and private entities are blossomed. Compulsory Courses Academic writing Ethics in politics History of political institutions Methodology of political research Philosophy of politics Qualitative and quantitative research methods Social psychology Sociology of politics Theory of politics [-]

MA International Relations

Marbella International University Centre
Campus Full time February 2017 Spain Málaga

Learn to tackle the issues that global leaders face and go deeper in the study of war, peace and state. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Political Science. Learn to tackle the issues that global leaders face and go deeper in the study of war, peace and state. Duration: 1 year Language: English Programme Title: International Relations Degree Awarded: MA Political Science The International Relations MA has been designed in an innovative way to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to critically analyse and interpret the key theoretical debates of post-modern political theories with a special focus on international relations and conflict resolution. Key Disciplines Covered: International Interventions City and Politics: Public space Notion of the Political Biopolitics & Necropolitics Political Advertising & Promotion One of the strongest points of our programme is the discussion of International Relations approaches within a multicultural classroom environment, given the global background of our students. Indeed, some of these debates are currently reproduced in numerous international organisations and negotiations worldwide. MIUC trains the next generation of policy leaders to tackle the complex issues of a globalising world. MIUC International Relations Department presents students with a unique blend of theory and practice tailored to a challenging international and multicultural scenario that often changes faster than our capacity to analyse it. Career Opportunities Upon completion of this International Relations MA, students may pursue a broad range of careers in public and private sectors, international and local non-governmental organisations, think-tanks and institutes as well as in media companies as analysts or reporters on international affairs. More specific careers include, but are not limited to: Researcher International affairs adviser Public affairs officer Conflict resolution analysts/adviser Political or PA consultant Political reporter Consultant in political marketing Lecturer Entry Requirements Rolling Admission - We receive and process applications on an ongoing basis as they are sent in. Entry Requirements: 4 Year Bachelor Degree* or equivalent from a national or international accredited academic institution. Proof of English proficiency** of candidates who have not previously studied in an English speaking school or country. The tests and minimum scores we accept are: IELTS 7 TOEFL iBT 95 Cambridge Certificate C1 MIUC English Test - Pass Application Supporting Documents: Copy of Passport or ID Passport sized digital photograph Proof of English Proficiency (If you are not from an English speaking country or have not previously studied in English) Bachelor Certificate (Officially translated to English or Spanish) Bachelor Grade Transcripts (Officially translated to English or Spanish) Statement of Purpose (500 words on why you want to study at MIUC, your expectations and aspirations) *If you have not completed a four year bachelor degree you may be eligible to undertake the final year at MIUC to then enrol in the MA. Contact admissions@miuc.org for more information. **Pre-sessional English courses are available to those who do not satisfy the English proficiency requirement. Testimonials "I´m enrolled in the International Relations BA programme at MIUC. I love the people and the environment here; it´s one of a kind, to be honest. It´s very multicultural here - Imagine the whole world gathered in one class!! It´s a challenge for me, but I´m up to the challenge and I´m happy here! My favourite lecture is with our Dean, Óscar. At MIUC, I am experiencing the best classes I have ever had, because of the interaction and debates with the other students, which have shown me how to understand more people from around the world. Just look at the sun outside! Here in Marbella, you can go outside and have a swim, do sports and hobbies. And the nightlife in nearby Puerto Banús is also amazing. The atmosphere both on and off campus is excellent." Ibrahim Abou El Khouded "My name is Tim, and I came down to Marbella MIUC University, and over here I am studying International Relations, as I was looking for a place where I can be efficient as a student, and where also the professors and lecturers can be efficient themselves. These are some of the main reasons, apart from being in a very good and beautiful place to be in and live in and study. I am happy to be here, to be honest; it is amazing, truly it is amazing, because once you find a set of small settings of interactive performance, you find out your performance actually accelerates, it is also very practical; this is why I like it. So it is practical and very interactive with fellow students, this creates an interactive atmosphere, which engages students more. For me, coming to Marbella MIUC, just gave me the opportunity to interact with this phenomenon, different backgrounds, different cultures, different dialects. It is actually a cosmopolitan school and a cosmopolitan city. Living in Marbella, for me it is like a dream come true, it is a really nice place, really cool, the ambience, the environment, the weather, the sunshine throughout the year, coming to Europe and finding out this place actually does not experience such a winter like UK or something, surprised me. It actually made me more eager to live here." Timothy Ngethe Mwangi [-]

Master of Arts in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies
Campus Full time April 2017 Germany Berlin

Operating under a joint partnership, the Furtwangen University (HFU) and the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy. The traditional academic components of a degree in these fields have been adapted to fit in the dynamic, rapidly changing world. To that end, our approach to contemporary global affairs focuses also on the increasingly important roles of soft power and cultural diplomacy in world affairs. [+]

2 Years’ MA Program in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy The Degree is offered by the Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy Operating under a joint partnership, the Furtwangen University (HFU) and the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy. The traditional academic components of a degree in these fields have been adapted to fit in the dynamic, rapidly changing world. To that end, our approach to contemporary global affairs focuses also on the increasingly important roles of soft power and cultural diplomacy in world affairs. The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on cultural diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics. The international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies Campus offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics at a wide variety of international organizations and research centers. This exceptional learning environment leads to original research and independent study opportunities. The program provides a thorough background in International Relations, International Economics, business and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and non-governmental organizations; educational events, conferences, tours, and meetings with foreign officials are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations & Economics, Business, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development. The program provides students with practical experience for both academic and professional development. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete base for future academic and professional career choices. On a practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations. Further information about the program is found under: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ma_iebcd Program Structure The program consists of 120 ECTS credits in total and has duration of four semesters, which take place in the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy - Berlin, Germany and Furtwangen University – Berlin Campus. The MA program follows the conventional university structure of a two-year course divided into four different semesters. Students are offered an array of elective courses to accompany mandatory courses, work experience opportunities and the final thesis. During the first year the first semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two elective courses as the second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses, whilst in the second year students will continue for the 3rd Semester and the 4th Semester- the Thesis. Part of the 4th Semester could be completed from distance as well, as the students will produce a final thesis on a related topic of choice. At the end of the forth semesters, the students will be then required to defend their Thesis at the Furtwangen University (HFU). Accreditation The Master’s Degree is awarded by the Furtwangen University (HFU), which is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. the Furtwangen University (HFU) is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. Credits obtained through the MA program are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. Students will earn 30 credits per semester during the MA program, for a total of 120 credits upon completion. Admissions Individuals studying for the MA will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. Candidates will include recent BA graduates as well as young professionals who combine strong academic backgrounds with significant work experience. Individuals are required to hold a BA degree (or equivalent Degree) of minimum of 3 years’ studies, as degrees from across the world and from any field are acceptable*. We do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment. *Current undergraduate students can submit an application and participate in the pre-enrolment process, by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts. All courses are taught in English, thus an evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants whose mother tongue is not English. If you have studied at least 1 semester in an English language and/or have extensive working experience in the English language, a certificate/Document which attests this fact will be sufficient as well. The application form is found under: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_calendar-application-forms Once submitting the online application form, we will then refer to you with an e-mail, indicating your application reference code and will outlining all the next steps, including the supporting documents required for the application. The supporting documents required for the application process: Official Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Transcript: A copy of your official undergraduate degree (and of your graduate degree, if applicable) transcript. If it was issued in a different language than English or German, a certified translation in one of the two languages must be submitted. Official Diploma: A copy of the official diploma from the university that awarded the undergraduate degree (and graduate degree, if applicable). If the document was issued in a different language than English or German, a certified translation in one of the two languages must be submitted. *Current undergraduate students can submit an application and participate in the pre-enrollment process by submitting a confirmation of their current studies and their transcripts. Passport and/or National ID Card Copy: A scanned copy of your passport photo identification page and/or of your National ID Card should be sent to the ICD. The information on your passport should be clearly legible. Motivation letter: A personal statement of at least 1, max. 2 pages (A4) explaining your motivation for undertaking the MA Program. Curriculum Vitae (Resumé): This should include information of your academic background (institutions attended, courses studied); your professional experience, if applicable; your hobbies and interests; any awards or scholarships received and your full contact details. The curriculum vitae should be no longer than 2 A4 pages. Certificate of language competencies: Certification of language competencies is required by applicants whose mother tongue is not English. If you have studied in English for at least 1 semester before or have worked abroad for at least one year in an English-speaking country, a certificate which attests this fact will be sufficient. Otherwise attestation through language certificates are required; minimum level is 60 points in TOEFL (iBT) or equivalent in other relevant tests (i.E. TOEFL (iBT): min. 60; TOEFL (PBT): min. 520; TOEIC: min. 670; IELTS: min. 5.0; Cambridge English Certificates: min. PET (Preliminary). Essay: A writing sample of between 2-5 pages on any topic related to the fields of the program or your former/current studies. *If you are having difficulties in submitting the full list as above, please inform us and we will endeavor to assist in order to enable the proceeding promptly. Dates and Deadlines Applications are being processed on a regular base, as enrolment to the program is possible towards Fall, Winter, and spring start, each year. The next start dates: Spring Semester 2017 - April 11th, 2017 (deadline for admission - February 15th, 2017) Fall Semester 2017 – October 4th, 2017 (deadline for admissions - June 30th , 2017) For dates and deadlines please visit our website: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_dates-deadlines Fees Tuition Cost The tuition cost is 12,000 Euros for the full program. The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expenses which you may have. . Installments It is possible to pay the total tuition fee in 2 installments of 6,900 Euros to be paid upon acceptance to the program and 5,100 Euros to be paid prior to the 3rd semester. Personal Costs The ICD and the Furtwangen University (HFU) are happy to assist you with advice and support for finding your housing and offer you as well possible affordable accommodation solutions. Scholarships Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant and then to prove financial need. The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the second and 4th semesters. Further to these scholarship outlined in our e-mail and online, we are not able to offer any further scholarships or financial support. Students are welcome to search for scholarships, such as from governments, or other Institutions. With regards to how to obtain such funding, we encourage participants to consider relevant foundations, institutes, organizations, companies and Governments as possible sources. A number of students on ICD programs have been able to acquire funding from their government, company or from relevant foundations. We do not have any specific sponsor to which we can refer students. To view all our Academic programs’ offers please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_ba-ma_list-of-programs For more information about our center and all our programs offered, please visit: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?en_about [-]

MA in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 USA Brattleboro

SIT’s Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation is designed to give students the analytical ability, theoretical knowledge, and practical skills necessary to work with groups of [+]

Master of Art Programs in Political Science. MA in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation SIT’s Master of Arts in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation is designed to give students the analytical ability, theoretical knowledge, and practical skills necessary to work with groups of people in conflict. Student can choose to focus on conflict in relation to development, inter-group relations, youth programs, humanitarian aid, education, or human rights. Students can expect to: Study the theory and practice of peacebuilding and conflict transformation Conduct in-depth, multi-angled analyses of conflict and explore potential solutions in diverse settings Complete a practicum with an organization relevant to peacebuilding in either the US or abroad Learn from faculty and alumni engaged in peacebuilding activities in critical conflict zones. Students build core skills in the practice of: Negotiation, facilitation, mediation, strategic nonviolence, social healing, and reconciliation Program design, management, and evaluation Training for capacity-building Leading inter-communal dialogue Cultivating positive and inclusive group relations through organizational change Advocating for human rights and community organizing The program takes both an interpersonal and systematic approach to the identity-based dynamics of conflict. Faculty and staff foster a learning environment and social space in which students can reflect on core values and aspirations for constructive social change. The program prepares professionals to: Design and lead conflict transformation programs Develop peacebuilding and conflict sensitive interventions Create and manage projects that address the causes and consequences of complex and multi-layered conflicts Graduates are prepared for positions with NGOs, education institutions, the media, the private sector, the government, international organizations, and other professional venues. SIT is a pioneer in the field of conflict transformation, which is an integral part of the institution’s broader academic focus on international peace studies and peacebuilding. Degree Sequence On-campus coursework (two terms) Reflective Practice Phase, which comprises a field-based practicum (six months) with related academic work. The practicum can be completed abroad, in such sites as Rwanda and Nepal, or in the US Capstone paper, presentation, and seminar in Vermont (one week) Admission Criteria To be considered for admission to the MA in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation program, an applicant must meet the following criteria: US bachelor's degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability Demonstrated English language ability (see details below) Intercultural and professional experience Demonstrated ability to use experience as a source of learning English Language Ability Applicants whose first language is not English and who did not graduate from an English-speaking institution in a country whose official language is English submit test scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the PTE (Pearson Test of English). (Applicants can access free TOEFL and IELTS practice tests online.) Applicants taking the TOEFL must receive a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based test (PBT) 250 on the computer-based test (CBT), or 100 on the internet-based iBT. Applicants taking the IELTS must receive a score of Band 7.0 or higher. Applicants taking the PTE must receive a minimum score of 68. These scores are considered the minimum proficiency needed to undertake graduate-level work. Scores must be dated within two years of the start date of your academic program at SIT. SIT Graduate Institute’s Selection Process SIT has a self-selective applications process. Prospective students typically discover through this process whether SIT is a good fit for them. Our admissions staff works one-on-one with every applicant to facilitate a highly informed and multidimensional admissions experience: applicants are encouraged to attend an open house, talk with SIT faculty and staff, and hear from current students and alumni. As applicants become familiar with the attributes of an SIT education—grounded in the experiential learning model and focused on social justice and leadership skills in intercultural environments—they determine for themselves in what ways SIT can help them meet their educational and career objectives. Financial Aid SIT welcomes students from all economic backgrounds. Students commonly fund their SIT degree through a variety of sources, including federal and private loans, SIT grants and scholarships, scholarships from other sources, and personal and family funds. We recommend that you begin the process of applying for financial aid as soon as possible, even before you are accepted for admission. [-]