M.A. Conflict Analysis and Resolution

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • USD17500 Year (International)
  • English (Find a course)
Sabanci University | Istanbul, Turkey
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students.

Description of Conflict Analysis and Resolution


The Program prepares the academically oriented student for PhD studies in related fields and, consistent with the philosophy and mission of the University, aims to take a regional lead in providing support for peacemaking and conflict prevention schemes on the ground.

Initiated in Fall 2000, the master's program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution has the following goals and objectives:

  • Presenting students with an analytical perspective that will enable them to define objective parameters as well as the perceptual and psychological context of conflicts
  • Equipping students with theoretical understanding and practical skills in conflict resolution so as to assist them in managing conflict situations creatively and constructively. Various approaches to conflict resolution and conflict management techniques are introduced, such as negotiation, mediation, problem solving techniques, and track two diplomacy
  • Encouraging students to apply their conflict resolution background to policy issues related to disputes in or among governments, organizations, civil societies, or corporations.
  • The international dimension of the program considers the changing nature of diplomacy in the post-Cold War era.

In this context, the Program treats different frameworks of conflict resolution as a tool to study and generate alternative foreign policy options. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is determined to pursue these objectives in an effective way through building international institutional networks as well as strategic alliances with universities and NGOs.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline May 4th
Tuition fee
  • USD 17500 Year (International)
Start date September  2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Required Courses

  • CONF 512 Research Methods Kerim Can Kavakli
  • GR 501S Acad. Practices & Development Kristin Ann Sendur
  • GR 502S Acad. Practices & Development2 Kristin Ann Sendur
Core Electives
  • CONF 534 Media in Conf.Res. Ayse Betül Çelik
  • POLS 503 Comparative Method Ersin Mahmut Kalaycioglu
  • POLS 563 Pol.Viol. in Post-Cold War Era Arzu Ilhan Kibris
  • POLS 583 Ethnicity & Nationalism Ayse Betül Çelik
  • POLS 589 Human Rights in World Affairs Kerim Can Kavakli
  • SOC 508 Religion and Politics Ates Ali Altinordu

Requirements for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

The M.A. Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to improve the understanding and resolution of current, often violent social conflicts. The program combines both micro and macro level analyses that link theory with practice. For this purpose, the program encourages and promotes:

  • Analyses of current and persistent conflict situations with an emphasis on perceptual and cultural aspects of social conflicts.
  • Research in negotiation, third-party intervention, cooperative decision making, interactive conflict resolution, and track-two diplomacy applied to various social contexts.
  • Creative design and implementation of conflict resolution process to policy issues related to disputes in or among identity groups, governments, organizations, civil society or corporations.

International organizations, NGO's, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, consulting firms, are potential employers of our graduates.

Work Experience for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

No work experience is required.

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Sabanci University, Turkey

Turkey With science, technology, and social structures advancing day by day, the world needs more qualified individuals who possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career anywhere in the world. Aware of this pressing issue, in 1994 the Sabanci Group decided to establish a "world university" led by the Sabanci Foundation.

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