Sabanci University

Conflict Analysis and Resolution, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    18000 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    13772 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English


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.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

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Academic Requirements

International students can apply for a graduate degree program at Sabanci University with the following required documents.

  • Online Application Form
  • Graduate Program Entrance Exam Result (GMAT, GRE, GAT, ALES etc.)
  • Copy of language proficiency exam score accepted by Sabanci University (TOEFL, PTE etc.)
  • Official Academic Transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Photography
  • Portfolio / Writing Sample (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13772 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fee for National: 49.000 TL.

Living costs for Istanbul

1,184 - 1,630 /month
Living Costs

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