Conflict Analysis and Resolution, M.A.

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  • 24 months
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Sabanci University ,
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.
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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

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 7512 International
  • EUR 6524 National

Tuition Fees:

EU: 21,000.00 TLNon-EU: 24,179.75 TL


For graduate scholarships, your academic background is evaluated in accordance with the required criteria during the admittance and if you are considered to be eligible , various types of scholarships are granted with the decision of Sabanci University Scholarship Committee.

Although the scholarships go on being granted unless you fail to meet the determined criteria, at the end of each academic year the Scholarship Committee offers various types of scholarships to the honored merit degree students with respect to GPA. Each scholarship offered during education period is evaluated with respect to the scholarship's scope and the scholarship provided at the first entrance to the university may be cancelled in case of getting a higher scholarships.

For graduate scholarships, there are several opportunities for foreign students. Each year, many students are having different type of scholarships.

Arts & Social Sciences Graduate Programs

Students are informed regarding the scope of Graduate Educational Scholarship provided prior to their enrollment during the admission process. Graduate scholarship recipients are proposed by the Admission Jury based on students' academic history, then evaluated by the related Graduate School Administrative Board, and finally confirmed by the President of the University. Continuation of the scholarship depends on the decision of Faculty according to GPA.

2010-2011 Academic Year Graduate Scholarships

Students accepted to SU master or doctorate programs are offered one of the scholarships below. (IT, EMBA are non-scholarship programs)


It covers full tuition fee exemption, monthly stipend payment between September-June and dormitory/transportation support for ten months.

Master: Housing (room for double)(**) + 950 TL/ month

Housing Compensation: 1450 TL/month

PhD with BA/BS degree (*): Housing (room for double)(**) + 1000 TL/ month

Housing Compensation: 1500 TL/month

PhD with MA/MS degree (*): Housing room for double)(**) + 1200 TL/ month

Housing Compensation: 1700 TL/month

(*) The monthly stipend might increase to 1,400 TL after passing the Doctoral Qualifying Exam with housing and increases to 1,900 TL with transportation support.

(**) Housing support covers staying rooms for double. (If students want to stay in single rooms, they should pay the difference at the beginning of the semester.)


One of the scholarships below could be offered :

  • Full tuition fee exemption
  • 2/3 tuition fee exemption
  • 1/2 tuition fee exemption
  • 1/4 tuition fee exemption


Students working within the context of research projects are provided monthly stipend.


Master or doctorate students who have full scholarships in domestic are provided full tuition fee exemption and housing(**) / housing compensation between September-June for 10 months


Master or doctorate students are provided full tuition fee exemption and housing(**) /housing compensation between September-June for 10 months


Aysegul Arsoy who has a great contribution at the stage of the foundation and envisagement of the university- Scholarship is granted by faculty for one of the MBA students each year. This scholarship includes tuition fee exemption, monthly 800 TL stipend payment between September-June, housing(room for double)(**) or 490 TL transportation support for ten months and book support up to 200$ annually.

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