Conflict Analysis and Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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The MA in Conflict Analysis and Management at Royal Roads Univeris a two-year, interdisciplinary graduate program that provides students with foundations to identify, analyze, and manage intra-group and multi-party conflict in a variety of organizational contexts, including domestic, intercultural, and international environments.

About

To accomplish this, the MA in Conflict Analysis and Management at Royal Roads University stresses a holistic, systemic, cross-cultural approach to conflict analysis and management. Students are exposed to a diverse range of relevant practical skills as well as contemporary and innovative, applied research, empowering them to become critical, reflective practitioners that contribute to the expanding field and profession of conflict management.

A one-year Graduate Diploma in Conflict and Analysis Management is also offered.

Learning Outcomes

Royal Roads University works with an outcomes-based learning model. Learning outcomes are clear, plain language descriptors of knowledge and performance tasks that students demonstrate in order to successfully complete a program.

Within the MA in Conflict Analysis and Management, there are five key learning outcome domains:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Knowledge
  • Professional Skills & Practice

Using learning outcomes helps to clarify a program’s focus, helps students connect their program to their workplace, provides a focus for assessment/evaluation, and helps employers understand the benefits of the program.

Who It’s For

Students in this program come from across Canada and around the globe. Many are, or aspire to be, managers, negotiators, facilitators, or consultants in environments where group conflicts frequently occur. As conflict can occur in many arenas – within community, government, corporations, civil society, and international settings – our graduates are prepared to lead change within the fields of labour relations, community development, environmental management, international NGOs, and many other settings.

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Process. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Foundation: Understanding Conflict, Change and Systems in Organizational Contexts
  • Professional Skills: Dealing with Conflict
  • Reflective Practice: Leading Change in Organizational Settings
  • Foundations of Research in Conflict Analysis and Management
  • Structures: Engaging with Legal Frameworks, Strategic Thinking, and Change Management
  • Processes: Designing Conflict Management Practice
  • Solutions: Capacity Building and Overcoming Conflict in Organizational Settings
  • Advanced Skills: Problem-solving and Conflict Transformation
  • Short Paper
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Foundations of Policy and Practice in Humanitarian Action
  • Human Dimensions of Disasters and Conflict: Trauma, Stress and Resilience
  • Ethno-political Conflicts in the Canadian Context
  • Professional Field Placement
  • Case Studies in Humanitarian Action: Advanced Policy and Practice
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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).

Academic Requirements

Standard Admission
  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a relevant and related field*, with a minimum GPA of 'B+' (3.33/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Flexible Admission

    • Applicants who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA requirement, will be required to have a minimum 5 years of relevant* professional experience.
    • Applicants without an undergraduate degree will normally require 10 years of work experience, with a minimum of two years of relevant* professional experience.
    • All flexible admission applicants will be required to take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" and obtain a minimum B+ (77%).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15317 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30634 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    12155 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24310 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Financial planning is a crucial component of early educational planning. Please review funding opportunites well before your program begins to help build a reasonable budget.

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Awards

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Research Scholarships

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Other Funding

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