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Peace & Conflict Management


Situated in the heart of the Middle East, in Israel’s most culturally diverse city, bringing together students from all countries and religions, UHaifa International’s sought-after Master of Arts in Peace & Conflict Management is an authentic human lab for peacebuilding.

Introducing state-of-the-art multidisciplinary theory, practical intervention frameworks, and extra-curriculum fieldwork, this unique program trains students to transform conflict into peace, on both local and global levels.

Professional or aspiring policy makers, diplomats, group facilitators, counsellors and more, can greatly benefit from this hands-on, real-world oriented program.

Program Highlights:
  • An invaluable opportunity to experience, understand and address local and global conflicts, especially specific conflicts in Israeli society and the Middle East.
  • Provides theoretical knowledge and practical tools to deal with real-world ethno-national conflicts and peace building.
  • Based on a multidisciplinary curriculum, including Social Sciences, Psychology, International Relations and Social Work.
  • Incorporates a practical internship at relevant peacebuilding and conflict management organizations.
  • Includes field trips throughout Israel connected to local and regional conflicts.
  • Introduces real-time simulations of decision-making, negotiations, and conflict management.
One Year, One Degree

Our one-year international master’s program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through September. Graduates will be awarded a Master of Arts (MA) in Peace & Conflict Management.

Hybrid Study Option

This program offers a hybrid study option, allowing students to attend lectures via Zoom from abroad


Students who wish to pursue the thesis track must have a minimum average of 90 after their first semester. Requests for the thesis track will be considered individually and are dependent on students’ achievements, their ability to secure a supervisor, and other factors. The thesis will be submitted within one year of completion of their coursework, which may require an extended stay at the university.

Meet Dr. Ran Kutner
Highlighted Courses

Theories and issues in intergroup conflict: A multi-disciplinary perspective

Paths to Peace: Conflict Management, Conflict Resolution, Peace-building and Reconciliation

Community Conflict and Civil Society

Building Consensus: Basic Negotiation, Mediation and Facilitation Skills

Multi-Track Diplomacy: Transforming Violent Conflict

* The curriculum is subject to change without notice

Admission Requirements
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA, 80% (B) (Israeli system), or equivalent in all undergraduate courses.
  • Good command of the English language.

Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Political Science will be required to successfully complete the following introductory courses before the first semester of the program:

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Introduction to Political Science/Government
Application documents
  • Copy of undergraduate diploma and official transcript of BA degree showing full list of courses, date of graduation, and conferred degree.
  • Two recommendations letters
  • TOEFL – score 89 or alternative acceptable English language examination score
  • Personal Statement (500 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resumé
  • Medical forms (international students only)
  • Copy of valid passport
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