Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security

Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security

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Course title Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security
Course code PMACRMFT0
Postnominal M.A. CRMS(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Omar Grech
Delivered by Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution
This dual degree programme combines the faculties of two renowned educational institutions: George Mason’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution School, the oldest and largest programme of graduate conflict studies in the United States, and the University of Malta’s recently established Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution (CSPCR), whose main interests are, inter alia, conflict resolution practices, the relationship between conflict and human rights, as well as justice and security.

If you successfully complete this course, you will earn two Masters’ degrees:

1. MSc Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.
2. MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security from the University of Malta.
The programme provides an array of theoretical and practical tools, enabling you to carry on a systematic and ongoing study of the nature, origins, and types of conflicts, and develop the requisite processes and conditions for the productive resolution of conflicts.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a first cycle degree obtained with a Second Class Honours or better classification, or an equivalent classification.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 14,500

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 14,500
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Identify and assess the value commitments that underpin the work of both conflict researchers and conflict resolution practitioners.
• Assess the intervention and its resolution and outcomes.
• Identify the role of culture in contributing contexts through the lens of culture.
• Critically assess more practice-based texts from the field representing the experiences of practitioners.
• Analyse concepts and methodologies developed during the study-unit and explain concepts and assessments you have made.
This course is intended if you have an academic inclination towards learning more about conflict analysis and resolution and Mediterranean Security in order to enter a career in the area.
As a graduate of this dual degree programme, you will be able to enter a career in mediation, analysis and negotiation. By earning a joint through two Universities simultaneously, you will be seen as an attractive candidate from future employers.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 28 March 2022

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