Scholarship: M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security

Scholarship for Maltese/EU student to follow the M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security degree programme

The University of Malta and George Mason University, through the Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution, are offering a scholarship to suitably qualified Maltese and EU citizens to pursue studies leading to the award of the M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security. The scholarship is intended to contribute to the development of a community of conflict resolution practitioners in Malta, in line with the Centre’s mission and mandate.

The scholarship will cover the tuition fees for the M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security degree programme which are currently set at EUR 14,500.

The M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security is offered jointly with the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution of George Mason University, USA (the oldest and largest conflict resolution school in the USA) The main objective of this programme is to provide students with an array of theoretical and practical tools that will enable them to deal effectively with conflicts at the micro and macro levels. It also places a specific emphasis on the Mediterranean context as an area where these skills are particularly useful. The M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security enables students to:
  • carry on a systematic and ongoing study of the nature, origins, and types of conflicts
  • analyse the international relations and security scenarios of the Mediterranean and in particular the nature, types and origins of the conflicts in the region
  • develop the requisite processes and conditions for the productive resolution of conflicts
  • apply the theories, skills, processes and techniques to empirical case-studies that focus on the Mediterranean.
  • A recognised degree as deemed relevant by the Board of the Centre for the Study and Practice of Conflict Resolution. Given the multidisciplinary character of conflict resolution, students are expected to hold a first degree obtained with second class honours or equivalent, in any of the following subjects: sociology, anthropology, political science, law, International relations, human rights, development studies, diplomacy, psychology or languages
  • English Language Proficiency: applicants who have not studied in Malta are required to present an internationally recognised English Language Proficiency Certificate at the required level.
Applicants should be in possession of Maltese or EU nationality and have demonstrable academic ability and an interest in and commitment to conflict resolution. Prior experience in conflict resolution and/or related sectors will be considered an asset and a strong motivation to pursue postgraduate studies. Applicants should also have strong intercultural communication skills.

Application procedure

Apply by sending an email to cspcr@um.edu.mt and provide your curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and a letter of motivation explaining why you are applying for this scholarship and how your profile fits in with this scholarship call.

Applications will be received until 1 May 2019.


https://www.um.edu.mt/study/cspcrscholarship