The M.A./LL.M program in International Law and Conflict Resolution is an important resource of academic and practical expertise addressing the increasing interest in studying conflict transformation, resolution, problem solving and negotiation. The expertise already acquired and disseminated by the Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution and by the Faculty of Law becomes even more indispensable in the context of recent political and historical developments, in the Middle East and elsewhere.
The international M.A./LL.M program, which is taught in English, will be open to graduates of programs in relevant fields, such as international relations, law, political science, communications, psychology, conflict settlement, sociology, history and Middle East studies, who have studied in Israel or abroad. The program is devoted to studying the sources and causes of domestic and external conflicts in general and in Israel in particular. It explores the methods, techniques and strategies that can help manage and resolve these conflicts from different disciplinary points of view, including international relations, law, political science, social psychology, communication and media studies and sociology.
Faculty in the program will include leading experts from Israel, as well as leading international experts. It will offer both academic and practical perspectives.
This advanced degree program will provide students with an excellent understanding of both theory and practice in international conflict resolution, international law and their interface, and will equip them with first rate knowledge and skills that will help them develop careers in governmental foreign services and in other governmental offices, in policy think tanks and research centers, in international organizations and NGOs dealing with conflict resolution and reconciliation, in academic institutes and universities, in the media and in other leadership positions.
The program is run in cooperation with the Rothberg International School.
Course of Study
Students are to complete 32 credits in 2 semesters (one academic year).
The program requirements are as follows:
Overall - 32 credits
Background courses – 6 credits.
Core mandatory courses – 6-11 credits.
Interdisciplinary Departmental Seminar – 1 credit.
Workshops -2-3 credits.
Seminars – at least 8 credits.
Elective courses – 3-7 credits.
Minimum B.A. average required – 85 (Israeli students) or the equivalent (non-Israeli students).
Applicants who did not previously study at an educational institution where the language of instruction was English must submit official TOELFL or IELTS scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test or 89 on the internet–based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7.
The minimum Amir score required is 220 and the minimum Amiram or Psychometry score required is 120.