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Master's Degree in Conflict Risk Management

Program that includes the requirements to register as Mediator
Cristina Sosa director of the Office for Asylum and Refuge, at Nebrija University
Master's Degree in Conflict Risk Management Master's Degree in Conflict Risk Management

Master's Degree in Conflict Risk Management

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Summary

Student profile:

The Master's degree is aimed at all students and professionals interested in expanding their education in the field of conflict analysis and resolution. This means that all those who have an associate's or undergraduate degree in any of the areas of social and legal sciences can apply.

Within the specific requirements of the program is having completed at least 6 ECTS credits, or an equivalent professional load, in subjects related to the analysis and resolution of conflicts, including legal or international relations matters.

The student is also expected to have an ability for dialogue, an open mind, willingness to share and actively participate in the course, as well as the ability to finish the indicated tasks and papers on the specified dates.

Official degree:University Master's Degree in Conflict Risk Management

Learning center:School of Social Sciences

Branch of knowledge:Social and Legal Sciences

Total Credits 60 créditos.
Minimum 12 ECTS credits and maximum 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic year

Academic year it was implemented:2019-2020

Duration: 1 year. From October to June

Places offered: - Classroom attendance: 25
- Blended: 20
- Distance learning: 20

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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Quality of the degree

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Expert teaching staff, mix of professionals and academics

This Master's Degree responds to a professional and research need within the framework of the analysis and resolution of conflicts, both on the national and international level. Its most significant element is the training of mediators.

The program's teaching and research approach is multidisciplinary, as it is accessible to professionals and researchers from all areas of the social and legal sciences.

Currently, the training of professionals in mediation is a need demanded by public and private institutions that must respond to a multitude of conflicts in different areas.

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This program has specific training on mediation, as an alternative method in the resolution of disputes. This method needs some particular skills that will be acquired in the master's degree. In this way, the program includes the requirements that allow the graduate to officially register as a Mediator, which is an increase in their employability, since the massive use of mediation as processes would reduce the number of cases in the courts in a significant way. Currently, just in Spain, over 10 thousand cases are resolved through mediation.

Testimonials

"The Master's Degree in Conflict Risk Management prepares students to resolve conflicts in an uncertain and complex world. The program includes a rigorous theoretical curriculum that explores the nature of conflict in today's world, integrating the development of alternative conflict resolution competences, ranging from local and national, to the global level."

Susana de Sousa Ferreira, Director of the Master's Degree in Conflict Risk Management

"Completing the Master's Degree in Conflict Management and Resolution enables the student to carry out a correct analysis of the conflict, to know the most appropriate way to face it and to use the techniques developed by the Harvard School mediation and negotiation model, thus transforming weaknesses into strengths, which is of vital importance for the survival and growth in both social and business environments, as well as in the international system."

María Jesús Fernández, director of the International ProMediation Institute

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Two itineraries: professional and researcher, with access to doctoral studies

International faculty

Active professionals as part of the teaching staff, which offers students a real vision of the sector.

Professional internships

All students can carry out internships in some of the best companies and institutions in the sector, such as Instituto Promediación, General Secretariat for Defense Policy or UNICEF

Three educational modalities

The possibility of studying the Master's degree in the classroom attendance, blended, or online modalities e breaks down the barriers of education and allows for the personal and professional life to be compatible with the education process, with full guarantees of success.

Curriculum


All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 60 credits


Professional 60 ECTS

  • First Semester
  • 6 ECTS | Theory of conflict
  • 6 ECTS | Postmodernity, globalization and international society
  • 6 ECTS | Conflict and interculturality
  • 6 ECTS | Competences for conflict resolution I
  • 6 ECTS | Competences for conflict resolution II
  • Second Semester
  • 6 ECTS | Conflicts and mediation I
  • 6 ECTS | Conflicts and mediation II
  • 12 ECTS | Final research project for Master's degree
  • 6 ECTS | Professional internships

Research 60 ECTS

  • First Semester
  • 6 ECTS | Theory of conflict
  • 6 ECTS | Postmodernity, globalization and international society
  • 6 ECTS | Conflict and interculturality
  • 6 ECTS | Competences for conflict resolution I
  • 6 ECTS | Competences for conflict resolution II
  • Second Semester
  • 6 ECTS | Conflicts and mediation I
  • 6 ECTS | Conflicts and mediation II
  • 6 ECTS | Research methodology
  • 12 ECTS | Final research project for Master's degree

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Employability


Professional Opportunities

The training of professionals in mediation is a need demanded by public and private institutions that must respond to a multitude of conflicts in different areas. In order to facilitate professional understanding of this way of resolving conflicts, it is necessary to create a space for reflection, instruction and dialogue with specialists of recognized prestige, through which the necessary conditions can be provided for the adequate education of future professionals who have to intervene in conflict areas, either from public or private institutions.

From a purely international dimension, conflict prevention is currently one of the framework priorities of the Spanish government and, as such, has been presented in the campaign that has led to our country being elected as member of the UN Security Committee.


Registry of Mediators and Mediation Institutions in Spain

The Master's Degree in Conflict Risk Management offers specific training for the acquisition of skills in Mediation, which are valid for carrying out the mediation activity.

At the end of the educational program of the Master's Degree in Conflict Risk Management, and once in possession of the official diploma, the registration will be carried out on the official portal of the Ministry of Justice.

Information on the Registry of Mediators and Mediation Institutions


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