EUCLID, an intergovernmental treaty-based institution, offers an online master in mediation and conflict resolution in partnership with WMO Berlin (World Mediation Organization). Its goal is to prepare practitioners and experts able to provide world-class and effective mediation services at all levels of conflict (interpersonal, communal, regional, national and international). Conflict is present and destructive at all levels of life and society. Our still-new century is rife with inter-personal conflicts which are expressed and originated on various accounts: ethnic, religious, psychological, economic, etc. Because conflict is so damaging to society, mediation and conflict resolution has become a very important skill, one that can be applied to serve many organizations and government bodies. These are some of the critical topics covered in EUCLID's unique online Master in Mediation and Conflict Resolution - unique because offered by an international intergovernmental organization committed to facilitating dialogue and conflict resolution, as well as unique for being delivered completely is distance / online format. The EUCLID MMCR is also unique for blending personal level psychology with high-level issues (diplomacy, inter-religious dialogue) and practical skills (negotiation), the purpose is to offer a comprehensive coverage of this broad topic.
- ACA-401 (International Academic and Legal Writing)
- TPH-499 (Argumentation and Critical Thinking)
- MCM-601 (Mediation and Conflict Resolution Foundation Course)
- DIP-411 (International Conflicts: Theory and History)
- DIP-502 (Negotiation and Conflict Management)
- DIP-606 (Thesis)
Select Optional / Elective Courses (list may not be exhaustive):
- TREL-4680 (Philosophy of Religion)
- LAW-INT1 (International Law)
- MCM-603 (Mediation: Skills and Applications)
- MCM-606 (Restorative Justice and Reconciliation)
- MCM-609 (Conflict Transformation)
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent, issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO IAU handbook / WHED database. Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without a Bachelor’s degree if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested. Students are expected to be in a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.
ACADEMIC NOTES / OUTCOME:
It is fair to say that EUCLID’s programs are better described as ‘distance’ rather than ‘online’ study programs. This means that students do not have to connect at a particular day and time to participate in bulletin board discussions as is often the case with ‘online’ programs. Rather, our programs emphasize the ability to absorb a vast amount of material on a personal basis, which makes them suitable for fast readers who on their own have a record of intense book reading and passionate interest in their field of study. EUCLID evaluates the applicant’ interpersonal and teamwork skills—which are essential for personal and professional success—on the basis of prior experience confirmed by means of an extensive personal interview. Because EUCLID was established to serve active diplomats and other government officials, it is expected that these professional skills will have been acquired and demonstrated in the course of the applicant’s career. In some cases, EUCLID may propose specific courses (which may not even be listed as electives) in order to bring interpersonal skills (including public speaking) to a suitable level. Upon completion of the program, every student is expected to have become a subject matter expert in a practical diplomacy. Students planning to continue their studies with a doctorate should request the full master’s thesis option which extends the credit requirement to 40 credits.
EUCLID has ongoing enrollment (intake) for this program. It is acceptable to apply several months in advance but it is recommended to apply 60-40 days in advance. General public slots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.