PhD in Mediation and Conflict Resolution


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Program Description


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 Doctorate 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 online doctorate in mediation and conflict resolution 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.


Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent, issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO IAU handbook or 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.


  • ACA-401 International Academic and Professional Paper Writing
  • TPH-499 Argumentation and Critical Thinking
  • MCM-601 Mediation and Conflict Resolution Foundation Course
  • MCM-602 Understanding Conflict
  • MCM-603 Negotiation: Skills and Applications
  • MCM-604 Mediation: Skills and Applications
  • DIP-502 Negotiation and Conflict Management

Elective courses (partial list):

  • ANTH-362 Race and Ethnic Relations
  • DIP-406A International Organizations I
  • DIP-606 Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis
  • LAW-INT1 International Law and Treaty Law (1)
  • MCM-606 Restorative Justice and Reconciliation
  • MCM-608 Peace Education: Concepts and Applications
  • MCM-609 Conflict Transformation
  • MCM-611 Disaster - Conflict Interface
  • MCM-612 OSCE Training Module
  • DIP-411 International Conflicts: Theory and History
  • IRD-401 Advanced Studies in Inter-Religious Dialogue
  • DIP-801M Global Terrorism 1


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.

Last updated Mar 2018

About the School

EUCLID is, like the European Central Bank, NATO or the African Union, an international intergovernmental organization (IGO).

EUCLID is, like the European Central Bank, NATO or the African Union, an international intergovernmental organization (IGO). Read less
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