Program Description

The program was launhed in 2000-2001 academic year as a concentartion area of Political Science MA Program. In 2004-2005 academi year, the application of opening it as a separate program was approved by YÖK and from that year on, it is run as an MA Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. It aims to take a regional lead in providing support for peacemaking and conflict prevention schemes on the ground. Language of instruction is English.

Program Objectives

The M.A. Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to improve the understanding and resolution of current, often violent social conflicts. The program combines both micro and macro level analyses that link theory with practice. For this purpose, the program encourages and promotes:

  • Analyses of current and persistent conflict situations with an emphasis on perceptual and cultural aspects of social conflicts.
  •  Research in negotiation, third-party intervention, cooperative decision making, interactive conflict resolution, and track-two diplomacy applied to various social contexts.
  •  Creative design and implementation of conflict resolution process to policy issues related to disputes in or among identity groups, governments, organizations, civil society or corporations.

Qualification Awarded

The Master 's Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution ( second cycle in Conflict Analysis and Resolution ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum.

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle

Specific Admission Requirements

The general requirements explained in “Quotas and Admissions” of Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate Programs for admission of students.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 3.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Exemptness from the courses which are included in transfer and student exchange programs are regulated by the related articles in Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate. At Sabancı University, apart from formal education institutions, there is no recognition process for informal-based or experience-based (in-formal and non-formal) learning.

Program Outcomes

  1. Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning
  2. Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life.
  3. Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs
  4. Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments.
  5. Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English.
  6. Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating.
  7. Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
  8. Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
  9. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the different approaches, concepts, and theoretical legacies in the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Studies.
  11. Identify interconnections of knowledge within and across the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, literature, visual studies, philosophy, and psychology.
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple methodologies used in cultural analysis; in particular, ethnographic fieldwork, participant-observation, interviewing, oral history, focus group discussions, textual criticism, and visual analysis
  13. Cultivate a critical approach to the study of culture, articulating the relations between culture, power, and history; exploring cultural diversity and socio-cultural change at the local, national and global level; and exploring the corresponding demands for rights and social justice.
  14. Be able to conduct original research and develop sound analysis of phenomena in the realm of cultural production, consumption, and representation; develop and present advanced oral and written evaluations of one's research and arguments.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

  • International organizations,
  • NGO's, the Ministry of Foregin Affairs
  • Consulting firms
  • Academic Career

Access to Further Studies

The general requirements explained in “Quotas and Admissions” of Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate Programs for acceptance of the students to be taken to the graduate programs.

Exam Regulations and Assessment & Grading

The evaluation and grading of each course is included in “Examinations & Academic Assessment and Grades” of Information on the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate for admission of students.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are explained in the Instruction Letter For Sabancı Unıversity Graduate for admission of students.

Mode of Study

Full-Time

Program Coordinator

Ayşe Betül Çelik-betul.celik@sabanciuniv.edu