The Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies program at Hacettepe University is a two-year program founded on the principle of developing cultures of peace and peace perspectives.
The founder, Dr. Havva Kok Arslan, has developed her ideas into a Master’s program focused on teaching peace processes that apply and promote universal ethics to Turkey and the global agenda.
Applicants must hold a 4- year bachelors degree from an accredited institution and have fluency in English, proven with TOEFL-Ibt 70 or IELTS (AC) 6.
For Turkish applicants for proof of fluency in English, 75 from ÜDS or its equivalent in TOEFL-Ibt (70) or IELTS (6) is required. They are also required to obtain 55 from ALES.
Your first year will be spent in Istanbul where you will immerse yourself in peacemaking through an integrative analysis of the psychosocial, political, moral, and spiritual realities of our lives. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively analyze and evaluate the theories and practices of peacebuilding, while gaining an in-depth understanding of violent, destructive conflict in the world.
After your second year you may return home, or, stay in Istanbul in order to write your MA thesis. All course and thesis work will be taught and supervised by a group of highly credentialed international peace experts who bring years of dedication and expertise to trans-disciplinary processes of non violence and social transformation.
Hacettepe University’s Department of International Relations will accept its first Peace and Conflict Studies students for the Fall 2012 semester in Istanbul, Turkey. Bridging two continents, Asia and Europe, Istanbul symbolizes the goals of peacebuilding in uniting people and cultures. Charming, diverse, and cosmopolitan, Istanbul attracts people from around the world to its rich cultural history and sheer beauty. As a secular democracy, Turkey is in a unique position to influence geopolitical realities and to act as a stabilizing, mediating force in the region. As a peace scholar, you will develop an understanding of Turkey’s uniquely diverse history, and find that it offers an endless array of case histories to apply to your research.
In order to apply students must send a copy of their transcript, a detailed CV, and proof of English fluency. If necessary, we will conduct online interviews with applicants. Please send the required materials to the following email address: email@example.com. Once your application is evaluated you will be contacted with further information.
September 15, 2012.