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The Masters in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution is directed towards anyone interested in receiving a solid training which will allow them to work on the promotion of social change based on peace culture, a growing need in a world which is choosing confrontation, the violation of rights, xenophobia and authoritarianism as an answer to the problems it faces.

Faced with these options, this Masters offers conceptual and methodological tools, as well as internships directed towards the design and implementation of mediation programs, aimed at both an international (conflict resolution) and local (intercultural mediation, the construction of a global citizenship) level.

To complete the training, the Masters provides its students internships at international organizations and organisms, which will allow them to consolidate the knowledge acquired in class.

Máster semi-presencial
Horario: viernes por la tarde (16.30 h a 20.30) y sábados de 10.00 a 14.00)
Precio: 2.880 €
Localización: Campus Cantoblanco Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
master@demospaz.org
Teléfono: 91 497 57 01 y 91 497 52 71
Horario de atención al público: lunes a jueves, de 9 a 14h

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Presentation

Today’s world faces a series of grand political, social, economic and cultural challenges, which require urgent solutions: violence, understood no only as direct aggression, but also as a structure which perpetuates poverty, the growing economic inequality which affects countries at all levels of development, the ever more intense and multiform human mobility, the gender inequality that affects all dimensions of women’s lives, the unsustainability of our ways of production and consumption, challenging the biophysical limits of our planet, the erosion of democratic systems, the rise of exclusionary discourses…These are all problems that, more often than they should, are approached within excluding parameters and obsolete management frameworks, which make overcoming these problems virtually impossible. Thus, the DEMOSPAZ Masters in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution has chosen a multidisciplinary and innovative approach, which offers specific tools with which to build solutions based on mediation and respect for human rights.

 

The Masters aims at providing its students with the skills which will enable them to face the  mentioned challenges and, for this purpose, it offers a balanced combination of theoretical, methodological and practical contents. The programme offers strategies to dismantle the mental walls blocking change, based on inclusive values and a society which truly involves all persons; a world which encompasses many worlds and where a sense of global citizenship is promoted; equal rights, respect, tolerance and the appreciation of diversity, respect for nature and the environment, ultimately, values related to a global responsibility. It is in this sense that the Masters overcomes eurocentric, productivist and patriarchal views and open to methodological and epistemological focuses from the South. Once they have completed the teaching modules, the practices and Masters Thesis, the programme’s graduates will be ready to design and implement programmes directed towards facing the challenges mentioned through peace culture.

Objetives

The overall objetive of the Masters in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution is to provide the students with a theoretical-conceptual framework which will allow them to conduct a comprehensive analysis of conflicts, as well as developing methodological and technical skills for the design and implementation of effective responses. These responses include both the international dimension of the conflicts (peace negotiations, transitional justice, international mediation), as well as the local and community dimension (diversity management, interculturalism, construction of global citizenship).

 

More specifically, the Master in Culture of Peace and Conflict Resolution has the following learning objectives:

 

  1. Facilitating the understanding of the different approaches and theories in peace and conflict studies and provide ways to build peace in the context of globalization, emphasizing the management of diversity (cultural, ethnic, linguistic, religious and in terms of nationality and origin).
  2. Providing the student with theoretical and practical tools that allow the regulation of international and local conflicts by peaceful means based on the principles and methods of international, intercultural and community mediation.
  3. Training in diversity management techniques and strategies for the prevention of violence with the aim of promoting a global cosmopolitan citizenship and inclusive societies. The programme pays special attention to the transformative capacity of education to promote social justice and incorporate the value of collective approaches and the common good to citizenship.
  4. Providing graduates with the theoretical and methodological knowledge that allows them to adequately incorporate programs and policies that design a solid approach to rights, guaranteeing gender mainstreaming and ensuring interventions that address current eco-social challenges.
With the aim of favoring the incorporation to the program of those who are currently performing professional tasks, the Master in Culture of Peace and Conflict Resolution has a SEMIPRESENCIAL character. Thus, the on-site part of the courses are slightly higher than the virtual one in the total load of ECTS .

On-site teaching will take place on Friday afternoons (4 hours) and on Saturday mornings (4 hours).

Recipients

The Masters in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution addresses the theoretical, methodological and practical needs of students and professionals interested Peace Culture and international, local and community Mediation. It aims to respond to an increasing training demand at the international level, which is why the programme encourages the participation of students from different countries. The variety of geographical origins, as well as the diversity of educational and professional experiences are the best space from which to design policies and programs based on negotiation and intercultural mediation.

The Masters is aimed at students with profiles such as the following:

  • Undergraduate students from universities in Spain and abroad who seek to work as teachers or professional technicians in the field of mediation and Peace Culture.
  • Workers and public administration staff (of state, regional or local level) that require the use of mediation tools for the best performance of their functions.
  • Staff of international organizations that need conceptual frameworks and tools to support the design and execution of peace processes.
  • Teachers and trainers that require theoretical frameworks and didactic tools for teaching and spreading a culture of peace.
  • Researchers who wish to specialize in culture of peace and mediation.
  • Staff of NGOs and social organizations with the need to manage models of intercultural coexistence.
  • Journalists and analysts who deal with international and local conflicts.

Structure

The Masters in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution is structured around theoretical, methodological and instrumental contents:

 

Modules Subjects ECTS
THEORETICAL APPROACHES Global risks and peace culture 4
Theoretical foundations of peace and conflicts 4
Mediation and peaceful transformation of conflicts 4
Citizenship and Human Rights 4
PRAXIS, STRATEGIES AND AREAS OF INTERVENTION Negotiations on Peace and International Mediation 5
Community Mediation. Models of diversity management in the city 5
Education for peace, social justice and global citizenship 4
TOOLS Resources for the analysis of social reality 3
Intervention resources for mediation and peace 3
Gender focus in peace interventions 3
INTERNSHIP 9
MASTER THESIS 12
TOTAL CREDITS 60

To complete the 60 ECTS of the Masters, the student must take:

  • 39 credits in semi-attendance Subjects.
  • 9 credits in Practices
  • 12 credits in Master’s Thesis

The student will carry out Internships in any of the organizations with which the UAM has signed agreements, including the International Peace Bureau (Berlin), UNESCO (Paris), United Nations (New York) and Research Centers in Spain and Europe. The internships will assure the students the application of the acquired knowledge and will be carried out under the supervision of tutors who will ensure that the tasks performed are appropriate to their training.

 

Finally, the Masters Thesis (TFM) will allow the student to specialize in an issue that is of special interest for him/her or for his/her professional career. The TFM will be carried out under the supervision of a teacher of the Masters who specializes in said subject, establishing bilateral work procedures that will ensure its quality.

 

Finalmente, el Trabajo Fin de Máster (TFM) permitirá al/a estudiante especializarse en aquella cuestión de especial interés para él o para su trayectoria profesional. El TFM se realizará bajo la supervisión de un/a docente del Máser especialista en la materia, estableciéndose procedimientos de trabajo bilaterales que asegurarán la calidad del mismo.

Educactional Resources

The Masters in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution promotes integrative approaches that go beyond mere isolated information or simple enumeration of data, establishing causal connections between various local and global events and developing an explanatory discourse of reality that interrelates the concepts of culture of peace and nonviolence, mediation, democracy, human rights, inequality and global citizenship. To ensure its theoretical-practical approach, it uses methodological resources that allow converting the classroom into “laboratories” for the design and application of mediation programs.

The Master attaches great importance to the active participation of the students in the different educational activities, their experience and their visions in the face of the problems addressed. Therefore, it promotes methodologies that favor this and also promotes collective action and the development of intercultural capacities to propose and act in complex and diverse spaces.

 

The main didactic resources of the Master are:

  • Presence-based plenary sessions. Directed to the entire group. They will allow teachers to transfer the essential theoretical and methodological contents of the Masters to the students.
  • Workshops. Presence-based. The complete group will participate. They will make it possible for the students to acquire the technical skills for the development of the tools provided in the programme.
  • Virtual training. It will allow to deepen the theoretical and methodological contents of the Master while familiarizing the students with the use of technologies as a work tool. The virtual training has both individual and group activities.
  • Work groups. Taking advantage of the different interests and experiences of the students, thematic groups will be organized to delve into the different contents of the Master.
  • Open Classroom Conferences and colloquia open to the educational community and society about the main issues addressed in the Programme. They will be taught by renowned professionals and will allow the exchange of ideas with people outside the group of students and teachers of the programme.
  • Internships. Focused on any of the aspects addressed in the Masters, they will always be developed under the supervision of a tutor in the place where they are carried out and another in the UAM, which will ensure that its content is useful to the student.

 

Teachers

The Masters in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution has a select group of teachers, all of whom combine teaching work with practical experiences of mediation in their respective fields of competence.

 

The faculty consists of more than 30 specialists among which are:

 

Dr. Ramón Alzate, Professor of Conflict Resolution at the University of the Basque Country, specialist in intervention techniques in conflict resolution in large groups and has carried out multiple projects and scientific publications of national and international character.

 

Dr. Carlos Giménez, Professor of Social Anthropology at the UAM. Director of the DEMOSPAZ-UAM Institute. Expert in Mediation with more than 30 years of experience in Community Intervention programs. Prof. Giménez has directed numerous research projects of Intercultural Social Mediation in the national and international scope.

 

Dr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Professor of Biochemistry. President of the Culture of Peace Foundation. He has been the Director General of UNESCO (1987-1999). Co-President of the High Level Group for the Alliance of Civilizations of the United Nations. Intellectual architect of the Declaration and Plan of Action for a Culture of Peace of the UN.

 

Dra. Manuela Mesa, Director of the Center for Education in Research for Peace (CEIPAZ) and co-director of the DEMOSPAZ-UAM Institute. Teacher and Researcher in Peace Studies, Development and Education. Editor of the Yearbook on Peace and Conflicts since 2004. Prof. Mesa is also a member of the Panel of Experts on the Global Peace Index.

 

Dr. Javier Murillo, Professor of Research Methods and Evaluation in Education at the UAM, is Coordinator of the Research Group on Educational Change for Social Justice (GICE). Coordinates the Ibero-American Research Network on School Change and Efficacy.

 

Dr. Jorge Reichmann, Professor of Moral Philosophy at the UAM as well as poet, essayist and translator. Director of the Trans-disciplinary Research Group on socio-ecological transitions of the Autonomous University of Madrid (GinTRANS2). Prof. Reichmann is an intellectual reference in green political philosophy, ecological ethics and climate change.

 

Dra. Laura Ruiz Jiménez, Director of the Master’s Degree in International Cooperation at the IUIOG (2000-2015) and Coordinator of the University Research Network on Cooperation for Development (2005-2012), combines teaching with technical cooperation and cooperation consultant for institutions such as AECID, European Union, Ibero-American General Secretariat or Ford Foundation.

 

Dr. Jose Antonio Sanahuja, PhD in Political Science from the Universidad Complutense and M.A. in International Relations by the United Nations University for Peace. Professor of international relations at the Complutense University and researcher at the Instituto Complutense de Estudios Internacionales (ICEI), he is currently Director of the Carolina Foundation.

 

Dra. Cristina Sánchez, Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Faculty of Law (UAM). Director of the University Institute of Women’s Studies (IUEM). She is a member of the Academic Council of the Unesco Chair “Gender Policies and Equality of Rights between Women and Men” and specialist in the work of Hannah Arendt and in Contemporary Feminist Theory.

Admissions and enrollment

Admission requirements

The Master in Culture of Peace and Conflict Resolution is open to students from Spanish universities and any other country. Given its trans-disciplinary nature, the area of previous studies may be from any field of knowledge.

 

In the case of candidates with studies completed at a Spanish university, they must have an official undergraduate degree or a degree of their own that is considered appropriate for access by the Continuing Education Commission of the UAM.

 

People with a foreign degree can access:

  • After its homologation to a Spanish degree
  • Or without homologation, with the prior verification that these studies accredit a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish qualifications and that empower, in the country that issued the degree, to access postgraduate studies.

Student selection criteria

The general criteria for the selection of students incorporated to the Masters are the following:

  • Specific training in the field of social research, research for peace, peace culture and mediation: 12.5%
  • Research and / or professional experience or volunteering in education for peace, gender, environmental sustainability, development and social mediation: 37.5%
  • Connection to active or planned projects, national or international, on peace culture, mediation, gender studies, environmental sustainability, social inclusion, scientific ethics, or in countries in conflict: 37.5%
  • It will be taken into account when forming the group of students that they bring diversity to the classroom in terms of national, territorial, disciplinary, professional, and vital origins, etc. 12.5%

Enrollment

The Masters in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution has a cost of € 2,880, a price that includes school insurance and the issuing of the title. This payment can be paid in installments in three installments of € 960 each.

The pre-registration period for those interested will remain open between March 15 to September 15, 2019.

The admission process will take place between June 1 and October 1, 2019.

The registration period will be open from July 1 to October 15, 2019.

 

Grants

 

The UAM offers a limited number of GRANTS, for the total value or half of the enrollment, which will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Being unemployed: 35%
  • Socioeconomic situation of the family unit: 35%
  • Needing to travel from outside the Community of Madrid for on-site classes: 35%

Qualifications offer

The Master in Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution is a degree from the Autonomous University in Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) of 60 ECTS.

To obtain the Master’s degree, the student must complete:

  • 39 ECTS for the teaching modules, which will be achieved by satisfactorily passing the evaluations and tasks requested in the different subjects.
  • 9 ECTS for the Master’s Final Project, which must be defended before a court set up for this purpose.
  • 12 ECTS for Internships, which will require the approval of the tutor of the organization where they are carried out.

Considering the impossibility for some students of completing the Master in a full year and in the light of students and professionals who want to receive training only on some of the aspects that make up the program, it offers the possibility of attending only to part of it to obtain one of these two Expert Titles:

 

Expert in Peace Culture and International Mediation (30 ECTS) Download brochure

 

Expert in Education for Peace and Community Mediation (30 ECTS) Download brochure

 

The student who obtains one of these Expert degrees can validate the subjects if he / she decides, within 3 years of obtaining the degree, to take the International Master in Culture of Peace, Mediation and Management of Global Citizenship.

To obtain the title of Magister, you only have to take the courses and modules not worked on in the Expert title, paying for the corresponding credits.

 

Expert in Peace Culture and International Mediation

(30 ECTS)

Modules Subjects ECTS
I. THEORETICAL APPROACHES
Global risks and culture of peace 4
Theoretical foundations of peace and conflicts 4
Mediation and peaceful transformation of conflicts 4
Citizenship and Human Rights 4
II. STRATEGIES AND AREAS OF INTERVENTION
Negotiations on peace and international mediation 5

 

III. TOOLS
Resources for the analysis of social reality 3
Intervention resources for mediation and peace 3
MASTER THESIS 3
ECTS 30

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Expert in Education for Peace and Community Mediation

(30 ECTS)

Modules Subjects ECTS
I. THEORETICAL APPROACHES
Theoretical foundations of peace and conflicts 4
Mediation and peaceful transformation of conflicts

4
Citizenship and Human Rights 4
II. STRATEGIES AND AREAS OF INTERVENTION
Community mediation. Diversity management models 5
Education and communication for global citizenship 4

 

III. TOOLS
Resources for the analysis of social reality 3
Intervention resources for mediation and peace 3
MASTER THESIS 3
ECTS 30

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Internships

The student will carry out Internships in any of the organizations with which the UAM has signed agreements and which include some such as the International Peace Bureau (Berlin), UNESCO (Paris), United Nations (New York) and Research Centers in Spain and Europe. The practices will assure the students the application of the acquired knowledge and will be carried out under the supervision of tutors who will ensure that the tasks performed are appropriate to their training.