Master of Conflict Management and Resolution
Lead businesses and people through change
Enhance your current qualifications and prove your leadership potential. Gain the knowledge and practical skills to analyse, manage and resolve conflicts in a range of workplace, community, and interpersonal settings.
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At the completion of this degree students will be able to:
- give specialised advice to others on how to constructively manage conflict
- effectively communicate with, and help, people in conflict
- evaluate complicated situations of conflict for professional practice
- use independent ethical judgment and initiative.
Master of Conflict Management and Resolution graduates pursue careers in a variety of areas including business, law, healthcare, education, public service, and human resources. You could find employment in a broad range of workplace environments that rely on productive professional relationships and require strong leadership skills. You could also work as a conflict resolution specialist, mediator, arbitrator, or conciliator.
Graduates may gain external accreditation with the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System and Conflict Coaching International.
Successful completion of some subjects (masterclass attendance required) meet requirements for accreditation as a mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System and as a REAL Conflict Coach through Conflict Coaching International.
Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor degree, or equivalent. Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, as equivalent to this.
Pathway entry is available through successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Conflict Management and Resolution.
Work and Life
You may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the JCU Credit Transfer Procedure. Where entry to the course is gained through experience in employment without qualifications, that experience cannot also be used for credit.
English Proficiency Requirements
If you are of a non-English speaking background you must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II [https://www.jcu.edu.au/policy/procedures/student-services-procedures/admissions-policy-schedule-ii] of the JCU Admissions Policy.
If you don't meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry into this course, or if you want to enhance your career prospects, JCU offers pathway study options.
Advanced standing of up to 4 subjects (12 credit points) may be granted for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure. Credit will be granted only for subjects completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Develop the skills required to manage conflict and lead innovative and sustainable change in business. Engage in practical, skill-based learning with genuine conflict scenarios. This degree is online, with optional face-to-face masterclasses.
Recommended Study Pattern
5 core + 0 minor + 7 elective
- Applied Research Project or Professional Project/Internship
- Conflict Analysis
- Conflict Resolution Processes
- Foundations of Multidisciplinary Research and Communication
- Ethics and Reflective Practice in Conflict Management and Resolution
Students must complete 12 subjects.
Maximum time to complete your degree is 6 years. Maximum leave of absence is 1 year.
Students who exit the degree prior to completion may be eligible to receive one of the following awards:
- Graduate Certificate of Conflict Management and Resolution
- Graduate Diploma of Conflict Management and Resolution.