Program Type

36-40 ICH | 60 ECTS


EUCLID School of Diplomacy and International Affairs

Study Mode

Online / Distance
Part Time or Full Time

EUCLID’s Online PhD in Mediation and Conflict Resolution

EUCLID’s online doctorate / PhD  in mediation and conflict resolution is unique in that offered by an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate and specialized expertise in diplomacy, in partnership with the world’s premier network of mediation professionals: WMO (Berlin).

It is therefore only doctorate in mediation and conflict resolution organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by senior civil servants over 4 continents.

This doctoral program requires pre-dissertation coursework that provide a triple competency: mediation at the international level, mediation at the local and inter-personal level, professional negotiation.

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Academic Presentation

This EUCLID PhD meets the highest international standards by requiring the completion of 90 ICH beyond the Bachelor’s degree, of which 25 are obtained through the dissertation. Most students will enter the program with a relevant Master’s degree, thereby transferring about 35 credits. The pre-dissertation coursework, representing about 35 credits, will build on the student’s prior learning and cover, with graduate level courses:

  • Diplomacy and International Law
  • Conflict Studies
  • Core Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Inter-personal and psychological dimensions, including Critical Thinking
  • Negotiation.

EUCLID has a well-established competency in interfaith studies, which enables students to cover conflict and mediation from a religious perspective.

As is the case for all EUCLID PhDs, this doctorate aims as producing solutions-oriented scholars and practitioners able to serve at all levels of government and civil society.

EUCLID + WMO= Global Mediation in Practice

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Admissions / Entry Requirements for the MMCR

Applicants should have a relevant Master’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook / database. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered

Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential 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 position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

Tuition and Fees

Employment Outlook

This EUCLID MMCR provides outstanding professional and academic preparation to its students for a successful career in mediation at the international, local and inter-personal levels. Our alumni have been successful securing employment and promotions in government service and international organizations.

Faculty Highlights

EUCLID’s MMCR program is supported by a world-class faculty group which is truly global in scope and dedicated to high-quality interaction with each student. For each program, 3 faculty members are featured below, and the full faculty roster is accessible via the top menu.

Pr Daniel Erdmann

Professor of Mediation

Robin van Puyenbroeck

Adjunct Professor of International Affairs
(USA | Belgium)

Pr Charles Doubane

Professor of Diplomacy and Public Law


Download Brochure

The full DMCR Brochure can be downloaded in PDF format.

Why study at EUCLID?

EUCLID is the only intergovernmental, treaty-based university with a UN registered charter and recognized expertise in SD. Its MBASD program was ranked #1 among the world's 17 best by the independent US research firm ``BestCollegesReview``

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