Prevention, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Octobre 2022
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What is an MSc Prevention, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution?

This year of the MSc cycle allows students to prepare for a career in an NGO, a company, a consulting firm or a public institution working in France and abroad on national and international crisis issues. In a world where the areas of tension are numerous and multifaceted, conflict prevention and resolution techniques are increasingly implemented in order to avoid the material destruction and loss of human life caused by armed conflicts as well as the destabilization of entire countries over long periods of time.

The second year of the MSc program allows students to specialize in a particular field of activity. An internship can be completed for this program.

The MSc Prevention, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution program

Deuxième année

The courses are given in French.

Major course topics:

  • Foreign policies and comparative diplomacy
  • Intergovernmental and transnational actors
  • Area analysis
  • Negotiation techniques
  • International treaties and conventions
  • Negotiation and intercultural management
  • European policies and cooperation
  • Financing and setting up of international projects
  • Public-private partnerships for cooperation and development
  • Sources and analysis of crises and conflicts
  • Humanitarian law, migration and human rights
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Prevention and crisis management
  • Work experience report
  • Public speaking and professional writing
  • LV2 – LV3 (German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese)

The course of the MSc Prevention, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

The year consists of:

  • lectures
  • TD (Tutored Work) courses in small groups
  • group work
  • e-learning
  • seminars
  • face-to-face courses

Throughout the year, students are evaluated through continuous assessment. At the end of each semester, mid-term exams, case studies or oral exams are the methods used to evaluate the students.

Each fundamental course (lectures) is associated with tutorials in small groups and specialized conferences.

Each semester, in addition to lectures, seminars and tutorials, in French and English, students are accompanied in :

  • Their preparation for the professional world and the search for an internship (between 4 and 6 months)
  • In the realization of individual or collective projects
  • In the organization of a series of conferences around public figures.

Pre-requisites of the MSc Prevention, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Applications for the first year of the MSc program are open to holders of or in the process of obtaining a BAC+4 (240 ECTS) or an equivalent foreign degree in humanities, law, social sciences, politics or economics.

Conditions of access to the MSc Prevention, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

To enter the MSc 2, students must put together an application and take an oral exam. All the details are explained in the MSc Admission page.

If a new student: the candidate obtains the results of the competition 4 weeks after presenting his/her file to a jury

If you are a former HEIP student: the re-enrollment platform is open from May 1 to July 16, 2022.

Tuition fees for the MSc Prevention, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution for the academic year 2022-2023

By YearSchool Fees
Year 270 € of file fees
8 900 € with a reservation deposit of 1 100 €.
92 € CVEC tax to be paid before the start of the school year following registration

Practical information of the MSc Prevention, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Taux de réussite

For the MSc, the rate of integration into employment is within 6 months after graduation, i.e. 83% (year 2020).


All our speakers are lecturers or experts in their field.


Classes are held at :

10 Sextius Michel
75015 Paris


The HEIP admission process is accessible to people with physical disabilities since the competition is 100% online.

For people with invisible or mental disabilities, the admission teams may adapt the tests.

All HEIP campuses (Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and London) are accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Referent for disability in Paris and Bordeaux:

Farida Cherkaoui

Referent for disability Lyon :

Karolina Paume

Updated 12 March 2024