Race, Ethnicity, Conflict, M.Phil.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14705
    Tuition (Year)
    7925
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The success of the MPhil, which has been running since 1997, lies in the unique way it combines a focus on race-critical theory, population movement, conflict and resistance.

About

This one-year postgraduate course examines the techniques used by states and international agencies to manage peoples and conflict, their social and cultural impact and the responses they elicit. It applies a wide variety of sociological theories to racialization, gender, migration, ethnic conflict and peace-making. Students are taught to complete an independent research project on these issues

Staff, students and alumni form a friendly, ethnically diverse intellectual community with links to the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice, the Long Room Hub, Trinity Research in Social Sciences, the Migration and Employment Research Centre, and the Conflict and Resistance Research Group all in Trinity College Dublin, and with a host of national and international academic and civil society organisations involved in race critical theory, critical peace studies, anti-racism, migrant support, Traveller rights and nomadism.

Is it for me?

The MPhil is designed for people who work or wish to work in any of these fields, and/or who are thinking of PhD research. Our recent graduates work for NGOs (national and international), in migrant and Traveller rights, as barristers, playwrights, political activists, researchers, teachers, academics, gardai, journalists, social workers. According to figures compiled by the College Careers Service, over 90% of our MPhil graduates are either in employment, internships or in further study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Race and ethnicity - theoretical concepts
  • Research Methods and the Research Project
  • Colonialism, Conflict and Liberal Intervention
  • Human Rights and Global Issues
  • Gender, Race and Conflict
  • Migration and the European Labour market
  • Migration and education in Europe and North America
  • Conflict Zones: Case Studies
  • Race, Ethnicity and Social Policy
  • Forced Migration and Ethnic Cleansing
  • Politics of Peace and Conflict (capped at 5 MPhil Students)
  • UN & Peacekeeping (capped at 5 MPhil Students)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 570

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Candidates should have an Honors Bachelor degree (preferably upper-second class honors or equivalent, GPA of at least 3.2) in one of the social sciences or a degree that includes social science as a component.

However, consideration will also be given to applicants with other relevant academic qualifications, work experience in the fields of population movement or conflict and/or publications that demonstrate analytical skills. 

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14705 International
  • EUR 7925 EU/EEA

Funding

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