M.Phil. Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13958 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP7658 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
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| Dublin, Ireland
The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to these fields of study.

Description

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This course is based in Belfast. After registration in Dublin at the start of the course, teaching takes place in Belfast and other locations over two teaching terms, September to December and January to early April. For the remainder of the programme, including the summer dissertation period, April-September, students may be based in either Belfast or Dublin depending on their research interests. A one term (twelve week) programme is available and is ideal for those on sabbatical, or for those who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending singlemodules.

The M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is designed to suit the needs of specialists already working in conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as those new to these fields of study.

As Trinity's only cross-border School, this course is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It offers an inter-disciplinary approach to the challenges of political and social reconciliation in the aftermath of armed conflict. It equips graduates for work with local and international organisations, and provides transferable skills for a wide variety of careers, including mediation, diplomacy, policy, advocacy, journalism, teaching, and ministry, as well as Ph.D. research.

Modules offered include weekly classes taught at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Belfast, as well as week-long residential courses at the Corrymeela Community's Centre for Reconciliation in Ballycastle on the north Antrim coast. These modules are taught by experts from our partner organisations, Beyond Walls, the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation and Different Tracks Global. Students may also take modules taught at ISE in Dublin. The course offers students academic and theoretical insight into conflict resolution and reconciliation, as well as practical skills and experience through placements and workshops.

Northern Ireland faces many social and political challenges as it emerges from decades of violence. Yet Belfast is a vibrant city, undergoing an exciting post-conflict transformation. The city provides a unique backdrop to the MPhil., allowing students to immerse themselves in a society grappling with the challenges and opportunities of conflict transformation.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • GBP13958 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP7658 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

Common core module:
  • Research Skills.
  • Conflict Analysis and Models of Intervention.
  • Dynamics of Reconciliation.
  • Conflict Resolution Skills.
  • Conflict Transformation.
  • Conflict Resolution Lessons from Comparative Peace Processes.
  • Transitional Justice.
  • Dissertation.
  • Reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
  • Theology of Reconciliation.
  • Community Learning and Reflective Practice in Northern Ireland.
Modules from the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies and the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (both taught in Dublin) are also open to students on the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other programmes must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators.

Requirements

Applicants should normally have an honors degree at second class level or GPA 3.2 or above. Students not meeting these criteria may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Ireland when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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