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Postgraduate Opportunitites


MA Conflict Transformation and Social Justice

An opportunity to study international relations in a location where communal conflicts have a clear international aspect.

This is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme taught through subject areas that include law, anthropology, english, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology and the creative arts.

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Master's Programmes in Conflict and Conflict Transformation

In addition to the Master's programme in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, the University also offers Master's programmes in Conflict and Conflict Transformation.

These are taught by some of the most respected and knowledgeable academics in the field in Schools across the University.

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MA Conflict Transformation


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MSc Political Psychology

Political Psychology is a growing inter-disciplinary sub-field drawing on insights from a number of disciplines including Psychology, Political Science and History.

This programme adopts a predominantly critical social psychological approach and places a strong emphasis on understanding how political psychological concepts may operate in practice.

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MA Violence, Terrorism and Security

With the rise of groups like ISIS & the legacies of 9/11 & al-Qaeda, the study of Violence, Terrorism & Security is at forefront of academic, policy-making, media & popular debate.

This programme provides dynamic and critical study in Violence, Terrorism and Security. Its aim is to help students develop a critical and analytical approach to problems in the contemporary world of these three areas. It challenges accepted wisdom and opens up the debate about the role of violence in relation to political power in the current era.

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Summer School and Winter School

Conflict Transformation

International Summer School

Providing students with a broad overview of conflict resolution, this summer school offers a comparative international perspective on conflict transformation and social justice. Drawing on the experience of conflict in Ireland while considering case studies and examples from around the world.

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Winter School 2017

Peace Building & Conflict Transformation

The third annual Winter School will explore how some of the main issues that have been identified by the United Nations as being central to the process of peace building and conflict transformation have been addressed in Northern Ireland over the past twenty years.

Winter School 2017

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2017-18 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme (DFID Award)

The University has two awards under this scheme to support scholars commencing their studies in 2017-18. One of the awards is available to students applying to the MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice.

Each scholarship* normally covers for the successful candidate:

  • Approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (arranged by the university)
  • Approved tuition and examination fees
  • Stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,043 per month, (rates quoted at 2016-2017 levels)
  • Thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a dissertation, where applicable (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)
  • Warm clothing allowance and visa reimbursement, where applicable
  • Study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)
  • Excess baggage allowance, up to an annual approved limit, when returning home (claimed from and paid by the university; funded by the CSC)

‌‌‌*Please note that candidates should be sufficiently fluent in written and spoken English to pursue their proposed studies. A pre-sessional English course is not covered by the scholarship.

*No additional allowances are available for spouses or other dependants.

For more information and details on how to apply for this opportunity please click here.‌

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