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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


Postgraduate Research


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 ESRC Short Course

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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ESRC Advanced Training Initiative

Legal, ethical and moral issues in researching conflict, violence and peace

The course is open to PhD students, early career researchers, practitioners and members of relevant civil society groups. It highlights the latest developments in the literature and raises awareness of a number of key issues involved in researching conflict, violence and peace.

ESRC Advanced Training Initiative

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