The aim of the Comparative Ethnic Conflict programme is to use the methodological tools of the social sciences in analysing the causes and the attempted resolution of political conflict in ethnically divided regions such as Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in Politics, International Studies or a related subject.
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, normally by providing evidence of one of the following:
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Afternoon and evening.
Normally these degrees are self-funded. If there are any School bursaries, they will be advertised on the School's website
Six taught modules and a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.
Approaches to Research Design
National and Ethnic Conflict Management
Theories of Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict
And two modules from the following:
International Political Economy
International Political Philosophy
Ireland and Europe
Issues in European Governance
Politics of the Republic of Ireland
Examination and continuous assessment.
All of the MA programmes offered by the School provide an appropriate basis for those who wish to proceed to Doctoral study. In addition, our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in both the private and public sectors.
It is also possible to study for a Diploma in each of the areas covered by the School's MA programmes; this is constructed around the coursework elements of the MA programmes. On successful completion of the coursework, it is possible to complete the dissertation for an award of MA.
last updated 22.10.11