Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation

Trinity College Dublin

Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation

Modules offered include weekly classes taught at Trinity College Dublin at Belfast, as well as one week intensives. This 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 for the M.Phil., allowing students to immerse themselves in a society grappling with the challenges of, and opportunities for, conflict transformation.

Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (M.Phil. / P.Grad.Dip.) - Full-Time
Course Code: DPTRE-CRRE-1F09

Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (M.Phil. / P.Grad.Dip.)
Course Code: DPTRE-CRRE-1P09

Subjects taught

Core module:
• Research Skills

Optional Modules:
• Conflict and Peace in Northern Ireland
• Conflict Transformation
• Foundations of Conflict Resolution Research
• Dynamics of Reconciliation
• Contemporary Conflict and Peacemaking: Global Perspectives
• Mediation and Peacebuilding Skills
• Community Learning and Reflective Practice
• Dissertation

Teaching takes place in Belfast over two-terms.
Dissertation: A research dissertation (15,000 – 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted in August. Students who complete the taught element of the programme but not the dissertation may be eligible from the postgraduate diploma.

Entry 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.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2023


1 Year Full Time/2 years Part Time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2020

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Our graduates find employment in a wide range of careers, such as conflict resolution and mediation, peacebuilding, human rights, international development, NGOs and the non-profit sector, advocacy and activism, the public sector and government, diplomacy, the United Nations and international organisations, research, teaching, journalism, academia and law.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    M. Phil/P.Grad. Dip.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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