Conflict Transformation & Social Justice

Overview
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. Module choice within the programme will permit you to build your own personalised portfolio of knowledge and learning within the area of conflict transformation and social justice. You will be taught by academics and practitioners whose expertise is both national and global and who offer research-led teaching in areas of conflict such as South/ Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Southern Europe, South America and Northern Ireland.

Queens University offers the only global MA programme on Conflict Transformation and Social Justice.

Learning and Teaching
Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:

You will be part of a community of learners within the Institute who are dedicated to understanding conflict and its transformation. Class time includes plenty of opportunity for discussion. You will have annual masterclasses with world-leading experts and be able to attend the numerous public lectures organised by the Institute. You will also meet your lecturers and classmates at monthly brown-bag lunches and other informal events.

Some students may avail of the opportunity to participate in voluntary, non-assessed placements with local peacebuilding organisations.

Personal Development

Our MA can help you gain the skills and knowledge that can lead to meaningful work in range of fields, all over the world.

Our MA can also be useful as an aspect of continuing professional development for those already working in careers in social and community work, politics and policy making, teaching, policing, religious ministry, the victims sector, and journalism.

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Students may enrol on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years) basis. Students must complete two core modules (40 CATS points), four optional modules (80 CATS points) and a research dissertation (60 CATS points).

The MA is awarded to students who successfully complete six taught modules (120 CATS points) and a research dissertation (60 CATS points).

Exit qualifications are available: students may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma by successfully completing 120 CATS points from taught modules.

Course Details
Students will study and critically examine the key conceptual, moral, legal, political and cultural issues that relate to conflict, conflict transformation and social justice. This may relate to the fields of politics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, English, drama and psychology.

Modules

Students are required to complete two compulsory taught modules as well as the triple weighted dissertation (60 CATS):
These modules are CSJ7001 Global Concepts and Practices of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (20 CATS) and HAP7001 Approaches to Research Design (20 CATS).

In addition to the compulsory modules, students take 60 CATS points of optional modules from the Institute and from existing programmes delivered by the following Schools: Social Sciences, Education and Social Work; History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics; Arts, English and Language; Law and Management.

There are also several bespoke Conflict Transformation and Social Justice elective modules covering issues of community divisions, the legacy of conflict, religion and peacebuilding etc.

Semester One (Autumn) Core Modules

CSJ7001 Global Concepts and Practice of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice (Full year module)
HAP7001 APPROACHES TO RESEARCH DESIGN

Elective Modules

LAW7811 Transitional Justice
LAW7812 International Human Rights Law
LAW7810 Theoretical Criminology
LAW7813 Human Rights in Practice
PAI7022 The Politics of the Republic of Ireland
PAI7039 Gender, Peace and Security
PHL7056 Global Ethics
SCA7002 Cultural Policy: International Perspectives

*modules are subject to change depending on availability

Semester Two (Spring) Core modules

CSJ7002 Dissertation
CSJ7010 Research Approaches and Methods: Conflict Transformation & Social Justice, Int Relations, VTS

Elective Modules

SOC9062 Conflict and Change in Northern Ireland: New Sociological Research
PAI7052 Institutions and Politics of the European Union
PAI7007 Global Terrorism
PAI7036 The Politics and Political Economy of Energy and Low Carbon Energy Transitions
PAI7032 Gender and Politics
ANT7013 The Anthropology of Music
PAI7021 The Politics of Northern Ireland
ANT7023 Anthropology of Conflict: Ireland and Beyond
SOC9058 Inequality and Emotions
LAW7841 Issues in Policing and Crime Prevention
PAI7030 International Political Economy
CSJ7008 Conflict Mediation and Transformation
PAI7027 Conflict Intervention
PAI7058 From Cold War to Cold Peace: The Transformation of the International Order, 1979-1999
CSJ7005 Religion and Peacebuilding
PAI7100 Engaging citizens in democratic institutions
LAW7816 Comparative Human Rights
LAW7815 Counter-terrorism and Human Rights
PHL7038 Philosophy of Conflict and War

*modules are subject to change depending on availability

Entry requirements

Graduate
Normally at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in an Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences discipline or another cognate subject area.

Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University may be admitted if they hold a Master's degree, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, or if they have 3 years' relevant working experience in the field of conflict transformation, youth work, social justice or related experience in community engagement or public service delivery.

International Students
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years).

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level

Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Application dates

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 12th August 2022 for courses which commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.

Duration

1 academic year full-time or 3 academic years part-time.

Teaching Times
Morning / Afternoon / Evening

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Career Prospects
Introduction
Our MA will equip you with the knowledge and skills to pursue a range of careers in the private, public and voluntary sectors, domestically and internationally, including working in peacebuilding organisations, charities, international development agencies, journalism, social and community work, dispute resolution, counselling, policing, politics and policy development, law, teaching, religious ministry, research, and doctoral study/academia.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Employment after the Course
Our MA can help you gain the skills and knowledge that can lead to meaningful work in range of fields, all over the world.

You may follow in the footsteps of some of our alumni, who are building careers in restorative justice, equality advocacy, international diplomacy (embassy work), the United Nations, Law school and doctoral programmes, policing, peacebuilding organisations, and organisations working with victims of human trafficking.

Our MA can also be useful as an aspect of continuing professional development for those already working in careers in social and community work, politics and policy making, teaching, policing, religious ministry, the victims sector, and journalism.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Professional Opportunities
The study and employability skills associated with the MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice include:
• Group work
• Independent learning
• The collection and analysis of information
• Research skills
• Problem solving
• Communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills
• Working under time constraints and to deadline

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    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

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