International Peace Studies

Trinity College Dublin

International Peace Studies

Subjects taught

Students are required to take the two core modules as well as four others from the list of optional modules. A sufficient number of optional modules must be taken to fulfil credit requirements.

Core Modules
• The Politics of Peace and Conflict
• Research Methods
Students must take four modules from the following list of options:
• Armed Conflict, Peace-building and Development
• The United Nations and Conflict Resolution
• Human Rights in Theory and Practice
• Gender, War and Peace
• Gender Theories
• Forced, Displacement, Conflict and Peacebuilding
• Religion, Conflict and Peace in International Relations
• NGOs in Theory and Practice: Internship Module

Modules may change from year to year. Modules from the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies are open to students on the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies. Students may take up to two modules from this other course. Students seeking to be assessed for their work from this course must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinator.

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 for the postgraduate diploma.

Entry requirements

Admission 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


DPTRE-IPES-1F09: 1 Year Full Time. Teaching takes place in Dublin over two terms.
DPTRE-IPES-1P09: 2 years Part Time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September 2020

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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

    MPhil / PGradDip

  • Qualifications

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

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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