Race Ethnicity Conflict

Trinity College Dublin

Race Ethnicity Conflict

This one-year postgraduate course examines the techniques used by states and international agencies to manage peoples and conflict, their social and cultural impact and the responses they elicit. It applies a wide variety of sociological theories to racialization, gender, migration, ethnic conflict and peace-making. It is designed for people who work or wish to work in any of these fields, and/or who are thinking of PhD research. Students are taught to complete an independent research project on these issues.

Subjects taught

The course has three components:

i) Three core modules: Theories of Race and Ethnicity, Theories of Conflict and Research Methods

ii) Optional modules covering topics such as gender and race; racist and anti-racist movements; labour, migration and conflict; forced migrant and statelessness; the Israel/Palestine conflict; identity in Europe; and education and migration (Topics can vary from year to year).

iii) A 15-20,000 word dissertation researched and written under the supervision of a member of staff with relevant expertise.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good primary degree (an upper second or equivalent, GPA of at least 3.2) in one of the social sciences or a degree that has included social science as a component.

In exceptional cases, candidates without a first degree may be accepted directly into the programme if they can demonstrate that they possess the equivalent of a good first degree, have work experience in the fields of population movement, conflict, and/or publications that demonstrate analytical skills. Applicants seeking admission in this category may, where practicable, be called for interview .

In all cases the quality of the candidates statement of interest and of their academic references are important.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023


1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2020

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  • Qualification letters

    M. Phil.

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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