Mediation & Conflict Intervention

The course provides specialist professional training in the areas of mediation and conflict intervention. The course aims to develop the student's ability in the analysis and critique of mediation and conflict intervention theory and research.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a primary degree in any subject, a written personal statement, references from two referees. An interview will be held to determine suitability for the course. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MH50M 1 year Full-time
MH51M 2 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

Graduates are provided with the knowledge base for practice in the specialist areas of mediation. On completion of 75 case hours graduates may apply for Practitioner Status with the Mediator's Institute of Ireland.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Treasa Kenny
Tel: 01 708 6635

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include family mediation, organisational and workplace mediation, commercial mediation, peace process studies, restorative practice and conflict resolution in education.


Edward Kennedy Institute
The aim of the research Institute is to build capacity for constructive approaches to conflict at all levels in society. We are striving to achieve this by supporting practitioners and policy-makers in building their capacity for constructive conflict intervention while generating new knowledge and leadership that will support communities to transcend predictable patterns of conflict.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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