Organisational & Workplace Mediation

This Post Graduate Certificate is designed to meet the learning needs of mediators who want to deepen their knowledge and skills for practice in the workplace and organisational setting. It prepares mediators for the demanding work of facilitating the resolution of interest based conflict as it arises in organisational and workplace situations.

Entry requirements

A primary degree in any subject. Career experience relevant to mediation & conflict intervention. A Mediators Institute of Ireland Certified Training course or equivalent is desirable but not essential. Those without a Mediators Institute of Ireland Certified Training Course or Equivalent must complete the first module of the academic year MC615 Mediation Knowledge and Practice. Applicants without a primary degree may be considered. 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.


1 or 2 years part-time

Careers or further progression

Graduates from this programme can expect to use their enhanced mediation knowledge and skills to improve their performance in their current employment with many introducing new concepts to make changes in their own organisation's approach to conflict. Graduates also become organisational consultants in the field of conflict intervention. This programme is accredited as two modules of the Masters in Mediation & Conflict Intervention.

Further enquiries

Programme Coordinator
Catherine O'Connell
Tel: 01 708 6635
Address: Edward Kennedy Institute,
Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Subjects taught

The programme is delivered as part of our ongoing Masters programme in Mediation & Conflict Intervention. New students shall be joining existing MA students who are at various stages of completing their full Masters. Students choose two of four modules available.


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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