Conflict Resolution in Education

This certificate prepares mediators for the demanding work of facilitating the resolution of interest-based conflict as it arises in education settings.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a primary degree in any subject, career
experience relevant to mediation & conflict intervention. An
interview will be held to determine the suitability of the applicant.


1 year 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.

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Modules include conflict resolution in education, restorative practice in schools, mediation theory & conflict analysis, and values and relationship in conflict intervention.


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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