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Mediation & Conflict Intervention - Peace Process Practices

The Postgraduate Certificate in Peace Process Practices is designed to enable students attain a deep understanding of the nature of the conflict dynamics and issues related to peace, security, violence, democracy building, intra- and inter-state wars, peace operations, conflict management, mediation and negotiation, conflict transformation and sustainable development with particular reference to the Irish Peace Process. The programme contributors are experienced mediators in conflict and peacemaking and draw from this experience in their presentations. Leading actors in the Irish Peace Process present their lived experience to the class. Previous guest speakers included; Baroness Nuala O'Loan, Ms Liz O'Donnell, Mr Bertie Ahern and Mr Austin Currie. Students develop practice skills in conflict intervention through simulation and a Peace Project. This project is developed, implemented and self assessed while on the programme.

What can I expect to Learn?

Having completed the programme, students will have acquired the following knowledge and understanding will:
•Comprehend and differentiate alternative theories, concepts, interpretations and discourses of peace and conflict
•Gain an understanding of the theories and concepts of peace and conflict and their application.
•Have an advanced understanding of the emergence, nature and significance of conflict analysis/conflict resolution as a distinct field of academic enquiry
•Gain an advanced understanding of the nature of conflict and the variety of mechanisms and processes available for its management and resolution

Who is this course for?

Anyone with a continuing interest in deepening their understanding of conflict dynamics and interventions in the context of national and international Peace Process Practices.

What qualifications will I receive?

Successful students will graduate with a Maynooth University Post Graduate Certificate in Mediation & Conflict Intervention - Peace Process Practices at level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications and 20 ECTs.

Students who are successful in the Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation & Conflict Intervention will also be deemed to have completed two modules of nine required for the Masters in Mediation & Conflict Intervention. They can then add modules to build either to a Postgraduate Diploma in Mediation & Conflict Intervention or complete a Masters in Mediation & Conflict Intervention.

Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University

This programme is run in conjunction with the Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University. The Institute, dedicated to the late Senator Edward M Kennedy as an acknowledgement of his immense commitment to Ireland, is an interactive hub which actively promotes learning, research, best practice and dialogue in the field of conflict intervention. While the Institute is university based at Maynooth University, it has a high level of engagement with the wider community including key practitioners and organisations active in the practice of conflict intervention. You can learn more @ http://kennedyinstitute.nuim.ie/.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to have all of the following:

•A primary degree in any subject.
•Career experience.
•A written Personal Statement from the applicant.
•References from two referees.
•Successfully completed interview.
•A Mediators Institute of Ireland Certified Training course or equivalent is desirable but not essential.

Applicants without a primary degree may be considered if they have a Maynooth University Diploma in Mediation & Conflict Intervention OR if they have all of the following:

•A Certified Mediation Training and a Mediation Role Play Competency Assessment (accredited by the Mediators Institute of Ireland or equivalent)
•An extensive career portfolio of not less than 10 years in total, including at least three years practice as a mediator.
•A written Personal Statement from the applicant.
•References from two referees.
•Successfully completed interview.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:
•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850

Careers or further progression

Graduates find work both through self employment and employment. Some agencies, providing a mediation service, employ mediators. Many graduates use the knowledge and skills gained on the course for application in their current employment. This programme will be of benefit for those who currently work in or aspire to work in NGOs, charities or those who engage in UN Peace programs.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Treasa Kenny

Tel 01 708 6635

Email treasa.kenny@mu.ie

Website http://kennedyinstitute.nuim.ie/

Address Edward M Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention, Rowan House, North Campus, 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.This Post Graduate Certificate in Peace Process Practices consists of two modules. Where students have not already completed an accredited training programme with the Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) they will complete MC615 which is an nine day module, including assessment day. The other module to be taken will be of 6 days duration. Each 6 day module in turn is broken down into two 3 day blocks (Thursday/Friday/ Saturday). Successful students will graduate with a Maynooth University Post Graduate Certificate in Mediation & Conflict Intervention – Peace Process Practices.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

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