This is a unique and innovative interdisciplinary programme taught through subject areas that include law, anthropology, english, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, sociology and the creative arts. Module choice within the programme will permit you to build your own personalised portfolio of knowledge and learning within the area of conflict transformation and social justice. You will be taught by academics and practitioners whose expertise is both national and global and who offer research-led teaching in areas of conflict such as South/ Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Southern Europe, South America and Northern Ireland.
Location of Belfast: globally-significant locale for conflict and peace research; access to institutions, community projects, case studies for students' own work.
Only MA actively facilitating study and research that combines cultural and creative aspects of conflict transformation and social justice together with their socio-legal, institutional and inter-state contexts.
Only MA in the field to be interdisciplinary across all the humanities and social sciences in order to offer a fully rounded and multilevel analysis of the subject whilst offering optional modules for specialisation.
Teaching in advanced research methods, with particular emphasis on methodologies appropriate for research in the fields of conflict transformation, social justice and societies in transition
Annual master-class with visiting world-leading researchers
Peer group seminars across the Faculty in qualitative research methods
Participation in interdisciplinary, small research seminar groups on related topics of specialisation, e.g. 'shared space'; 'divided cities'
Opportunities to conduct new empirical research in the field
Opportunities to complete assignments with direct policy relevance