Students are required to take the two core modules as well as four modules from the list of modules. A sufficient number of optional modules must be taken to fulfil credit requirements.
A. Core Modules
The Politics of Peace and Conflict
B. Students must take four modules from the following list of options:
Ethics in International Affairs
Conflict Resolution and Nonviolence
Armed Conflict, Peace-building and Development
The United Nations and Conflict Resolution
Human Rights in Theory and Practice
Gender, War and Peace
Gender and Globalization
Reconciliation in Northern Ireland
The Politics of the Idea of Europe
Theories of Race and Ethnicity
Religion, Conflict and Peace in International Relations
NGOs in Theory and Practice: Internship Module
Sharing Perspectives (On-Line Module)
Modules may change from year to year.
Teaching takes place in Dublin over two terms. A one term, non-degree course is available and is ideal for those on sabbatical, or for those who prefer a shorter period of study. There is also the option of attending single modules.
Modules from the M.Phil. in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies and the M.Phil. in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation are open to students on the M.Phil. in International Peace Studies. Students seeking to be assessed for their work on a module in either of the two other courses must first secure the permission of the relevant course coordinators.
Dissertation: A research dissertation (15,000 20,000 words) to be supervised by an appropriate member of staff and to be submitted by 20 August.