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Peace & Development Studies

This programme introduces students to key debates about conflict resolution, peacebuilding and processes of economic and political development. A prime objective of the course is to provide individuals with expertise in peacebuilding and development issues and to provide informed and committed personnel to contribute effectively in these areas at a professional level.

Entry requirements

Normally, a primary degree in a relevant discipline with First or Second Class Honours or an approved equivalent qualification (Primary Degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland).

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 Year Full-Time or 2 Years Part-Time.

Careers or further progression

Graduate Profile
The course prepares students from diverse backgrounds for a career in or further research on international affairs, conflict management and resolution, peace operations, humanitarian assistance, development aid and related areas.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Prof Tom Lodge
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213085
Email: Tom.Lodge@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
Graduate Seminar in Development;
Graduate Research Methods;
One elective module

Spring Semester
Graduate Seminar in Peacebuilding;
Research Methods (progressing dissertation);
Two elective modules

Summer
Dissertation

Electives
Graduate Seminar in International Relations; Graduate Seminar in Institutions and Policies of the European Union; Graduate Seminar in Contemporary Political Theory; Multilevel Governance: concepts and practice; Conflict Analysis; Graduate Seminar in Comparative Politics; Graduate Seminar in International Co-operation and Conflict; Graduate Seminar in European Governance; Global Transformation and Exclusion; External Relations of the European Union; Russian and Post Soviet Politics; Foreign Aid and Development; International Security; Development Practice and Programme Management; Global Justice; Representative Democracy in Europe; Mainstreaming Social Inclusion; International Political Economy.

Comment

This programme introduces students to key debates about conflict resolution, peacebuilding and processes of economic and political development. A prime objective of the course is to provide individuals with expertise in peacebuilding and development issues and to provide informed and committed personnel to contribute effectively in these areas at a professional level.

Application date

What to include with your application

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language
other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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