Ulster University

Ulster University

Peace and Conflict Studies (Applied)

This programme is located within INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute an associate site of the United Nations University), and it attracts students from a number of countries and a wide variety of academic backgrounds; as it is based in an active research and practice centre, you can expect to learn from faculty with practical and theoretical skills; its location in Northern Ireland provides excellent opportunities for experiential learning in a society coming out of violent conflict; this programme has a strong focus on post-violence peace building, which is appropriate given that it is rooted in a society emerging from decades of protracted violence; however, the geographical scope of INCORE�s work in research, policy, and practice is both local and global.

Entry requirements

Normally a first degree with a 2.1 classification or higher, though applications can also be considered from students without such a degree who have extensive practical experience in relevant areas; English Language requirements for international students: IELTS 6.0.

Course modules

Semester I (and semester three for part-time students); foundations of peace and conflict studies; research methods 1; peace building in divided societies AND one of the following options (all options may not run every year): Northern Ireland conflict; comparative case studies; psychosocial approaches. Semester 2 (and semester 4 for part-time students): conflict analysis; research methods 2 AND two of the following options (all options may not run every year): Northern Ireland: issues in peace building; dealing with the past; development, peace and conflict; new technologies and peace. Plus (Masters only): dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 calendar years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Magee Campus Londonderry BT48 7JL Northern Ireland

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