University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Post-Conflict Justice and Peace Building

This degree familiarises students with the central theoretical, conceptual, and empirical dimensions of post-conflict justice and peacebuilding and explores how these have changed over time. The degree is focused on the public policies and mechanisms by which justice is claimed to assist peacebuilding and reconciliation (memory, truth recovery, forgiveness and reparations). It subjects these processes to critical reflection by considering the boundaries of forgiveness after conflict, the burden of memory and the problems of forgetting, issues surrounding truth and truth recovery, and the limits of apologies and reparations.

Entry requirements

An upper second class Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience. The English language requirement is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE).

Course modules

Core modules: Post-conflict justice and peacebuilding; advanced social theory; qualitative sociology (philosophy and methods); dissertation. Optional modules: Global conflict and peace processes; radicalisation and resistance; refugees and displacement studies; critical approaches to sex, gender, violence; or an appropriate postgraduate module from within the School of Social Science.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from course to course and include essays, reports, exercises and presentations. Courses are generally 100% continuous assessment.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate School Secretary
Telephone number: 
01224 272762