University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Post-Conflict Justice and Peace Building

MSc Post-Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding looks at the underlying theories of justice and peace and the challenges of administering a variety of post-conflict processes. The programme explores topics such as criminal tribunals, reconciliation mechanisms, disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration, reparations and institutions of economic recovery. Across all of these topics, the programme puts focus on current problems such as such as evaluation and local ownership. In the post-Cold War period, post-conflict justice and peacebuilding have become fundamental to conflict management. This period has witnessed conflict in the Balkans, West Africa, Central Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Today, many additional countries are becoming less stable due to a variety of complex reasons. Building lasting peace in areas of conflict can be challenging and requires supranational organisations such as the UN, the EU and various international non-governmental organizations to work towards sustainable peace. This degree will familiarise you with the central theoretical, conceptual and empirical dimensions of post-conflict justice and peacebuilding and explores how these have changed over time. The degree focuses on the policies and mechanisms by which justice is claimed to assist in establishing sustainable peace and the relationship between peacebuilding and justice mechanisms. The programme allows you to critically reflect on these processes by considering the boundaries of peace, justice and reconciliation after conflict. You will also reflect on burdens of the past, problems of forgetting, issues surrounding legal, social and economic justice and the contemporary challenges to the practices of justice and peacebuilding such as evaluation and local owenership.

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 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 14,300 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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

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01224 272090