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INCORE Announcement - 15 January 2015

MSc in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies

Now Accepting Applications for September 2015

The MSc. in Applied Peace and Conflict Studies offers students a unique opportunity to undertake a graduate programme characterised by academic excellence within the context of a vibrant and culturally rich society emerging from conflict.

Based within Ulster University's International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) the programme, now running for over 25 years, has attracted over 400 graduates from more than 30 countries.

INCORE's teaching and research staff are active practitioners called on to advise in many conflict situations, to facilitate negotiations and engage in projects that promote peace and reconciliation. Staff experience and the location of the programme in a society emerging from conflict offers students a genuinely applied learning experience.


The Programme is located on the Magee campus of Ulster University along the shores of Lough Foyle in the second largest city of Northern Ireland, Derry~Londonderry. This is a city that has a complex and compelling political history, and boasts a vibrant range of cultural traditions and was the UK City of Culture in 2013. It is renowned as one of the finest walled cities in Europe, and is the gateway into the natural splendours of the North West of the island, and the North Coast, including the UNESCO-designated Giant's Causeway and the Antrim Coast.

The Course

The one-year full-time programme consists of eight taught modules, of which five are compulsory and three are selected from a range of options. To obtain the MSc. the student also completes a 15,000 word dissertation.

The University also welcomes applications from part-time students who have an interest in this area of study. The part-time MSc. generally takes three years to complete - two years for the postgraduate diploma stage and other year for the dissertation.

The formal teaching is supplemented by an informal programme of lectures, seminars and study visits, and students have access to a range of events organised by INCORE and other associated institutes at the university.

Core Modules

  • Foundations of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Research Methods 1 and 2
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Peacebuilding in Divided Societies

Optional Modules

  • Northern Ireland Conflict
  • Psychosocial Approaches
  • Dealing with the Past
  • Development, Peace and Conflict
  • New Technologies and Peace

Have a question or want to apply

Email or call Dr. Stephen Ryan (Course Director) at s.ryan@ulster.ac.uk or +44(0)28 7167 5246.

Visit the programme website here.

Go directly to the online prospectus and registration by clicking the banner below.

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