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The next Summer School will run in 2015.

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(The information below is provided for indicative purposes and is from Summer School 2013)

The INCORE Summer School provides a structured learning opportunity to analyse the dynamic and constantly changing field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Focusing on the latest research and concepts in peace and conflict studies and practice; participants are invited to compare, contrast and learn from different perspectives.Picture of class in progree
The School offers a unique opportunity to create links between theory, practice and policy. Special attention is given to how the experience and research of both practitioners and academics can impact upon policy makers within the field of conflict resolution, peacemaking, peacebuilding and reconciliation.

Previous participants have included USAID, European Union DG External Relations, UK Department for International Development, World Food Programme, UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and others.

“ Open, friendly, diverse and engaging”

“I needed this imersion experience into another conflict area and in the academic field.....it gave me the space to reflect and learn ”

The INCORE Summer School is recognised by the Peace Operations Training Institute, and may form part of The Certificate-of-Training In Peace Support Operations (COTIPSO) Programme. Visit http://www.peaceopstraining.org for further details. This event is furthermore co-sponsored by the Sustainable Peace Building Programme of the European Commission’s Marie Curie Actions


The 2013 International Summer School ran from 17th - 21nd June.

We are offered two courses:

  • Culture and Peacebuilding
    Dr Stephen Ryan and Professor Brandon Hamber (INCORE)

    In 2013 Londonderry/Derry is going to be the UK City of Culture.  It therefore seems appropriate that INCORE will offer a new module on Culture and Peacebuilding as part of its Summer School during this year.  Following a general overview of the relationships between culture and peace and an investigation of some key theories in this field, there will be a day each devoted to drama, sport and the moving image and their contribution to peacebuilding.  The module will focus on experiential learning and use a range of contributors including academics and practitioners  from Northern Ireland, and participants will also have an opportunity to make presentations about their own work  or that of their organizations.
  • Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland
    Professor Gillian Robinson and Dr. Brendan Lynn (INCORE)

    This module is aimed specifically at undergraduates or individuals interested in exploring the lessons from Northern Ireland in terms of peacemaking and peacebuilding. Through a series of lectures and workshops with INCORE staff and invited speakers participants will be able to examine some of the key themes and issues for themselves. The subject matter to be covered will include an introduction to conflict transformation and peacebuilding theory; peacemaking and the new political disposition in Northern Ireland; justice, truth and reconciliation; victims, survivors and commemoration; and public opinion and attitudinal change in Northern Ireland.


INCORE International Summer School 2013

Draft Programme

Sunday 16 June

Arrival Day
Pavillion, Duncreggan Student Village, Duncreggan Rd
2.00pm – 12 midnight
(Manned desk from 2pm-6pm)

Monday 17 June
Day 1


Introduction Lecture

8.30am - 9.30am

Module Classes
(See individual micro timetables)
10.00am - 3.30pm
Northern Ireland Programme
4:00pm - 5.30pm
Opening Buffet

Tuesday 18 June
Day 2

(See individual micro timetables)

9.30am - 3.30pm
Northern Ireland Programme
4:00pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday 19 June
Day 3
(See individual micro timetables)
9.30am - 3.30pm
Northern Ireland Programme
4:00pm - 5.30pm

Thursday 20 June
Day 4
(See individual micro timetables)
9.30am - 3.30pm
Northern Ireland Programme
4:00pm - 5.30pm

Friday 21 June
Day 5
(See individual micro timetables)

9.30am - 2.45pm

Evaluation Session
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Closing Dinner and Presentation of Certificates

Saturday 22 June

Departure Day


  • Magee campus, University of Ulster
    Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees
Full Payment on Acceptance
of Application

  • Earlybird rate: for payments recieved before 29th March 2013
    (applications must be submitted before end 11th March 2013)

£500 (Pounds Sterling)

  • Standard rate for payments recieved after 29th March 2013

£600 (Pounds Sterling)

Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations will be subject to an administrative fee of 25%. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after 24th May 2013.

If you are applying for a visa and it is declined please note the above cancellation policy will still apply. Further information about visas is available on our FAQ page.

University Accommodation (standard student accommodation) is provided for six nights at cost of £141.00 (pounds sterling). Further information about University Accommodation is available on our FAQ page.

Application Process 

The International Summer School attracts experienced participants from a wide diversity of backgrounds. The small class sizes mean that spaces are limited and are in high demand. Individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    (Qualifying Earlybird Rates will be applied upon payment)


Application Forms need to be completed in full to be entered into the selection process. INCORE will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible as to the success of your application. Once notified, the full receipt of the Tuition Fee is required to ensure confirmation of a place in the Summer School.

The INCORE Summer School is suited to a range of individuals, including practitioners, academics, researchers and students alike. Applicants are expected to be educated to a minimum of degree level in a relevant subject area (except for the Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland module where those currently undertaking undergraduate or certificate studies in the peace and conflict area or social/political/international studies is sufficient); and/or to have relevant work experience in a peace and conflict related area. All applications are subject to selection on the basis of suitability for the module applied for.

Applicants were invited to Apply online.

Contact Details
Tel: +44 (0) 28 7167 5500 Fax: +44 (0) 28 7167 5510
University of Ulster, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry
Northern Ireland, BT48 7JL

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