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Race, Ethnicity, Conflict (M.Phil.)

1 Year Full-Time ; 20 places

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Course Director

Professor David Landy

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+ 353 1 8962701

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Course Description

This course critically examines the techniques used by states to manage population movement and conflict, their social and cultural impact and the responses they elicit. It is unique in the way it applies race-critical, cultural and postcolonial theories to racialization, population movement, conflict and peace-making. It is designed for people who work or wish to work in any of these fields, and/or who are thinking of PhD research. There is a focus on Ireland, Europe (including the Balkans), the US and the Middle East.

The course has three components:

i) Three core modules: race-critical theory, research methods, and colonialism, conflict and liberal intervention.

ii) Optional modules covering topics such as ethnic cleansing and forced migration; ethnicity and social policy; human rights and international issues; gender, race and conflict; migration and the European labour market; migration and education; representation and resistance;  social movements and international solidarity. (Topics can vary from year to year).

iii) A 20,000 word dissertation researched and written under the supervision of a member of staff with relevant expertise.

(There are also optional field-trips)

Course Details

Duration

1 Year Full-Time

Number of Places

20

Course Coordinator

Professor Anne Holohan

Next Intake

September 2019

Closing Date

20 July 2019

Candidates should have a good primary degree (an upper second or equivalent, GPA of at least 3.2) in one of the social sciences or a degree that has included social science as a component.

In exceptional cases, candidates  without a first degree may be accepted directly into the programme if they can demonstrate that they possess the equivalent of a good first degree,  have work experience in the fields of population movement, conflict, and/or publications that demonstrate analytical skills. Applicants seeking admission in this category may, where practicable, be called for interview .

In all cases the quality of the candidates statement of interest and of their academic  references are important.

Apply

To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link below

Get In Touch

Course Director

Professor David Landy

Telephone Number

+ 353 1 8962701

Website