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International Peace Studies

Orientation Schedule - Friday 6 September 2019, 9.30am – 12.30pm, Lecture Room G16

International Peace Studies students are immersed in an interdisciplinary cutting-edge course of study that examines the causes and consequences of war and armed conflict, with a view to understanding how to achieve sustainable peace. Lecturers draw on inter-disciplinary perspectives from politics and political science, international relations, philosophy, sociology, ethics and conflict resolution, allowing students to engage critically with the social, political and economic issues associated with peace and violence. Topics include:

* The Politics of Peace and Conflict

* Research Methods

* Human Rights

* UN and Conflict Resolution

* Gender in War and Peace

* Internship Module

The course also provides students with the opportunity to engage with those working in conflict resolution and peace-building, by providing an internship module, field trips to Belfast and UN Geneva and various guest lectures from experienced diplomats and NGO officials throughout the year.

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Course Information

Duration: 1 year full-time/2 years part-time


Student testimonials


Orientation Pack 2019-2020


IPS Timetable 2019-2020

Internship Information Guide

IPS Handbook 2019-2020

Pre-arrival Information

Field Trips

Common Practical Questions




Acting Course coordinator:
Dr Gillian Wylie

Further information:
Ms Helen Murphy

Last updated 5 September 2019 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).