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Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict & Dispute Resolution Studies is designed to train students in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Taught by staff and guest lecturers from a variety of academic and working backgrounds, the programme combines the research of academics with the experiences of practitioners.

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The postgraduate diploma in Conflict & Dispute Resolution Studies is a one-year, part-time course designed to train students in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Taught by ISE staff and guest lecturers from a variety of academic and working backgrounds, the programme combines the research of academics with the experiences of practitioners.

The course examines the causes of conflict in contexts from the local to the global and trains students in ADR skills, particularly mediation. CDRS is an accredited training programme with Mediators' Institute of Ireland. Completion of a successful Mediation Roleplay Competency Assessment option at the end of the CDRS programme will allow students to apply for Certified Mediation status with the Mediators' Institute of Ireland.

Past students have included lawyers, trade unionists, members of the Garda Siochana, senior policy makers in human resources and industrial relations, civil and public servants, members of the Probation Service's restorative justice programmes, refugee and asylum services personnel, church and community workers, NGO workers, and managers from a range of fields including health and education.

This is a one year programme, with teaching from September to April. There are two evening sessions (six hours) per week over 24 weeks, and two Saturday workshops. The modules cover conflict analysis, theories of conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms with an emphasis on mediation. Teaching takes place on the main Trinity Campus.

Location: Irish School of Ecumenics-Loyola Institute Building,
Trinity College, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
We are located at the rear of the cricket pitch, Trinity College Campus.

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  • Handbook (PDF)
  • CDRS Module Overview
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