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International Peace Studies

The M.Phil. in 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..

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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. Download the 2020 Internship Information Guide.

Closing date - 14 August 2020.

Field Trips

The course 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.

Learn more about postgraduate field trips.

Key Dates

Key dates for 2020-21 can be downloaded here.

Pre-arrival Information

Read our pre-arrival guide for information on transport and travel, visas, healthcare and more.

Scholarships

The Irish School of Ecumenics Trust will make the following scholarship available:

  • International Peace Studies M.Phil. (IPS) - €2,000 (1 scholarship)

There is no separate application process. All incoming students who have accepted a firm offer by 26th July 2020 will be considered. For further details please contact srpostgrad@tcd.ie.

Find out more about Postgraduate Scholarships.