Peace & Development Studies

University of Limerick


Course Name Peace & Development Studies
Course Provider University of Limerick
Course Code 19590 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Limerick Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Limerick City
Qualification Letters MA
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 09/Sep/2019
Application Date Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.
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Duration 1 Year Full-Time (MAPDSTTFAD) or 2 Years Part-Time (MAPDSTTPAD)
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Application Fee An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.
Entry Requirements

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Normally, a primary degree in a relevant discipline with First or Second Class Honours or an approved equivalent qualification (Primary Degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland).

What to include with you...

Comment This programme introduces students to key debates about conflict resolution, peacebuilding and processes of economic and political development. A prime objective of the course is to provide individuals with expertise in peacebuilding and development issues and to provide informed and committed personnel to contribute effectively in these areas at a professional level.
Course Content

In this MA or Graduate Diploma in Peace and Development Studies, students investigate debates about the origins and nature of conflict and explore a range of approaches to conflict resolution. Contemporary cases of conflict and responses t...

Subjects Taught

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- Graduate Seminar in Development;
- Graduate Research Methods;
- One elective module

Spring Semester
- Graduate Seminar in Peacebuilding;
- Research Methods (progressing dissertation);
- Two elective modules


Careers or Further Progression Graduate Profile
The course prepares students from diverse backgrounds for a career in or further research on international affairs, conflict management and resolution, peace operations, humanitarian assistance, development aid and related areas.
Further Enquiries Dr Scott Fitzsimmons
Tel: +353 (0) 61 233603
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