The MA Reconciliation programme at The University of Winchester gives you a multidisciplinary introduction to the study and practice of reconciliation and peacebuilding, with the work and experience of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace informing their design.
Drawing on insights from subject areas including psychology, religious studies and the arts, you examine key ideas and theoretical frameworks in the study of reconciliation in a wide variety of different contexts. We discuss and reflect on the pivotal relationship between theory and practice and to consider a variety of factors which impact upon the effectiveness of peacebuilding and reconciliation activities. You also have the opportunity to become involved with peacebuilding projects and organisations throughout the duration of the programme.
Study core modules including Foundation of Reconciliation and Peacebuilding, Theories and Dynamics of Reconciliation, and Practical Bridge Building. Supplement these with options including Multi-faith Cooperation on Peacebuilding, Dialogue and Disagreement, and The Relationship between Theory and Practice. You also complete a final assessment, for which you have the option of writing a dissertation of 15,000 to 20,000 words; undertaking a consultancy placement with an organisation working in the field; or participating in and reflecting on a practical peacebuilding project.
Graduates pursue careers working in the fields of international development, conflict management, peacebuilding and international relations. This work is often in international and local Non-Governmental Organisations and government, civil service and peacekeeping institutions such as the United Nations and the European Union.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Research Methods and Skills
- Understanding the Nature and Causes of Conflict
- Theories and Dynamics of Reconciliation
- Practice Part: Skills for Reconciliation
- Practice Part: Community Building and Reconciliation
- Building Networks of Peace
- Multi-faith Cooperation onPeacebuilding
- Religion and Development
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInternational Relations Political Science View 31 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
- Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. The study of conflict resolution and peacebuilding requires the exploration of a wide range of themes and issues which cut across most subject areas, and draws on a range of both qualitative and quantitative methods.
- It is important that applicants can demonstrate some knowledge and experience of studying and engaging with contemporary issues, and global themes and challenges, and articulate a personal and professional motivation for engaging in peacebuilding and reconciliation work.
International6700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time fee: £3,350 per year
We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course.
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