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Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law and Conflict

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
17240 EUR/year
7660 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law and Conflict at National University of Ireland, Galway provides students with a comprehensive insight into global frameworks of international humanitarian law and human rights protection with the addition of a peacekeeping specialisation.


About Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law and Conflict at National University of Ireland, Galway

This interdisciplinary programme focuses on UN peacekeeping and related operations to provide insights into the peace operations and conflict resolution frameworks.

This unique programme offering combines issues relating to peacekeeping, international humanitarian law, human rights and conflict resolution to prepare graduates for work in the field of international peace operations with international organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and as individual advocates.


Graduates have gone on to work with the UN, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the EU.  Others are working with NGOs in conflict and post-conflict environments, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Liberia, Sudan and Kosovo.

Military and police personnel from Ireland and elsewhere have completed the programme with a view to enhancing their career prospects.  The programme will also provide a foundation for those who wish to pursue further studies through a structured PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Peace Support Operations
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Children's Rights
  • Conflict and Post-Conflict  
  • Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
  • Economic, Social & Cultural Rights
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • European Union and Human Rights
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Criminal Procedure
  • International Refugee Law
  • Introduction to Human Rights Law
  • Minority Rights
  • Public International Law
  • Procedure before International Criminal Courts
  • Right to Development
  • Transitional Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must normally have attained at primary degree level an overall final grade of Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2.1) or equivalent. Those falling short of this standard may be considered where they can demonstrate other appropriate academic accomplishments as well as relevant work experience.
  • Candidates who have completed a military command and staff course, or equivalent, at an institute recognised by NUI Galway and who have relevant professional experience may also be considered.
  • Candidates who have significant experience in the field of peace operations and/or international human rights, for example, with international organisations or international non-governmental organisations, are encouraged to apply under this rubric.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17240 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17240 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7660 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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