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Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies (Graduate Certificate)

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  • Objectives
    This programme provides a unique opportunity to study the development of theory, research and practice in the field of conflict resolution mediation. The Graduate Certificate provides a comprehensive introduction to mediation and conflict resolution theory, principles and practice. The programme is run by the Institute of Family Therapy (IFT) in collaboration with Birkbeck.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Relevant experience or professional background in a diverse range of areas, such as psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatry, law, education, health, commerce and mediation.
  • Academic Title
    Conflict Resolution and Mediation Studies (Graduate Certificate)
  • Course description
    The programme focuses on theories relevant to understanding the nature of conflict and the many forms of conflict intervention. These include social sciences, communication and human needs perspectives. The programme aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of contemporary writing and research in the field. Prominent guest speakers and experienced practitioners are invited to enhance the student learning experience.

    The programme provides the opportunity to consider cultural, social, ethical, legal and philosophical issues and perspectives through group discussion, as well as the chance to keep a learning portfolio to chart your own journey of self-reflection. How issues of race, gender, sexuality, culture, class and disability affect conflict is examined, as well as how they relate to the effective use of conflict resolution and mediation skills.

    Teaching
    Guest speakers and group discussions.

    Assessment
    Oral presentation, 3000-word essay, learning portfolio, non-assessed 500-word book review.

    When to apply
    -You should apply as early as possible.
    -Please note that you will need to complete a Birkbeck application form and an Institute of Family Therapy application form.

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