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Comments about MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict - At the institution - Belfast - Belfast - Belfast - Northern Ireland
To use the methodological tools of the social sciences in analysing the causes and the attempted resolution of political conflict in ethnically divided regions such as Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
Entrance Requirements Normally at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent in Politics, International Studies or a related subject. Additional Information for International Students Students require an IELTS Certificate (minimum 6.5 or above) or equivalent.
MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict
Four taught modules covering methods training as well as an analysis of various aspects of ethnic conflict regulation:
-Approaches to Social Science Research
-The Nature of Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict
and one of
-National and Ethnic Conflict Management
and one of
-Beyond the Nation? Culture, Identity and Contemporary Political Theory
-Issues in European Governance
-Northern Ireland and the World
-The Theory and Politics of Globalisation
and a dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.
Examination and continuous assessment.
This degree qualifies for DEL funding but any eligible candidate wanting to be considered for such an award must apply before 1 April in any year.
It is also possible to study for a Diploma in each of the areas covered by the MA programmes. The Diploma is constructed around the coursework elements of the MA programmes. On successful completion of the coursework, it is possible to complete the dissertation for an award of MA.
Opportunities for Careers
All of the MA programmes offered in the School provide an appropriate basis for those who wish to proceed to doctoral study. In addition, our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in both the private and public sectors.