The programme draws on insights from a range of academic disciplines, case studies and cultural, spiritual and faith traditions from around the world. The programmes offer 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, students are encouraged to examine key ideas and theoretical frameworks in the study of reconciliation in a wide variety of different contexts. Students are supported in identifying and understanding the root causes of conflict, and in critically assessing a range of methods and practices which have the potential to turn violent and destructive conflict into positive and sustainable outcomes. Students are encouraged to 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. This programme is only offered by distance learning. You may visit the University, and use our facilities and resources on site, however this would be optional and additional to any required study. Please contact the programme leader to arrange any visits.
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. There are additional entry requirements for Distance Learning programmes - please view the Distance Learning Policy online at www.winchester.ac.uk/publicdocuments
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Student Visa sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Whole course|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Whole course|
Additional fee information
One bursary and partial living allowance is available to a full-time UK student studying MA Reconciliation or MA Reconciliation and Peacebuilding. For further information, please contact: Dr Mark Owen ([email protected]).