Research course

Transitional Justice Institute

Ulster University · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum upper 2nd-class degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent qualification).

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ulster.
The aims of the Institute are: To build a theoretical and practical understanding of the role of transitional justice and the underlying relationship between justice and
peace; To examine the role of the international and
domestic legal systems and institutions in facilitating transition from conflict; To make links between the experience of Northern Ireland and international experience, so as to benefit both Northern Ireland and other contexts; To inform policy makers involved in peacemaking in local and international institutions.

Department specialisms

Consumer Law; Constitutional Law; Contract Law; European Law; Discrimination Law; Public Law; Emergency Law in Northern Ireland; Medical Law.

Information for international students

This unit favours an international approach to legal research. International students should visit the university's website ( or contact the university and ask to be sent an international student handbook.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Students enrol on a programme of work leading to the degree of PhD or MPhil. Award of the degree is subject to academic progress which is assessed formally throughout the 2-6 year study period, including by formal examination, following submission of the thesis.

Course contact details

Professor Cath Collins
+44 (0)28 9036 6604