Research course

Nationalism and Ethno-communal conflict

University College Dublin · UCD School of Politics and International Relations
PhDMLitt by research

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a primary degree in Politics and have attained at least Upper Second Class Honours, with at least a Lower Second Class Honours in any other degree subject. Applicants with good qualifications in related subjects may also be considered from time to time.

Nationalism and ethno-communal conflict

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Programme - Nationalism and Ethno-Communal Conflict (MSc, MLitt, PhD) provides students with the theoretical and methodological tools to analyse conflict and settlement processes throughout the world. Course options cover areas such as theories of ethnicity, comparative ethnic conflict, nationalism and national identity, the politics of contention, theory and practice of consociationism, parallels between settlement processes and other forms of political transition, European regionalism, with possible specialisations in the study of conflict in Northern Ireland or in regions of Eastern Europe.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

MLitt by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Jean Brennan