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Post-Conflict Justice and Peace Building MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science

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You study the central theoretical, conceptual, and empirical dimensions of post-conflict justice and peacebuilding and explores how these have changed over time. You focus on public policies and mechanisms by which justice is claimed to assist peace building and reconciliation - memory, truth recovery, forgiveness and reparations. It subjects these processes to critical reflection by considering the boundaries of forgiveness after conflict, the burden of memory and the problems of forgetting, issues surrounding truth and truth recovery, and the limits of apologies and reparations.
Courses include: Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods, Advanced Social Theory, Post- Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding, Religious Belief and Practice in the Modern World, The Comparative Study of European Societies, Dimensions of Globalisation, Sex Gender Violence: Critical Approaches, Quantiative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods, Global Conflict and Peace Processes and your Dissertation


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  • You are taught a range of courses from a range of similar programme areas that when combined allow yout to understand Post Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding. The School of Social Sciences is judged as 'Excellent'
  • You study in a campus dating back to the Middle Ages, and forwad to the new Sir Duncan Rice Library with stunning views of the city and beach.

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full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

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