Taught course

Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

Institution
University of Winchester · Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.

It is important that applicants can demonstrate some knowledge and experience of studying and engaging with contemporary issues, global themes and challenges and articulate a personal and professional motivation for engaging in peacebuilding and reconciliation work.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Students have the opportunity to become involved with peacebuilding projects and organisations throughout the duration of the programme.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
12-24 months
online
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries and Applications
Email
course.enquiries@winchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1962 827234