Taught course

Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

University of Winchester · Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Get hands-on experience with peacebuilding projects and organisations
  • Learn from pepole working in the field of peace and reconciliation
  • A strong foundation in both the study and practise of reconciliation and peacebuilding

This course builds a strong understanding into the study and practice of reconciliation and peacebuilding. Drawing on the work and experience of St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, the course delves into psychology, religious studies as well as the arts. You are encouraged to examine key ideas and theoretical frameworks in the study of reconciliation in a wide variety of contexts.

You will be supported in identifying and understanding the root causes of conflict, and in critically assessing the methods and practices which have the potential to turn violent and destructive conflict into positive and sustainable outcomes. The course gives you the opportunity to reflect on the pivotal relationship between theory and practice and to consider what it is that makes effective peacebuilding and reconciliation.

You will also opportunity to become involved with peacebuilding projects and organisations throughout the duration of the programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries and Applications
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