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  MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice (Full time)


Maynooth University    Department of International Development

Full time See Course MA 1 year full time
Politics & Government (30)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the MA in International Peacebuilding, Security and Development Practice at Maynooth University. This full-time programme equips participants with the essential skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic fields of development and peacebuilding. Delve into critical topics such as conflict resolution, negotiation theory, and human security, while exploring the interconnected realms of peacebuilding, security, and development. The course structure comprises compulsory modules like Conflict, Development and Security, alongside elective options covering areas such as gender, human rights, and advocacy. A research-based thesis allows for in-depth exploration of key issues. The flexible delivery options cater to diverse learning preferences, offering a blend of online and on-campus study. With a focus on participatory learning and a diverse cohort, this programme prepares graduates for impactful careers in international organisations, NGOs, and government agencies. Join us to make a difference in the world of peace and development.

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This Master’s programme offers a rewarding learning experience for those who wish to work in development and peacebuilding in conflict or post-conflict contexts.

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Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree (2.2 or higher) in a development related discipline (e.g. Agricultural Science, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Geography, Health-related discipline, Nutrition, Rural Development, Sociology or other Social Science etc.) or a recognised international equivalent. Those with a professional background in work-related to international development are particularly welcome to apply. In exceptional cases, applicants without a primary degree may be considered on the strength of their professional work experience, other qualifications and completion of a qualifying essay.




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