This master's programme will build upon participants' understanding of the origins, context and changing nature of conflict by providing a particular focus on child development issues and the impact of conflict on young children, their families and communities. It will also highlight a range of successful early childhood peacebuilding interventions and provide participants with the knowledge and skills to adopt a child rights based approach to programme and policy development. It also aims to develop leadership and capacity in participants in order to advocate for children’s rights and promote peace and social justice through programs working for young children.
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- Description -
This is a linked Postgraduate Diploma/MSc that is offered in both full-time and part-time mode. It is offered in collaboration with Early Years, which is the largest organisation in Northern Ireland for young children. Only the first semester of this programme will involve classroom based teaching. Semester two is offered fully online.
This programme is located within INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute). INCORE is in an active research and practice Centre, you can expect to learn from Faculty with practical and theoretical skills. Its location in Northern Ireland provides excellent opportunities for experiential learning in a society coming out of violent conflict. However, the geographical scope of INCORE’s work in research, policy, and practice is both local and global.
- Purpose -
This programme is aimed, in particular, at individuals who wish to specialise in the effects of conflict on young children and the development of effective programmes to enhance practice and outcomes for young children or are professionals who are already working in community based organisations, early years organisations or research and academia who wish to deepen their knowledge of conflict and its impact on young children.
It is envisaged that graduates from the Masters who are not already employed in this sector would progress into early years related settings or service providers or seek employment in children related non-governmental organisations such as: Save the Children; UNICEF; Plan International and War Child. In Northern Ireland, career opportunities exist in such organisations as: Children in Northern Ireland; Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People; Early Years; Early years and pre-school settings; Action for Children; National Children's Bureau; NSPCC; Children's Law Centre; Department of Education; and the Education and Training Inspectorate.
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