M.Phil. in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict

Trinity College Dublin

Program Description

M.Phil. in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict

Trinity College Dublin

This course critically examines the techniques used by states to manage population movement and conflict, their social and cultural impact and the responses they elicit. It is unique in the way it applies race-critical, cultural and postcolonial theories to racialization, population movement, conflict, and peace-making. It is designed for people who work or wish to work in any of these fields, and/or who are thinking of Ph.D. research. There is a focus on Ireland, Europe (including the Balkans), the US and the Middle East.

The course has three components:

  1. Three core modules: race-critical theory, research methods, and colonialism, conflict and liberal intervention.
  2. Optional modules covering topics such as ethnic cleansing and forced migration; ethnicity and social policy; human rights and international issues; gender, race, and conflict; migration and the European labor market; migration and education; representation and resistance; social movements and international solidarity. (Topics can vary from year to year).
  3. A 20,000-word dissertation researched and written under the supervision of a member of staff with relevant expertise.

(There are also optional field-trips)

Course Options

1 Year Full-Time

Course Url

Course Director

Professor David Landy

Course Coordinator

Professor Anne Holohan

Telephone Number

+ 353 1 8962701

Course Email

Next Intake

September 2018

Closing Date

30 July 2018

Candidates should have a good primary degree (an upper second or equivalent, GPA of at least 3.2) in one of the social sciences or a degree that has included social science as a component.

In exceptional cases, candidates without a first degree may be accepted directly into the programme if they can demonstrate that they possess the equivalent of a good first degree, have work experience in the fields of population movement, conflict, and/or publications that demonstrate analytical skills. Applicants seeking admission in this category may, where practicable, be called for interview.

In all cases the quality of the candidates' statement of interest and of their academic references are important.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 2, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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1 year
Full time
16,163 EUR
EU Full Time: €8.838/ Non-EU Full Time: €16.163
Ireland - Dublin, County Dublin
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