The MLitt in Peacebuilding and Mediation program for 2024 entry is a one-year full-time course offered by the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. It critically explores the relationship between formal and informal peacebuilding and mediation efforts. The program emphasizes critical engagement with peace processes and covers topics such as conflict mediation, the conceptualization of peace, formal and informal peacebuilding institutions, key actors in peace efforts, and critical analysis of peace processes.
Entry requirements for the program include holding an upper 2:1 Honors degree in relevant disciplines and demonstrating English language proficiency. Applicants are required to submit a CV, a 500-word personal statement, a 2,000-word academic work sample, two original signed academic or professional references, and academic transcripts.
The program is structured as two semesters of taught modules followed by a dissertation. It includes two compulsory modules: “Critical Approaches to Peacebuilding” and “Mediation: Community and Global Praxis.” Students also have the option to choose two additional modules from a list of options.
Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, seminars, and tutorials, with class sizes varying. The School of International Relations hosts research seminars, and student-led associations and organizations related to international relations are active within the university.
Tuition fees for the program are £14,140 for home students and £29,950 for overseas students. Scholarships and funding opportunities are available for eligible students.
Upon completion of the program, graduates can pursue careers in various fields such as human rights, law, policy research, NGOs, charities, international organizations, civil service, and academia. The Careers Centre at the University of St Andrews offers support and guidance to help students build their employability skills. The application deadline for this program is April 26, 2024, and early applications are encouraged for scholarship eligibility and visa purposes.