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This course offers an expert introduction and overview to issues of gender, conflict and transition.


This short course provides an introduction to issues of gender in transitional justice. The course focuses on the evolving legal treatment of harms against women in situations of conflict under international law. In addition, non-prosecutorial responses to such harms, such as truth commissions and reparations programmes, are considered.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

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About this course

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This course offers an expert introduction and overview to issues of gender, conflict and transition. The course focuses on the international framework for the advancement of gender equality in conflict and post-conflict settings, in particular the Women, Peace and Security agenda of the United Nations Security Council and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Topics for specific discussion are: masculinities and femininities in conflict; UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and evaluation; and the application of the international framework for gender equality to transitional justice (truth, justice, reparations) in particular country-settings, including Northern Ireland. The course is coordinated by Dr Catherine O’Rourke and involves guest lecturing by Dr Aisling Swaine and Karen McMinn.

Linked programmes

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development,


100% Coursework – Essay (3000-4000 words)


This course requires attendance (three individual days) from 9.15am – 4.15pm on the following dates:

Friday 2 February 2018
Friday 16 February 2018
Friday 2 March 2018

Entry requirements

Degree (second class Honours or above) in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline. Other degrees may be considered.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept -

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at

Start dates

  • 2 February 2018
How to apply


How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

Start dates

  • 2 February 2018

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:
England, Scotland & Wales:

Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from



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