This course offers an expert introduction and overview to issues of gender, conflict and transition.
Study Gender and Transition at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
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 https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201617/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13208
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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 programmesPgCertPD 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:
10 February 2017
24 February 2017
10 March 2017
Degree (second class Honours or above) in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline. Other degrees may be considered.
English Language Requirements
International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.
- 10 February 2017
Fees and funding
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- Northern Ireland & EU:
- England, Scotland & Wales:
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 at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx
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