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LLM and Short Courses

Find out about the different options for study with TJI below.


TJI runs two innovative masters programmes, open to students with a second class Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or a cognate discipline. 

Summer School

The Summer School is a week-long residential course, consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions and is aimed at both postgraduate students and practitioners working in the field of transitional justice and human rights.

The 10th annual Transitional Justice Institute Summer School is co-sponsored by UN Women and the Political Settlement Research Programme.

'Gender, Conflict and Preventing and Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism: International, Regional and Local Dimension

Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University

Jordanstown campus (near Belfast), Northern Ireland

Monday 12 June - Friday 16 June 2017

The challenges, opportunities and limitations women face in situations of conflict have been increasingly understood and mainstreamed through the Women, Peace and Security agenda. Through that agenda a gendered approach to conflict regulation and peace negotiations has gained considerable traction in domestic and international practice since 2000. The United Nations and other regional bodies have played a key role in mainstreaming gendered approaches to conflict and peace. By contrast, gender analysis of terrorism, counter-terrorism, violent extremism and political violence remains limited in theory and practice. The passage, in particular, of UN Security Council Resolution 2242 (2015) has shifted this terrain by connecting the Women, Peace and Security Agenda with legal and political efforts to regulate terrorism and counter-terrorism.  In practice, it is increasingly true that situations of armed conflict overlap with situations of political violence, terrorism, counter-terrorism and violent extremism.  This Summer School brings together these important policy and practice issues to address the synergies between the law and practice of regulating conflict through a gendered lens with the national and international regulation of political violence, terrorism and extremism.  We explore the experiences of women who engage in political violence and women who are affected by terror and counter-terrorism. We critically consider the harnessing of women and gender politics to support counter-terrorism and violent extremism.  The Summer School builds outwards from the experience of the conflict in Northern Ireland, as well as drawing on more contemporary cases. We engage both theoretically and practically with some of the most complex regulatory issues for advancing women’s rights and protections in conflicts and situations where political violence, terror and counter-terrorism are an everyday part of life.

Application forms, programme outline and scholarship information can be found here.

Please note: the deadline for submitting applications is 17 February 2017.

Short Course

We are delighted to offer a Short Course in Gender and Transition.