Masters of Arts in Conflict Transformation Studies

Rationale

The Masters of Arts in Conflict Transformation Studies is fundamental because of the historical and capacity building gaps in the country. Northern Uganda, where Gulu University is located is a post-conflict society trying to rebuild itself; and given this background, conflict transformation skills are vital. Conflict transformation is a holistic approach to peace building that ensures that structural violence is reduced, access to justice increased, development opportunities are equitable and over all civic education and pluralism knowledge widespread. The programme, therefore, brings in a wide array of practitioners who then use the skills attained to transform their communities.

In addition, the programme provides the students with the opportunity to engage in research on related topics; these researches most of which are empirical can be used to engage government, policy makers and practitioners to improve services or reform policy for the populace. The programme also opens up students to the international epistemology on transformation and good governance, which can increase their theoretical underpinning.

Purpose

The mission of the MAC programme....................

Objectives of the Programme

The programme objectives are to enable students to:

  1. Examine and apply existing knowledge in the field of peace, conflict and conflict transformation.
  2. Generate theories for action for peace, justice and sustainable development.
  3. Develop practical skills in conflict transformation.

Expected Outcomes

After completion of this programme, students will be able to;

  1. Make links between theory, action and reflection, and generate, document and disseminate new knowledge and insights relevant to their work, thus further developing the field of peace and conflict transformation.
  2. Handle conflict at all levels, including the interpersonal with increased sensitivity and resourcefulness, and take the opportunities to present these for sustainable development and community transformation.
  3. Bring about constructive change in their societies through sharing their knowledge and skills, communicate effectively with a range of audiences at different levels and contribute to both local and global discourses on the subject of peace and conflict transformation.

Admission Requirements and Eligibility

Admission to Gulu University is governed by the general University regulations as well as specific regulations required by the Faculty for a particular programme of study.
To apply for the MAC Programme, applicants must fulfil the minimum requirement for admission as below;

  1. Hold at least an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Sciences from a recognized University.

Programme Matrix: Summary of the Courses offered, Year and Semester

YEAR 1 SEMESTER I
CODE COURSE NAME LH TH PH CH CU
MAC 7101 Theories of Peace and Conflict 60  NIL NIL 60 4
MAC 7102 Epistemology of African Conflicts 60  NIL NIL 60 4
MAC 7103 Conflict Prevention, Early Warning and Building Sustainable Peace 60  NIL NIL 60 4
MAC 7104   Transforming Violent Conflict 60  NIL NIL 60 4
  YEAR 1 SEMESTER II
CODE  COURSE NAME LH TH PH CH CU
MAC 7201 Development and Security Management 60  NIL NIL 60 4
MAC 7202 Migration and Trans-frontier Citizenship 60  NIL NIL 60 4
MAC 7203 Media and Conflict Management 45  NIL NIL 60 4
MAC 7204 Research Methods 60 NIL NIL 60 4
  YEAR 2 SEMESTER I
 CODE COURSE NAME LH  TH PH CH CU
MAC 7401 Digital Literacy and Data Management 20 40 60 60 4
MAC 7402  Ethics and Integrity 60 NIL NIL 60 4
MAC 7403 Organisational Culture 60 NIL NIL 60 4
MAC 7404 Strategic Management 60 NIL NIL 60 4
  YEAR 2 SEMESTER II
 CODE COURSE NAME LH TH PH CH CU
MAC 7501 Research Project/Dissertation Writing 70 120 150 180 12

 

 

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