• Northern Ireland
    • Belfast
Subject Areas
Conflict Studies Geography Global Studies Humanities Political Science Social Sciences Sociology

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level


Starting Price
$2,500 USD
Price Details
Price Details
Tuition and Accommodation £2900

Cost includes:
- All tuition
- Course materials
- Field trips including transport
- Certificate / Transcript
- En Suite Accommodation

Please note: cost includes field trips and cultural visits, lunch on some field trips and course materials.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Some Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Airport Transfers Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 21, 2020
Jan 06, 2017

About Program

Spend four weeks with us in Northern Ireland, immersing yourself in a unique academic and cultural experience. The Conflict Transformation and Social Justice Summer School is innovative due to its interdisciplinary base. It is taught by world-leading academics and located in a society emerging from conflict. Those teaching on the program come from a range of disciplines including Law, Politics, International Studies, Geography, Criminology, Anthropology, Human Rights and other humanities and social science subjects.

The Conflict Transformation and Social Justice Summer School will provide students with a critical overview of approaches to conflict resolution, from world-leading scholars and practitioners. Those teaching on the Summer School will draw upon rich research experiences both in Northern Ireland and across the globe.

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Program Highlights

  • A unique immersive academic and cultural experience, with the opportunity to pursue your academic interests.
  • Optional credit-bearing programme at Year 2 undergraduate equivalent, worth a recommended 5 -6 US credits
  • Guaranteed ensuite accommodation on campus for 27 nights
  • Opportunity to explore Northern Ireland with cultural and historical field trips. Students will have the opportunity to see their learning in action with a range of field trips across Northern Ireland to sites of cultural and historical importance.
  • A social programme including welcome reception, film nights, social events and ‘Ceilidh’ Night – traditional Irish music and dancing.

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Program Reviews

9.67 Rating
based on 6 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 83.33%
  • 7-8 rating 16.67%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Academics 8.5
  • Support 9.3
  • Fun 7.7
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 9.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible experience

Belfast is a great city and Queen's University a site to behold. You are surrounded by sites long told in song, story, film, and history. Every day was inspiring. Have rainwear, and plan to spend some time after the program just exploring the city. I think one could live in Belfast a full year without getting to all there is to do & see in the city, never mind the outskirts! I hope to return very soon.

What would you improve about this program?
Better communication access. Without an international cell phone contract, one is cut off in the dorms. No phones there. Have groups set up email or cell communication first day so that there can be more spontaneous group event planning & communication.
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Study Abroad Experience

This course was a great experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of going.
The lecturers were very knowledgeable and took us to cultural events that we might not have gone to otherwise like the bonfires and the marches on the Twelfth.
Staying in Belfast means that you can clearly see the impact of the Troubles and it was really interesting to meet people who were involved in the conflict. There’s a lot to do in the city and the trips to different parts of Northern Ireland are excellent.
The best part about this course was meeting so many amazing people. The social activities that were planned by the staff and PhD students were really fun and meant that it was easy to get to know people.
I loved my time in Belfast and am so glad that I did this course.

3 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Loved it

I really enjoyed the whole experience. The academics were interesting and worthwhile. They related well to the activities and outings we did as a group. I really had a chance to learn and meet wonderful new people! The outings we went on will remain some of my favorite memories and seeing Northern Ireland was amazing. I highly recommend this program for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of politics and learn about issues facing other countries. It was completely worth every second.

3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

best experience

I am so glad to have chosen this program and the memories I got from it. the only thing I did not like is that it is to short (3 week) why not 5?. I've met some of the best people you could wish for I wouldn't change this experience for any other summer abroad. the people I met there where amazing and made the trip even better. lectures where fun as well as the trips to the different parts of Northern Ireland.

What would you improve about this program?
make it longer.
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Very good and interesting program!

It was very good and interesting program. the studies were very useful, the people were great and full experience was amazing.

Dominic is one of a kind. and the lectures were very interesting.

The field trips were very good and the fun and cultural parts were great.

From a perspective of an Israeli, I think there is a place to go deeper with the Israeli - Palestinian conflict, and would love to help with it.

3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My review - Great time

The school offers an excellent program. The lectures are informative and the lecturers know their subject matter. QUB is a beautiful campus with so much to do on and off campus.

The advisors and PHd students helping out are informed of the days activities and can be extremely helpful if you find yourself alone.
Accommodations are great for someone of average size but the ensuite shower is made for persons less than 5' tall and 120 lbs.

Overall, highly recommended!

4 people found this review helpful.

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