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Truth and Territory: The Landscapes of Reconciliation in Colombia - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges


Project Description

About the Project
How does the environment shape processes of truth-telling and reconciliation in post-conflict states? How do distances travelled and journeys made by Truth Commissioners and testimony-givers contribute to the reconciliation process? The project will investigate the ongoing work of the Truth Commission in Colombia, with particular regard for its focus on the territorialisation of truth and memory.

Why Choose this Opportunity
You will have the opportunity to work alongside, and to contribute to, major ongoing research projects on memory, history and education in Colombia funded by the Newton Fund, ESRC, AHRC and Colciencias. You will study the innovative work of the Truth Commision in Colombia, which places the environment at the centre of the reconciliation process. You will have the opportunity to conduct research at a crucial moment in Colombian history, learning key skills about the ethics and politics of transitional justice.

About You
Fluent Spanish, or the ability to become fluent in Spanish, would be a great help in carrying out the research.

About the programme
The Cabot Institute Masters by Research is a unique opportunity to work with a leading supervisor to deliver a one-year research project that you are passionate about. The programme will bring together exceptional students from all backgrounds with a common mission – protecting the planet and securing our future. As well as learning from your supervisor, you will learn from your fellow students; coming together to share your ideas and developing your problem-solving skills as part of an interdisciplinary team over the year. As well as being hosted within the Cabot Institute you will have a direct relationship within the relevant School for your research area, allowing you to fully take advantage of a wide-ranging research community.
Alongside your research project, you will benefit from a unique personal development and transferable skills training schedule. These unaccredited, optional events will give you the opportunity to come together with your peers to improve your research skills and develop an innovative approach to the global challenges we face today. You will also be encouraged to propose your own interests for a seminar series, giving you a unique platform to mould your studies and get involved directly with the programme. The training schedule will focus on:
• Interdisciplinarity & Collaboration
• Innovation & Enterprise
• Making your research a success
• Research communications
• Ignite your interests (your chance to propose ideas for a seminar series)
You will also gain access to the Cabot Institute’s network of experts across academia, government, business and industry via networking events. These opportunities will not only support your research, but give you the edge in your future career, whatever that may be.

Funding Notes

Programme fees per year:
UK/EU Full time £6950, Part time £3560
Overseas Full time £21700, Part time £11100

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