MA International Migration

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies

Program Description

MA International Migration

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies

MA International Migration

The MA in International Migration programme allows students to study migration – including human trafficking, asylum and forced migration as well as integration and citizenship – in the context of other fields or to focus on different aspects of migration. International Migration allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of the broader field of migration while enabling them either to specialise in migration or to examine the links between migration and fields ranging from development economics and conflict analysis to human rights law or international migration law.

Key facts


  • Standard programme: One year full-time or two years part-time
  • Extended programme: 18 months full-time or three years part-time

Start: September or January.


The aims of the MA in International Conflict and Security are to:

  • Provide students with a research-active teaching environment which gives them a good grounding in the study of social science in general and migration in particular.
  • Offer a critical perspective of the interplay between migration and political, economic and social systems and processes.
  • Ensure that students acquire a solid understanding of methodologies for the study of social science in general, and in the application of those understandings to the study of migration in particular.
  • Ensure that students acquire a solid understanding of major theoretical approaches to migration, the historical development of contemporary migration, and the application of theoretical and historical knowledge to the analysis and understanding of contemporary issues and cases in the field.
  • Ensure that students acquire the necessary skills for advanced assessment of contemporary problems in migration and their solutions.
  • Develop students' general research skills and personal skills (transferable skills), in particular through a substantial dissertation.


The MA in International Migration is offered in both the Standard (90 ECTS) and the Extended (120 ECTS) Programme format.

The Extended Programme allows students to broaden their knowledge and experience within the programme by taking more options whilst at the same time affording them a greater opportunity for internships. Students can also benefit by taking parts of the programme in Canterbury as well as in Brussels.

To be awarded a standard MA in International Migration, students must take 6 taught modules, the methodology module 'Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research' and then submit a dissertation on a topic in International Migration. For the extended programme students must take an additional 3 taught modules.


The programme is divided into a number of blocks called modules. Each module carries 20 credits (10 ECTS). The dissertation carries 60 credits (30 ECTS).

Candidates who complete 6 taught modules and the dissertation are eligible for the standard MA in International Migration (90 ECTS) whilst those who complete an additional three modules are eligible for the extended MA in International Migration (120 ECTS).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 17, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
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17,300 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
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Duration 1 - 2 years
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