This master's degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policymaking, the public sector, the community sector, and NGOs.

It features a wide range of study options from disciplines such as law, politics, and sociology, as well as incorporating opportunities to undertake field trips, placements and internships, both locally and internationally.

Upon completion of the programme, you will:

  • Have the theoretical and methodological means to explore critically the different aspects of migration studies

  • Have in-depth knowledge of key social and policy issues around migration and asylum

  • Have a good understanding of relevant policymaking at local, national and international level

  • Have a portfolio of practical skills in policy analysis and social research

  • Have the tools to develop your own research into migration issues

  • Have the ability to apply research, policy and best practice principles to complex situations relevant to your own area of work or career aspirations.

Why study MA Migration, Society, and Policy at Middlesex?

Based in the School of Law, this programme benefits from the contribution of internationally renowned experts on migration, asylum, and ethnic diversity, who operate within prominent European and global networks of researchers and practitioners. Middlesex University has an outstanding reputation in conducting local, national and international research in this area, using interdisciplinary and innovative approaches. Many of our academics work as consultants and advisors for international organizations, community groups and the public and private sector, as well as contributing to the academic debate with cutting-edge publications and regular events.

The teaching team of this programme includes Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship Elenore Kofman, Associate Professor of Sociology Dr Anastasia Christou, Senior Lecturer in Gender and Migration Dr Elena Vacchelli, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology Dr Nicola Montagna and Professor of International Politics Brad Blitz, alongside Programme Leader Dr Alessio D'Angelo, who is based in the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at Middlesex.

Through its research and consultancy work, the SPRC has built up a network of contacts with local, national and international bodies, including the International Organization for Migration and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. In addition, the School of Law is a member of IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion), the largest European network of researchers on migration and integration. These diverse networks help us to place students on career-boosting internships and work placements.

Course Highlights

  • A chance to learn from experts in migration who have been involved in a range of national and international research projects on migration, including the ESRC-funded 'EVI-MED - Constructing an Evidence Base on Contemporary Migration

  • Opportunities for placements and internships with local, national and international NGOs and public sector organizations

  • The chance to carry out fieldwork and work experience across Europe, including in Italy, Spain, Belgium and Malta

  • The opportunity to take part in national and international events with leading academics and practitioners, including through IMISCOE.
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£12,500 international
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