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16 Masters Programs in Migration Studies

Most master’s degrees are offered as a Master of Arts or a Master of Science. Depending on the career route chosen, a master’s can boost one’s career or open previously closed doors. What is a Master in Migration Studies? Research is a large component of this degree. Students learn immigration policies, research methods, labor migration, displacement and development in the modern… Read more

Most master’s degrees are offered as a Master of Arts or a Master of Science. Depending on the career route chosen, a master’s can boost one’s career or open previously closed doors.

What is a Master in Migration Studies? Research is a large component of this degree. Students learn immigration policies, research methods, labor migration, displacement and development in the modern world, and global trends. Individual course paths can be tailored depending on the scholar’s interests and future career goals. Students learn various aspects of law and policy and how to practice them in the field. Most degree programs are completed in two years and include a thesis. Many also offer an opportunity for study abroad.

The program teaches participants how to campaign and perform advocacy work. Learning proper research methods not only helps in the chosen career field, but also helps students properly research other things in their life that benefit from quality information from healthcare and car buying to owning a home.  

To prepare financially, research the various options available, from the various costs to the course load required, before making a decision on the right program for the student and his or her budget. Reaching out to schools for a current cost rundown is also suggested.

Program graduates have taken their Master in Migration Studies and continued with their education to become doctors and lawyers. Many have also gone on to work for global organizations like the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Career paths in human rights, immigration, humanitarian and refugee work are all viable options. Many governmental and non-governmental organizations and bodies offer potential job opportunities for graduates. Grassroots organizations, entrepreneurship, journalism and diplomacy provide additional career choices.

Programs are available in various universities around the world or online for the student who needs a flexible schedule. To begin the process, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA +1 More

With more than 230 million global citizens living outside their home countries, international migration is one of the most critical issues facing the global community in the 2 ... +

With more than 230 million global citizens living outside their home countries, international migration is one of the most critical issues facing the global community in the 21st century. The challenges that these global citizens face are the focus of this master’s program, which prepares professionals to better the lives of migrants and refugees throughout the world. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
01 Feb 2022
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The programme addresses these topics from the assumption that a systematic understanding of the precursors and processes of migration and integration is essential for the deve ... +

The programme addresses these topics from the assumption that a systematic understanding of the precursors and processes of migration and integration is essential for the development of adequate policies and interventions in pluralistic societies. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The Ethnic and Minority Policy Master Program deals with minority issues and ethnic diversity in the region of Eastern and Central Europe with regard to the integration proces ... +

The Ethnic and Minority Policy Master Program deals with minority issues and ethnic diversity in the region of Eastern and Central Europe with regard to the integration process of the countries of the region into the international community of the European Union. The serious ethnic conflicts of the region, the demand for countries to meet European norms in the area of minority issues, the increase in migration, and the simultaneous growth of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and homophobia all contribute to a pressing need in Eastern and Central Europe for highly trained professionals who have the insight and expertise to identify the main political, social and psychological reasons behind tensions and discriminations and who are also equipped with the skills and techniques to handle and moderate these conflicts. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
30 Apr 2022
Campus
 

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University of Padova
Padua, Italy

The two-year MA program in Mobility Studies at the University of Padua is driven by the assumption that the Humanities can play a crucial role in facing and understanding mobi ... +

The two-year MA program in Mobility Studies at the University of Padua is driven by the assumption that the Humanities can play a crucial role in facing and understanding mobility in present society. This is something different than offering a focus uniquely on the circulation of people, objects, and ideas in given historical and geographical frameworks. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Oct 2022
02 Feb 2022
Campus
 
University of London
London, United Kingdom

This MA has quickly become one of the largest programs on forced migration anywhere in the world. The programme provides a solid legal, practical, and theoretical understandin ... +

This MA has quickly become one of the largest programs on forced migration anywhere in the world. The programme provides a solid legal, practical, and theoretical understanding of refugee protection and forced migration. You will become more independent in managing and critiquing law, policy, and practice, and also in gathering, organizing, and deploying evidence to form balanced judgments and develop policy recommendations. -
MA
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Online
 
Instituto Séneca - Centro Internacional de Postgrado
Madrid, Spain

The Master in Migration and Attention to Refugees offered by the Seneca Institute, aims to respond to the need for qualification that is needed in an area that demands profess ... +

The Master in Migration and Attention to Refugees offered by the Seneca Institute, aims to respond to the need for qualification that is needed in an area that demands professional attention, in response to the delicate situation presented by migrant and refugee groups. -
Master
Spanish (Spain)
Online
 
Linköping University
Norrköping, Sweden

Make your commitment matter! You are dedicated to helping to tackle some of the most challenging issues in today’s world. This unique master’s program relates ethnicity and mi ... +

Make your commitment matter! You are dedicated to helping to tackle some of the most challenging issues in today’s world. This unique master’s program relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

The M.A. in Migration Studies at Tel Aviv University is a one-year (3 semesters) interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English that will provide you with the skills and ... +

The M.A. in Migration Studies at Tel Aviv University is a one-year (3 semesters) interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English that will provide you with the skills and practical experience in the field of migration. Expect to take onboard the theories, research tools, as well as professional models and best practices that cover topics such as immigration and citizenship policies; academic and professional perspectives on refugees, asylum seekers and humanitarian aid; and the challenges of migrant social, cultural and economic integration. Our graduates work in both the public and private sectors and in a variety of fields with migrants and asylum seekers across the world. The program offers a thesis track as well as an exchange semester. -
MA
Full-time
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The one-year master programme Governance of Migration and Diversity' (GMD) integrates knowledge from various disciplines with a focus on how public and private organisations c ... +

The one-year master programme Governance of Migration and Diversity' (GMD) integrates knowledge from various disciplines with a focus on how public and private organisations can respond to the opportunities offered and the challenges posed by migration and diversity. It brings together history, sociology, politics, international development and urban design as a foundation for a better understanding of the governance of migration and diversity. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
15 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Tarragona, Spain

This master's degree enables students to understand, analyze and intervene in the social and cultural life of plural and constantly changing urban society, with special emphas ... +

This master's degree enables students to understand, analyze and intervene in the social and cultural life of plural and constantly changing urban society, with special emphasis on migrations and cultural diversity. The theory and methodology are largely taken from the fields of social anthropology. Students will receive training in urban anthropology, migrations and cultural diversity, and urban intervention. The focus of the program is interdisciplinary and it is designed to lead to a professional or research career. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Spanish
Oct 2022
Online
 
St Mary’s University Twickenham, London
Twickenham, United Kingdom

This master's programme provides an advanced critical insight into current developments in the study of migration, organised crime and human trafficking. It is unique in offer ... +

This master's programme provides an advanced critical insight into current developments in the study of migration, organised crime and human trafficking. It is unique in offering students the chance to study the main characteristics of modern forms of slavery and human trafficking, causes/roots, impacts, and methods (legal and others) of prevention. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Our MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive research training in Migration, and Diaspora, as well as Humanitarian and Ref ... +

Our MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive research training in Migration, and Diaspora, as well as Humanitarian and Refugee Studies, including a relevant language as part of the specialisation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
26 Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
University of Oldenburg
Oldenburg, Germany

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run ... +

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
IBERO Ciudad de México (Iberoamericana University)
Mexico City, Mexico

The Master in Migration Studies is a research postgraduate that aims to approach the migratory phenomenon from a transdisciplinary perspective, mainly from the tools, theories ... +

The Master in Migration Studies is a research postgraduate that aims to approach the migratory phenomenon from a transdisciplinary perspective, mainly from the tools, theories, and approaches of Law, International Relations, Psychology, Economics, and Sociology. The program offers a one-semester student mobility taking subjects from the Master of Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco. Students have the opportunity to get involved in projects with high social impact, collaborating with shelters, migrant care centers, and communities with a high rate of migratory mobility. -
Master
Spanish (Mexican)
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

Our MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive research training in Migration, and Diaspora, as well as Humanitarian and Ref ... +

Our MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies is a broad-based degree for students who want to receive research training in Migration, and Diaspora, as well as Humanitarian and Refugee Studies, including a relevant language as part of the specialisation. The degree prepares you to proceed to advanced postgraduate research or to work as practitioners in fields related to Migration, Refugees and Humanitarian relief. This two-year intensive language pathway is directed at students who want to engage with a country in a professional as well as academic way, as the intensive language courses will enable them to reach a near proficient knowledge of the language. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
26 Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus