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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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7 Results in Migration Studies

Universidad Pontificia Comillas

The Master's Degree in Contemporary International Migration caters to the need for skilled professionals in different areas related to migration, involves many different ... [+]

Máster Universitario en Migraciones Internacionales Admisión

Perfil de ingreso:

El Máster va dirigido a todo tipo de titulados universitarios, alumnos recién egresados, profesores universitarios, profesionales procedentes del mundo empresarial, investigadores y personal de las organizaciones internacionales, que deseen profesionalizarse o mejorar su profesionalización en el ámbito de las migraciones internacionales y la movilidad humana, así como a aquellos alumnos que quieran desarrollar su capacidad investigadora en este campo.

Requisitos de acceso:

Estar en posesión de un título de Grado o equivalente. Tener un buen expediente académico. Se valorará la experiencia profesional previa en migraciones internacionales. Conocer al menos otro idioma, preferentemente el inglés. ... [-]
Spain Madrid
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Online
Instituto Séneca - Centro Internacional de Postgrado

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 pr ... [+]

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.

In the last two decades we have witnessed the multiplication of migratory flows in the five continents, whether they are voluntary or forced migrations, because of wars, ethnic or religious intolerance and lack of physical and food security, in failed states or with high degrees of failure.

In this sense, this Master in Migration and Refugee Care offers, through its complete program, a qualification to face the difficult challenge of integrating, temporarily or permanently to the migrant population, as well as to propose viable alternatives of co-development for the benefit of the places of origin of the returned migrant.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Spanish (Spain)
1 year
Online
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

What are the opportunities for the management of migration flows? How to prevent discrimination and promote interaction and cohesion in culturally diverse societies? The ... [+]

Study programme

What are the opportunities for the management of migration flows? How to prevent discrimination and promote interaction and cohesion in culturally diverse societies?

Mode of education

The Master’s programme Governance of Migration and Diversity provides state-of-the-art courses and training given by dedicated scholars from five academic disciplines. During classes interaction amongst students and between students and professors is stimulated.

During the course, several site visits are organised to engage with firsthand experiences of governance issues. In the past years we have inter alia visited the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)Opens external, the Essalam MosqueOpens external and an asylum seekers centre.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Why do people migrate? How do migrants integrate into receiving countries, or sometimes fail to do so? This specialisation focuses on sociological theories and research o ... [+]

Study programme

Why do people migrate? How do migrants integrate into receiving countries, or sometimes fail to do so? This specialisation focuses on sociological theories and research on international migration.

Mode of education

The Master’s programme Governance of Migration and Diversity provides state-of-the-art courses and training given by dedicated scholars from five academic disciplines. During classes interaction amongst students and between students and professors is stimulated.

Curriculum

Besides the general part with mandatory disciplinary courses, you will follow track-specific courses. The general and the track-specific parts each comprise 50% of the Master programme. Below you can find the curriculum of the Sociology track offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Oldenburg

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 jointl ... [+]

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort set out to study in September 2011; since 2013 the programme is fully accredited by the national agencies as part of the European pilot project JOQAR.

EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organisations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The seven partner institutions and potential hosts during your studies are:

University of Oldenburg, Germany (coordinating) Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic University of Stavanger, Norway University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa ... [-]
Germany Oldenburg
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Malmö University

The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and eth ... [+]

The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and ethnic relations; the effects of globalisation and human mobility on societies, groups and individuals; the social and political adaptation and integration of ethnic minorities in different societies; issues of inclusion and exclusion of immigrants; majority-minority relations; philosophical and ethical perspectives on life in diverse and complex societies.

What makes International Migration and Ethnic Relations unique?

This master's programme teaches you how to conduct in-depth analysis, evaluate policies and criticise and critique migration-related policies.You should expect research-based training and an interdisciplinary outlook that links social sciences with humanities.... [-]

Sweden Malmö
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences

The Master of Arts in Migration Studies is a two-year, 31-unit program that begins each fall. Students are given the option to study at the Universidad Iberoamericana in ... [+]

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Migration Studies is a two-year, 31-unit program that begins each fall. Students are given the option to study at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English) during the second semester, but an identical curriculum is offered at USF. Students who study in Mexico City return to USF for their second year. The program consists of five core courses, four special topics courses, and four research seminars. Summer fieldwork and immersion trips are available, including opportunities offered worldwide by the more than 200 Jesuit universities and Jesuit-affiliated institutes and social service agencies.

Program Timeline Learning Outcomes ... [-]
USA San Francisco Mexico Buenavista
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Full-time
2 years
Campus