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MSc in Migration Studies

MSc in Migration Studies

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 9 months
This interdisciplinary, nine-month master’s degree analyzes global migration and mobility, in historical context, and as part of the broader processes of development and social change. The course offers a broad, theoretical understanding of human mobility and the role of both internal and international migration in economic and political processes, social change and globalisation, as well as an overview of the major debates and literature on contemporary migration from different disciplinary perspectives in the social sciences. Students will gain skills in critical analysis and research and should develop an ability to contribute new perspectives to the study of migration. Students should also gain an understanding of the dilemmas facing policy-makers at both national and international level, an understanding of the value of critical perspective for both academic and policy work, as well as the ability to help transfer theoretical knowledge to policy-oriented research. Assessment consists of formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment, which does not count towards the final degree, but helps to develop student’s analytical and writing skills, will be in the form of short essays (1,500 words), response papers and presentations. Summative assessment, which will count towards the final degree, currently takes the form of a 5,000-word essay, written exams, a research portfolio and a 15,000-word dissertation.