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Migration Mobility and Development MSc

Migration Mobility and Development MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Anthropology Human Geography

Course type


Course Summary

The degree has been developed to meet the needs of people working, or hoping to work, in international agencies, humanitarian organisations, and NGOs and students intending to go on to carry out PhD e programme attracts applicants with a variety of academic and working backgrounds. We welcome those who have worked in the field of migration and / or development, but we also welcome applications from students without relevant work experience who can demonstrate a strong interest in the major themes of the programme and a strong first degree, preferably in a social science.

This innovative new programme in the Department of Development Studies offers students the opportunity to combine study and analysis of critical perspectives on development and the increasingly important and related field of migration studies.

The MSc in Migration, Mobility and Development will focus attention on the political economy of migration from a historical perspective, major trends in migration theories, and different forms of and approaches to the study of migration and displacement. The programme draws on the expertise of staff in development, migration and forced migration contexts from the Development Studies department, and encourages inter-disciplinary dialogue with other relevant departments and centres within SOAS.

Different course options

Full time | SOAS, University of London | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module examines development processes and policies from a political economy perspective. The syllabus is designed to provide a basic ‘literacy’ in economic theory and policy relevant to the study and practice of development. It covers: the most important theories of economic development; the structure of the world economy; international trade and finance; private and official (aid) capital flows to less developed countries; the changing role of international organizations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Relevant work experience may also be considered.