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Global Migration, MSc by Research

Global Migration, MSc by Research

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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | 01-JAN-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Anthropology Human Geography Immigration Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc by Research in Global Migration allows you to undertake a year-long individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research. Your global migration research project will be shaped by participation in activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and fieldwork, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups. While this research programme usually finishes after a year (or two years for part-time students), it can be used to progress to the second year of a PhD degree in the appropriate circumstances.

The range of our current human geographical research in this area includes

Multi-sensuous geographies of movement and the ways they are governed;
The diversity of mobile experiences (labour migrations, cultural mobility, spiritual mobilities) and the divisions they produce;
Mobile subjectivities, socialities and politics of mobility;
Inequalities and power dynamics of different mobilities and migrations.
Rethinking care for marginalised people: different ways of com-passionate being together with mobile others;
Developing broader (excessive) understanding of ethical responsibility for people in need;

In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of Geography research at Swansea was judged to be of international quality, and 60% was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Geography at Swansea achieved UK Top Ten for research impact [Research Excellence Framework 2014]
UK Top 20 for research quality [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2019].

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

Applicants for MSc by Research must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more