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Migration and Global Development MA

Migration and Global Development MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Immigration Studies Development Politics Development Economics Human Geography Anthropology

Course type


Course Summary

Our interdisciplinary approach gives you a distinctive and critical grounding in international development and migration studies. Learning from our faculty who have detailed and extensive knowledge from working in the field, you will gain an advanced understanding of the complex relationship between migration and development. You will benefit from our extensive, world-renowned expertise in international development and migration studies. You will become part of the research community of the internationally recognised Sussex Centre for Migration Research, located within the School of Global Studies. You are assessed by term papers, unseen exams, a case analysis on research methods and a 10,000-word dissertation, or a dissertation with placement. This course prepares you for careers in the areas of: international organisations and NGOs; local government authorities; charities with a migration focus. You could also continue your studies with a PhD.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides you with training in social science research methods (generic as well as specific to your dissertation research) as well as with a set of professional skills that prepare you for a professional career. The module is run as a series of half-day workshops from which you select three workshops to match your specific needs depending on disciplinary orientation, previous training and experience, future employment plans and personal interests. The workshops will cover a wide range of topics. The social research methods workshops will include interviewing, ethnographic methods, participatory research techniques and questionnaire design. The professional skills workshops will include, for example, stakeholder engagement, sustainable livelihoods analysis, environmental impact assessment, project planning and private sector consulting. The professional skills will also help to prepare you if you plan to take a work placement over the summer. As part of the module, you will also receive a workshop on dissertation planning and design.

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 should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above; qualification should be in a relevant social sciences subject such as anthropology, development studies, geography, international relations, politics, sociology, or law; other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing will also be considered.