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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Immigration Studies Human Geography Anthropology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our course will broaden your understanding of the relevant theories, concepts and policies. We help you examine migration processes and their consequences for today's societies. You will explore issues of governance, rights and diversity that shape migrants' life chances. You have the opportunity to pursue your interests, exploring topics such as transnationalism, migration and development, governance, human rights, refugees, citizenship, integration and cultural diversity. This MA draws on the expertise of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. You are assessed by term papers, unseen exams, a case analysis on research methods and a 10,000-word dissertation, or undertake a dissertation with placement. Many of our graduates have pursued successful careers in: international organisations and NGOs (such as UNHCR); local government authorities; charities with a migration focus (such as the Refugee Council). Others have continued their studies with a PhD, becoming scholars in migration studies.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

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)

£8,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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 or humanities subject; other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing will also be considered.