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Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Immigration Studies Human Geography Anthropology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Are you involved in – or contemplating – working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers?

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’ll 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.

CAREERS

Our graduates are well prepared for PhD research and careers in:

  • international organisations and NGOs (such as UNHCR)
  • local government authorities
  • charities with a migration focus (such as the Refugee Council).

Modules

This module provides an introduction to how migration is managed by national governments and international organisations and how political and legal processes, including human rights frameworks, shape governments' attempts to manage migration. You will develop an understanding of the theoretical frameworks and models used by researchers to explain migration policymaking, as well as an empirical knowledge of the main patterns and trends in migration policies. A recurring theme of the module is how liberal states exhibit both inclusionary and exclusionary tendencies towards migrants and how these apparent contradictions can be understood.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£18,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should preferably be in a social sciences or humanities subject; alternatively, you should have relevant professional experience or engagement.