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Migration Studies, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The Migration Studies course offered by the University of Essex uniquely explores the study of migration through a sociological perspective, investigating how these challenges shape policy agendas with particular attention to issues surrounding social integration, rights and multiculturalism.

About

The Migration Studies course offered by the University of Essex combines insights of sociological theory with the methodological tools highly in demand by government, NGOs and supranational institutions. Drawing on the expertise of leading researchers, you build a strong theoretical understanding and address key issues surrounding migration. This course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Citizenship and Human rights
  • Welfare
  • Immigration policy
  • Social cohesion and integration
  • Human trafficking
  • Race, ethnicity and identity
  • Multiculturalism

You also gain a critical and coherent perspective on empirical research and examining the key assumptions and ideological underpinnings of qualitative and quantitative research.

Your future

A degree in Migration Studies with a sociological approach, especially one from a recognised centre of excellence like Essex, opens many doors.

This course provides excellent preparation for establishing a career in policy making, human rights organisations or to continue further academic study. Many of our postgraduates go on to successful academic careers, both in the UK and overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Migration: Theory, Concepts and Selected Issues
  • Sociological Research Design
  • Dissertation
  • The Context of Integration: Origin, Destination and the Children of Immigrants
  • Context of the Refugee Experience
  • Citizenship, International Migration and Human Rights

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no application deadline but we recommend that you apply before 1 July for our taught courses starting in October.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A degree with an overall 2:1.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17560 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7940 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7940 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Part-time:
  • Home/EU fee: £3,970
  • International fee: £8,780

Living costs for Colchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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