12 months
35487 USD/year
9300 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Migration is increasingly a high-priority issue for governments and organisations around the world. Explore the social, economic and political drivers and consequences of forced and voluntary migration.  The Migration Studies programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.


Key facts

Drawing on several disciplines, including political science, geography and history, you'll discover why and how migration happens and gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities it creates. You can choose to examine topics such as the refugee crisis in Europe, labour migration, multiculturalism and immigration as an election issue.

Learning across disciplines

On the Migration Studies programme at the  Victoria University of Wellington. you'll not only gain an in-depth understanding of migration issues, you'll develop your critical thinking, communications and research skills.

If you're a Master's student, you may have the opportunity to do an internship with an organisation involved in migration policy, research or practice.  Take the opportunity to contribute your own perspectives to the study of migration.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Approaches to Migration Studies
  • Research Essay
  • Directed Individual Study in Migration Studies 
  • Borders, Migrants and States 
  • Islands and Oceans: People, Power and Place

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    35487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35487 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Estimated international fees  : NZ$49,071 for the full programme
  • Estimated domestic fees: NZ$12,861  for the full programme

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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