12 months
19740 GBP/year
9200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Migration Studies course offered by the University of Essex uniquely explores the study of migration through a sociological perspective and uses a scientific approach to investigate the key challenges that will shape policy agendas and the impact that this could have around the world.

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The Migration Studies  course offered by the University of Essex  combines insights of sociological theory with the methodological rigour highly in demand by government, NGOs and supranational institutions. Drawing on the expertise of leading researchers, you build the methodological skills needed to conduct your own research and make your own contribution to the field of migration. You gain a critical and coherent perspective on empirical research and examining the key assumptions and ideological underpinnings of qualitative and quantitative research. . This course covers a wide range of topics, including:

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

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
  • The Context of Integration: Origin, Destination and the Children of Immigrants
  • Dissertation
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Advanced Quantitative Analysis: Models for Cause and Effect
  • Citizenship, International Migration and Human Rights

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.2 degree (o international equivalent) in a social science or Humanities subject
  • Your degree must include at least two Humanities or Social Science modules (Which can include the research project/dissertation): Including at least one full year relevant module in statistics or quantitative research Methods at 50% or above .
  • Applications from students with a degree below a 2:2 or equivalent, or a non-social sciences degree, will be considered dependent on any relevant professional or voluntary experience, previous modules studied and/or personal statement.
  • You may be required to attend an interview/Skype interview as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home/UK fee: £4,600
  • International fee: £9,870

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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