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Migration and Diaspora Studies

24 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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This innovative interdisciplinary graduate program in Migration and Diaspora Studies MA program from Carleton University allows students to address such interconnected issues as refugee movements, migration, mobility and diasporas that inform the modern world.


It brings together a broad spectrum of academics and practitioners from the humanities, social sciences and public affairs to examine the cultural, social, economic and political implications of the movement and transnational settlement of people. The program supports historically-informed and forward-looking approaches to the analysis of cultural and social identities, diversity and integration, exile and memory, forced migration, and refugee communities.

The two-year Migration and Diaspora Studies MA program from Carleton University offers three pathways: coursework-only, research essay and thesis. There are also two graduate diplomas (GDips).

Career Opportunities

Located in the heart of Canada’s National Capital Region, Ottawa offers unparalleled access to resources and opportunities for co-ops and other experiential opportunities. Students in this graduate program will develop skills and credentials to position them for law school or PhD programs in a variety of disciplines, as well as jobs in public service, cultural institutions and creative industries, migration and humanitarian INGOs, migration and settlement-related agencies, and in public museums and heritage sites. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Migration and Diaspora Studies
  • Key Issues in Migration and Diaspora Studies
  • Research Seminar in Migration and Diaspora Studies
  • Practicum in Migration and Diaspora Studies
  • Special Topics in Migration and Diaspora Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s honours degree (or equivalent) in a humanities or social science discipline or interdisciplinary program with at least a B+ average. 
  • Previous coursework or experience in Migration and Diaspora Studies is an asset 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18463 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18463 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6657 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /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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