M.A. On Campus

Migration and Intercultural Studies

12 months
18650 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Examine the cultural, social and political issues at the heart of migration, and develop your language skills, with the MA in Migration and Intercultural Studies degree at the University of Reading.


Study the multilingual and intercultural factors that influence policymakers and practitioners, and explore how these factors enhance their interaction with migrants and refugees.

This interdisciplinary programme at the University of Reading covers a diverse range of topics, including:

  • language studies
  • applied linguistics and sociolinguistics
  • politics and international relations
  • human rights and philosophy
  • international refugee law.

You will also examine how language issues have political and socio-cultural importance in the experience of migrants and refugees.

Optional modules will allow you to explore specialisms in cultural studies, ethics, and environmental studies. You can also pursue your own interests, and develop your expertise, with a dissertation or extended project.

Research-based teaching will provide you with the analytical skills to understand, monitor, and critically investigate migration phenomena, trajectories and processes.

In addition to your theoretical and policy-based studies, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience. For example, you will be encouraged to undertake an internship or conduct fieldwork with governmental or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).


Your Migration and Intercultural Studies degree will provide a solid grounding in the policies and practice of migration. You'll gain linguistic and vocational skills that will enable you to work with organisations assisting migrants and refugees.

Your knowledge and skills would be well-suited to a career in governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), or in the charity sector. There is an increasing demand for graduates with linguistic and intercultural skills in the non-profit sector. National and international organisations often seek linguistic experts to:

  • work as mediators at the frontline of migration
  • contribute to research and monitoring reports.

Alternatively, you could undertake research or further study in the fields of migration or language studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language and Migration
  • Migration Studies
  • Dissertation
  • Work Placement or Extended Project
  • Global Environmental Change, Justice and Development
  • Human Rights Law, Policy, and Practice
  • International Refugee Law

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK. Those with other qualifications and relevant work experience may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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    18650 GBP/year
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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 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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