M.A. On Campus

Migration Studies

University of Sussex

12 months
18500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Are you involved in – or contemplating – working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers? Migration Studies degree offered at University of Sussex will broaden your understanding of the relevant theories, concepts and policies. 


 We help you examine migration processes and their consequences for today’s societies. You’ll explore issues of governance, rights and diversity that shape migrants’ life chances.

You have the opportunity to pursue your interests, exploring topics such as transnationalism, migration and development, governance, human rights, refugees, citizenship, integration and cultural diversity.

Migration Studies degree offered at University of Sussex draws on the expertise of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research.

Why choose this course?

  • Sussex is ranked 1st in the world for Development Studies. The activities of our migration scholars and postgraduate community come together in the Sussex Centre for Migration Research.
  • True to the Sussex tradition, our approach to teaching is interdisciplinary, drawing insights from sociology, human geography, anthropology, development studies, politics, law, psychology, education, economics and demography.
  • We have strong links with government bodies, international organisations, and NGOs addressing the issues of migration and refugees – including DFID, the International Organization for Migration and Refugee Action.


Many of our graduates have pursued successful careers in:
  • international organisations and NGOs (such as UNHCR)
  • local government authorities
  • charities with a migration focus (such as the Refugee Council).
Others have continued their studies with a PhD, becoming scholars in migration studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Activism for Development and Social Justice
  • Civil and Political Rights: Contemporary Challenges
  • Critical Debates in Environment and Development
  • Indigenous and Minority Rights
  • Knowledge, Power and Resistance
  • Law, Religion, and Human Rights
  • LGBTQI Rights: International and Comparative Perspectives
  • Livelihoods, Inequalities and Rural Change
  • Migration, Inequality and Social Change

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

  • Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should preferably be in a social sciences or humanities subject; alternatively, you should have relevant professional experience or engagement. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year for full-time students

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Migration Studies
University of Sussex


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!