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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-APR-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

This nine-month interdisciplinary master's degree analyses migration from a global perspective and as an integral part of development and social change. Taught by world-class researchers, it will introduce you to key migration concepts, methods and theories across the social sciences, and prepare you for further research or a professional career. The course provides a broad, theoretical understanding of human mobility and the role of both internal and international migration in the wider processes of development, social change and globalisation, as well as an overview of the major debates and literature on contemporary migration from different disciplinary perspectives in the social sciences. You will gain skills in critical analysis and research, and should develop an ability to contribute new perspectives to the study of migration. You should also gain an understanding of the dilemmas facing policy-makers at both national and international level, an understanding of the value of critical perspective for both academic and policy work, as well as the ability to help transfer theoretical knowledge to policy-oriented research. Assessment consists of formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment, which does not count towards your final degree, but helps you to develop your analytical and writing skills, will be in the form of short essays (1,500 words), response papers and presentations. Summative assessment, which will count towards your final degree, currently takes the form of a 5,000-word essay, written exams, a research portfolio and a 15,000-word dissertation. The MSc in Migration Studies seeks to prepare students for further social science research, or for a career within the increasing number of organisations – public and private, national and international – concerned with migration issues. Graduates of the MSc have gone on to doctoral degrees, law school, research and consultancy.

Tuition fees

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£ 28,040overall cost

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University information

University of Oxford

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 34

    3rd out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    192 97%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    190 90%

    4th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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