Migration Studies

The MSc in Migration Studies is a 9-month interdisciplinary degree offered jointly by the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and the Department for International Development.

In recent decades human mobility has developed new dynamics and poses new social, economic and political challenges. The University of Oxford has played a leading role in the emerging field of migration research. The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) is already a centre of gravity in Migration Studies within the UK. The establishment of COMPAS complemented the already-established Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), founded in 1982, and in 2006 the International Migration Institute (IMI) was established. Between them, the three centres have over 25 full-time researchers and draw in many more across the University.

MSc Migration Studies

The interdisciplinary MSc in Migration Studies allows students to explore human mobility as an intrinsic part of the broader processes of development and global change; and to address the causes and consequences of migration and how these are shaped by governments, societies, and migrants themselves.

The programme is jointly offered by the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME) and the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID), the course draws on the intellectual resources of its two parent departments and two migration research centres at Oxford (COMPAS and IMI).

The degree has four main taught components, in addition to a 15,000 word dissertation:

  • migration and mobility in the social sciences;
  • migration, globalisation and social transformation;
  • thematic and regional options;
  • methods in social research.

Further information about the MSc Migration Studies and how to apply

Any enquiries about the MSc in Migration Studies should be addressed to the MSc Course Co-ordinator at: msc-migrationstudies@qeh.ox.ac.uk

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