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Ms Fiona Mannion

Email: masters@geog.ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 0575/7579

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£8,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£16,250 (FT)

Possible funding opportunities include: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Programme, Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan and Ford Foundation International Fellowships Programme.

Other possible funding opportunities include: Marshall Scholarships - Marshall Commission, Fulbright Traditional Postgraduate Student Awards, US-UK Fulbright Commission and Thomas Wall Trust.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Key facts

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65% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Global Migration MSc

Migration in today's globalised world stands at the heart of key national and international debates; including migrants' and asylum seekers' rights and citizenship; state security and border management; and the globalisation of skilled labour markets. This new interdisciplinary MSc offers the best of migration teaching from across UCL Faculties.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme combines policy and theoretical debates over migration. Students are equipped with the advanced skills, methods, concepts and theories essential for the study of Global Migration and gain the opportunity to apply them in both general and more specialised contexts relating to the processes, policies and politics of migration.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL has internationally recognised expertise in the field of migration. It has two established research units, the Migration Research Unit and the Centre for Research on Economic Analysis of Migration, plus the new Equiano Centre for the study of African diasporas.

Students benefit from the consolidation of migration expertise across UCL through the new UCL Migration Network, a UCL Migration Symposia Series, departmental migration seminar series, and a vibrant and expanding body of PhD students in this field.

Migration research at UCL has a strong international dimension, benefiting from extensive networks across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core modules (30 credits), six optional modules (90 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Global Migration
  • Issues in Global Migration

Options

  • Options may include the following:
  • Social Science Research Methodologies and Methods I & II (essential for research training)
  • Thinking Space
  • Postcolonial Theory and the Multicultural City
  • Political Economy of Globalisation
  • Geopolitics and Globalisation
  • Globalisation and Security
  • Scales of Inequality
  • Geodemographics and Population Geography
  • Border Narratives in Latin America
  • Historical Geographies of African Diaspora in Britain
  • Asian Cities in a Globalising South
  • Anthropology of Nationalism, Ethnicity and Race
  • International and European Refugee Law

Dissertation/report

All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, discussions, independent reading, practicals and workshops. Assessment is through coursework and the research dissertation. Only two options, Economics of Migration and Comparative Human Rights Law, are assessed through examination.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Professional experience in relevant fields will be considered alongside academic qualifications.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Applicants who require a student visa should submit their programme application before 31 July. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

While aimed at graduates from a range of disciplines (including Human Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, and Cultural and Media Studies) who intend to progress to PhD research or develop a career in migration, the programme will also appeal to professionals wishing to reflect on developments in this field.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Global Migration
  • why you want to study Global Migration at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and/or professional background meets the demands of a challenging academic environment
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Career

Graduates of this programme will be well equipped to work with migrants and asylum seekers in different parts of the world, and gain posts in UN, EU, national policy think-tanks, government research and policy departments, National Government Organisations, community-based and grassroots organisations. The programme provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue doctorates in the interdisciplinary field of migration studies.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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