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The award
MA

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
EUR 17350 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
EUR 17350 per year

All study options

About International Migration at University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies

The MA in International Migration programme allows students to study migration - including human trafficking, asylum and forced migration as well as integration and citizenship - in the context of other fields or to focus on different aspects of migration. International Migration allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of the broader field of migration while enabling them either to specialise in migration or to examine the links between migration and fields ranging from development economics and conflict analysis to human rights law or international migration law.

The aims of the MA in International Migration are to:

  • Provide students with a research-active teaching environment which gives them a good grounding in the study of social science in general and migration in particular.
  • Offer a critical perspective of the interplay between migration and political, economic and 
    social systems and processes.
  • Ensure that students acquire a solid understanding of methodologies for the study of 
    social science in general, and in the application of those understandings to the study of 
    migration in particular.
  • Ensure that students acquire a solid understanding of major theoretical approaches to 
    migration, the historical development of contemporary migration, and the application of 
    theoretical and historical knowledge to the analysis and understanding of contemporary 
    issues and cases in the field.
  • Ensure that students acquire the necessary skills for advanced assessment of 
    contemporary problems in migration and their solutions.
  • Develop students' general research skills and personal skills (transferable skills), in 
    particular through a substantial dissertation.

Programme Structure:

The MA in International Migration is offered in both the Standard (90 ECTS credits) and the Extended version (120 ECTS credits) and in each case students may take the programme with or without a secondary specialisation.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 17350 per yearInternational course feesEUR 17350 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 8675 per yearInternational course feesEUR 8765 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 24700 per yearInternational course feesEUR 24700 per year
  • The awardMAHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 12350 per yearInternational course feesEUR 12350 per year

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class honours degree or a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 in a relevant subject or equivalent. For other international entry requirements, please contact the School.

What students think about University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies

    MA International Migration Student

    "I’m enrolled in the MA in International Migration and enjoying studying again in a different environment. I’d previously been working in Paris with Roma migrants, specifically working on a project of access to education for Roma children living in the makeshift camps around Paris. This project was a serious challenge having recently graduated (LLB in Law and European legal studies from Aberdeen in 2014), but it was a fantastic learning experience of hands-on work. Having developed new skills in project management and human rights issues around migration I thought about pursuing my studies further to gain a global understanding on migration issues. 

    I was a little anxious at the idea of hitting the books again, especially from a political science perspective. However, bringing this experience into this Masters has been great and so many of the students have different backgrounds, professionally and academically, which makes interesting discussions!

    Life in Brussels and at BSIS has been great so far. The diversity in this city is amazing, whether at school or outside of it. Being at the heart of the European Union, there’s always something going on. I could definitely get used to this!"

    Lucie Thomas, United Kingdom

    MA International Development Student

    "I am enrolled in the International Development Master. After finishing my Bachelor’s in Law and Political Science, I worked in an international legal NGO based in Spain and at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva as human rights consultant. I chose this Master program because it links my interest fields, human rights, development, and gender. The International Development Master is, without doubt, providing me new views and approaches to the many topics of international development. I am sure that it will strengthen your critical thinking and challenge you in many ways."

    Alazne Irigoien, Spain

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