MSc Migration and Mobility StudiesFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Start date||September 2020|
Migration needs new thinking. The MSc in Migration and Mobility Studies offers a rigorous and exciting approach to the study of migration and its connections to other types of human movement. You will learn about migrant workers and global firms, migratory soundscapes and the relation between migration and racialisation.
Through its innovative combination of arts, social sciences, law and humanities, the MSc will enable you to understand and engage with some of the most pressing political and policy issues of our time.
The programme will:
- enable you to think critically about migration and migration policies: explore how to think about and work on human movement without turning migration into a problem;
- learn new methodologies: broaden your research skills, break down disciplinary boundaries, think theoretically, and know why this matters;
- be taught by leading researchers conducting groundbreaking work on themes such as human movement and freedom, mobility and justice, and histories of citizenship globally;
- develop career opportunities: transferable skills and knowledge that will be useful in a wide variety of careers from international NGOs, local government and community organising.
Fees for 2020/21
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2020/21
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
In the first teaching block, you will study two core units. Approaches to Migration and Mobility Studies identifies how and why migration and mobility studies developed the way they did, the nature of current debates, and perspectives on the future of the discipline. Taught by experts from departments across the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Law, each module will familiarise you with the respective discipline’s unique approaches to migration and mobility studies.
Research Skills for MSc in Migration and Mobility Studies focuses on research skills that are particularly relevant to the discipline, offering guidelines to research in arts, social sciences, and law subjects. You will gain insight into handling library sources, collections, and archives; compiling a bibliography effectively; and giving effective oral presentations.
You will also choose one optional unit from a list of relevant units.
In the second teaching block, you will continue to study approaches to migration and mobility studies and select two from a list of relevant optional units.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc Migration and Mobility Studies.
To be considered for admission to this programme, applicants are required to hold/achieve a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities, law or social sciences discipline. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
You will develop a range of transferable skills, such as archival and library research skills, high standards of literacy and comprehension, articulate verbal presentation skills, research skills and project management skills.
Graduates are well placed to go on to a career in government, international organisations, think tanks, academia, NGOs, or the cultural or heritage industries. Those with a background in law are equipped to pursue further specialisms in migration and mobility law.
19 August 2020: UK and EU applicants
31 July 2020: International applicants (who require a Tier 4 visa)
These deadline dates have been set to allow you time to obtain your visa and arrive to start your programme on time.
Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadlines.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol; in particular, the scores for subject areas 21, 28, 29 and 30.
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.