London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Refugee Studies

This course aims to develop candidates' critical engagement with the theories and practices of forced migration and development studies; in-depth knowledge of both disciplines is critical to understand and explain the causes and consequences of forced migration, analyse, critique and evaluate host governments' policies, reception and settlement strategies, as well as the short and long-term responses of inter and non-governmental organisations.

Entry requirements

Those holding a first degree (minimum of 2.2/Bachelor degree equivalent to UK second Class honours lower division) in any discipline such as lawyers who want to specialise in Refugee Law. Those with or without degrees who work or want to work with refugee oriented NGOs, community-based organisations and government departments. We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Course modules

Modules include: Contemporary issues in development; international refugee law; research methods for development; asylum policy in the EU and member states; forced migration and human rights; forced migration and development; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Vice-Chancellor Scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,670 per Academic year (home fees) 16 months
MSc Part-time £ 3,150 per Academic year (home fees) 28 months
PgCert Full-time - 16 months
PgCert Part-time - 28 months
Full-time - 16 months
Part-time - 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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Telephone number: 
020 7815 6100