University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Refugee and Displacement Studies

Designed for students wishing to develop an advanced intellectual understanding of refugee and displacement studies, the programme is located in the broader context of transition and development. Addressing the multiple forms of displacement, including, but not limited to, conflict-induced, development-induced and disaster-induced displacement, the course will explore the categories of migrants, including refugees, internally displaced peoples (IDPs), asylum seekers, smuggled peoples, disaster displacees and human trafficking. Commencing with the initial impetus for the displacement, it will look at the movement of migrants, the politics of humanitarian assistance and the role of gender and identity, as well as (re)integration and reconstruction on a macro and micro level.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience.The English language requirement is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE).

Course modules

Core modules: Refugee and displacement studies; advanced social theory; qualitative sociology (philosophy and methods); dissertation. Optional modules: Global conflict and peace processes; post-conflict justice and peacebuilding; radicalisation and resistance; critical approaches to sex, gender, violence.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary from course to course and include essays, reports, exercises and presentations. Courses are generally 100% continuous assessment. Students can obtain a Postgraduate Certificate on satisfactory completion of modules to the value of 60 credit points, or a Diploma in Post-Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding should they exit with modules worth 120 credit points passed successfully. The Master's requires the student to pass the dissertation and the 4 module courses. The Master's degree shall not be awarded to a candidate who fails to achieve a CAS mark of 9 or above in the dissertation, irrespective of their performance in other courses

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,000 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 13,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 24 months
PgDip Full-time £ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
PgDip Part-time £ 4,000 per Whole course (home fees) 18 months
PgDip Part-time £ 13,000 per Whole course (overseas fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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School of Social Sciences
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01224 272762