University of East London

University of East London

Refugee Studies and Community Development

The course focuses on analysis of the relationship between community development and refugees as a social group; the course combining critical analysis of social care for refugees with community development concerns; it highlights the growing relevance of refugee issues in the UK, Europe, and elsewhere, and addresses the theoretical and practical needs of social care workers in communities where caseloads include a prevalence of refugees and asylum seekers.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree in a cognate area of study. Substantial professional experience in a relevant field. Applicants will be required to provide references and attend an interview. Applicants must provide evidence of ability to undertake study and written assessment in English.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to forced migration; introduction to international social work; research methods; dissertation; plus options from: approaches to public and community service; current issues in forced migration; governance; international human rights; international refugee law; migration, citizenship and social policy; psycho-social perspectives on forced migration; volunteering, voluntarism and voluntary action.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays; reports; presentations; research proposal; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,990 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 11,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 1,165 per Credit module (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Docklands Campus Newham E16 2RD South East

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