University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Global Migrations & Social Justice

This programme examines global migrations and social justice by addressing questions such as who moves and why, who is allowed to settle and where, what are the roles of states, institutions and civil societies in these processes. It provides advanced training in social science research methodology to fulfil Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) postgraduate research training requirements. **Academic contact: teresa.piacentini@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MRes: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** The programme draws on recognised expertise in migration studies, sociology, anthropology, history, criminology, human geography, policy and politics and ethics as well as a wide variety of country and regional expertise. You will get access to cutting-edge academic research on migration with an emphasis on social justice and learning from non-academic work in this area. You will be taught research methods by expert staff from a wide range of disciplines, allowing you to benefit from specialist knowledge and methodology. The programme is supported through GRAMNet, the University of Glasgow's internationally recognised research network for Refugees, Asylum and Migration in Scotland. You will benefit from the provisions offered by GRAMNet, such as training, seminars, opportunities for knowledge exchange and spaces for dissemination. The programme is the only Masters programme in Scotland with a focus on migration studies and social justice. This degree is taught jointly with the MSc Global Migrations & Social Justice: www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/globalmigrationssocialjusticemsc/ which has a stronger focus on the subject, with less emphasis on research methods. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** You will take five core courses and one optional course as well as complete a dissertation or a practical project. **Core courses** - Global migrations: Histories, structures, experiences. - Public social science for social justice - Research design - Qualitative methods - Quantitative data analysis. **Optional courses may include** - Access, equity, health - Century of the refugee: refugees and statelessness in comparative perspective, 1900-2000 - Equality and human rights - Global health in social context - Humanitarian intervention: Civilian or sovereignty - Immigration and asylum law - Improving health in society - Migration, mobility and settlement: Post-Soviet migrations - Migration, mobility and settlement: Central and East European migration to the UK and Scotland - Racism and modernity - Texts for diversity: language across learning for children with English as an additional language. - You may also be able to choose from courses in the other subjects in the School of Social & Political Sciences. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** On completing the programme, you will be equipped to apply your learning to a wide range of opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. This might include working with policy-making bodies, local and national governments, community organisations, NGOs and third sector organisations. The emphasis on applied learning makes this programme relevant to a range of professional settings where graduates may be working with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, for example in education, social work, housing, equalities, campaigning and advocacy work, community development, human rights advocacy work, social research. The MRes also provides the necessary foundations to students considering further study through doctoral research.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject (e.g. sociology, anthropology, politics, law, history). If you are unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20 Listening: 19 Speaking: 19 Writing: 23 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk Master of Research - MRes: 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (e.g. a GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant social science or humanities subject (e.g. sociology, anthropology, politics, law, history). If you are unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss.

Course modules

You will take five core courses and one optional course as well as complete a dissertation or a practical project. Core courses Global migrations: Histories, structures, experiences. Public social science for social justice Research design Qualitative methods Quantitative data analysis. Optional courses may include Access, equity, health Century of the refugee: refugees and statelessness in comparative perspective, 1900-2000 Immigration and asylum law Migration, mobility and settlement: Post-Soviet Migrations Migration, mobility and settlement: Central and East European migration to the UK and Scotland Racism and modernity Texts for diversity: language across learning for children with English as an additional language. You may also be able to choose from courses in the other subjects in the School of Social & Political Sciences. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 16,650 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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