University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Migration Studies

This Master's degree builds on the internationally recognised expertise of the University of Leicester and the Department of Sociology in the field of migration studies. It provides a transdisciplinary perspective as well as a strong methodological expertise on research topics related with migration, globalisation, ethnicity, citizenship, and diversity. Students study within a very dynamic and research-active environment, with close linkages with professionals working in the field of migration. The MA in Migration Studies draws on perspectives from sociology, law, politics, history, or international relations and European studies.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or better in sociology or another relevant social science discipline from a British university or its equivalent. Professional qualifications and experience may be taken into account. Applicants may be required to submit examples of written work in order to demonstrate their aptitude for MSc level study.

Course modules

Core modules: from research question to research design; race and ethnicity; international migration; either qualitative data collection and analysis or multivariate analysis and statistical modelling; plus a supervised dissertation of 10-15,000 words. Options: immigration and integration politics: comparative and international perspectives; diaspora and transnationalism; international law and migration; from Huguenot to the Roma: immigration and integration in Britain.

Assessment methods

All the modules on this degree involve weekly 2-hour seminars and independent studies; assessment is through essays (of 3,500 words) or reports. Students have a named supervisor for their dissertation who meet with them on a regular basis to provide feedback and support.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (home fees) 1 calendar years
MA Full-time £ 13,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 calendar years
MA Full-time £ 5,470 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 calendar years
MA Part-time - 2 calendar years

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Department of Sociology
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