Migration Studies

MSc in Migration Studies


The MSc in Migration Studies is a nine-month interdisciplinary degree offered jointly by the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and the Oxford Department of International Development.

This interdisciplinary, nine-month master’s degree integrates the study of migration and mobility with broader processes of development and social transformation world-wide. Taught by world-class researchers, it will introduce you to key migration and mobility-related concepts, methods and theories across the social sciences, and prepare you for further research or a professional career.

Course Structure

In the first and second terms you will do the following core courses:

  • Migration and the Economy
  • Governance of Migration
  • Anthropology of Migration
  • Migration and Development
  • Methods of Social Research

In the second term, you will study two options which you will have chosen in the first term from a list that changes from year to year, and in the final term, you will write a dissertation of up to 15,000 words.

Further information is here

Any enquiries about the MSc in Migration Studies should be addressed to the MSc Course Co-ordinator at: msc-migrationstudies@qeh.ox.ac.uk