Research course

Migration and mobilities

Open University · Department of Geography

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Months of entry


Course content

A major concern of the 20th and 21st centuries has been the migration of people across and within borders. Dr Parvati Raghuram has contributed to debates in this interdisciplinary field including work on the drivers of migration, multiculturalism and diversity, care workers and transnational professionals, and intercultural competencies. This incorporates research on mobilities, that is the means by which people move and interact, in and between cities and countries, destabilising and co-constituting subjectivities and cultural practices. Dr George Revill’s work on railways and transport infrastructure is an example of work in this area, informed by phenomenological and sociotechnical approaches to mobility.

Potential research projects

Applications are welcome to study any topic that resonates with the concerns of the OpenSpace Research Centre or Geography discipline more broadly.

Potential supervisors

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
distance learning
variable months
full time
36 months


full time
15 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
variable months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1908 654456