Research course

Migrations, Diasporas, Transnational Communities

Institution
Open University · Department of Social Policy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) and an MA or /MSc

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Department of Social Policy and Criminology has extensive interests in this field and an international profile in it. It is engaged in a number of lived-experience, policy-, welfare- and criminologically related research projects.

Our substantive areas of interest include:

  • Transnational family and kinship networks
  • Transnational social policy networks, advocacy, activism
  • Transnational institutional and professional communities
  • Skilled migration in relation to health and welfare provision
  • Migration of young people for work, education or training
  • Refugees services, advocacy and activism
  • Criminalisation processes in relation to migrants and refugees (adults and children)

We are open to considering supervision of higher research degrees in other areas of migration, diasporas and transnational communities.

Our department has an international reputation for methodological innovation, with particular strengths in qualitative mixed-methods research, visual methods, biographical and life-story research, discourse analysis, historical methods and ethnography.

Research students connected to this area are encouraged to participate in the supportive and collegial research culture in the department.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1908 654534