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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Professional experience in relevant fields will be considered alongside academic qualifications.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

Migration in today's interconnected world is at the heart of many key debates: migrants' and asylum seekers' rights; diasporas and transnationalism; citizenship and identity; cosmopolitanism and integration; racism and racialization; equalities and diversity; solidarity and sanctuary; security and borders; international development; and skilled and unskilled labour markets. This interdisciplinary MSc offers the best of migration teaching from across UCL.

At UCL cutting-edge research on migration takes place in many different disciplines including: anthropology, area studies, demography, development planning, economics, education, epidemiology, geography, global and public health, the humanities, law, psychology, politics and public policy and sociology. The involvement of such a wide range of disciplines crossing life sciences, social science and the arts is part of what makes the MSc Global Migration programme so special. 

UCL has internationally recognised expertise in migration studies. It has two established research units: the Migration Research Unit and the Centre for Research on Economic Analysis of Migration. Students benefit from access to these experts (including PhD students), and to a range of seminars. UCL’s migration research covers the globe with projects on migration from Mexico to China and from Senegal to Russia. Yet the programme is also embedded in migration networks here in London – one of the world’s superdiverse cities. Being a student at UCL provides opportunities to engage with the local and the global.

Global Migration is a friendly and supportive programme with excellent access to academics. All staff are available for consultation in Office Hours. Students have the opportunity to work with academics on current research and in UCL campaigns and networks such as Refuge in A Moving World, which can connect them to a range of professional networks  The programme is made up of a small, but international student body, which enables engaged debates in a trusting environment drawing on diverse experiences. The Migration Research Unit publishes students’ dissertation research in the Working Papers series (

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, discussions, independent reading and workshops. The majority of modules are assessed through coursework although a small number are assessed by examination or oral presentations.

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214