Taught course

Refugee Studies

University of East London · School of Law and Social Sciences - LSS

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 Honours.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Months of entry


Course content

Our internationally recognised course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the complex nature of global refugee movements, the processes which lie behind the search for protection and asylum and the diverse local, national and international responses to forced displacement.

You will gain interdisciplinary knowledge of the gendered, economic, political, legal, socio-cultural, and psychological processes related to forced migration.

You will also develop the skills to plan, organise and carry out independent research to inform professional practice and policy-making.

Learning about forced migration on this course is participatory, mutual and draws from real life experiences, including from our students, who come from diverse backgrounds and some are refugees themselves.

A master's degree in Refugee Studies is a qualification that is internationally valued. Our students typically go on to pursue a wide range of exciting and challenging careers in community, non-governmental and governmental organisations. Those interested in pursuing postgraduate research degrees have been successful in gaining places and scholarships nationally and internationally.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Applicant Relations
+44 (0) 208 223 3333