Taught course

Refugee Studies and Community Development

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

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to have a good first degree in a cognate area of study and substantial professional experience in a relevant field. Admission is made on the basis of a written application supported by two satisfactory references and an interview. Decisions will be based on evidence of the following:

Months of entry


Course content

Analysis of the relationship between community development and refugees as a social group. Main topics studied include forced migration and community responses to refugees and asylum seekers; globalisation, regionalism and forced migration; community and social development issues, comparative welfare; international and regional institutions, policies and conventions; community work for social professionals; and research methods
MA Refugee Studies and Community Development at UEL

Unique interdisciplinary MA degree combining critical analysis of social care for refugees with community development concerns
Highlights the growing relevance of refugee issues in the UK, Europe, and elsewhere
Addresses the theoretical and practical needs of social care workers in communities where caseloads include a prevalence of refugees and asylum seekers
Will appeal to professionals and practitioners both locally and internationally

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978