Taught course

Migration and Global Development

University of Sussex · School of Global Studies

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should preferably be in a social sciences or humanities subject; alternatively, you should have relevant professional experience or engagement.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you involved in work with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers? Or are you contemplating entering this field? This course will broaden your understanding of the relevant theories, concepts and policies.

Explore issues of governance, rights and diversity that shape migrants’ life chances. You'll examine migration processes and their consequences for today’s societies. Teaching is interdisciplinary, drawing insights from sociology, human geography, anthropology, development studies, politics, law, psychology, education, economics and demography.

You will have the opportunity to pursue your interests. You can explore topics including:

  • transnationalism, migration and development
  • governance and human rights
  • refugees, citizenship, integration and cultural diversity.

We have strong links with government bodies, international organisations and NGOs. This includes the Department for International Development (DFID), the International Organization for Migration and Refugee Action. This MA also draws on the expertise of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, located within the School of Global Studies.

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

Course Enquiries