Taught course

Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism

Institution
Utrecht University · Social and Behavioural Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism is a selective Master’s programme. Do you want to know if you are eligible for this Master? Check the entry requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Investigate immigrants’ integration and the consequences of cultural diversity

Why do people migrate? How do immigrants integrate and develop (new or dual) cultural identities? How do host societies respond to immigrants? Why and when do ethnic and religious differences lead to conflicts and misunderstandings? What are the reasons for prejudice and racism, and how can these negative reactions be minimised?

Topics of high societal significance
In this Master's programme in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism, you will focus on questions of high societal significance and policy relevance that relate to:
  • International migration
  • Integration and cultural identity
  • Development of ethnic relations
  • Management of cultural diversity
The programme addresses these topics from the assumption that systematic understanding of the precursors and processes of migration and integration is essential for the development of adequate policies and interventions in pluralistic societies.

Interdisciplinary methodology
This two-year Master's programme contributes to interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical knowledge in the social sciences. You will learn the main theories and approaches developed in:
  • Social and cultural psychology
  • Sociology
  • Political science
  • Anthropology

Research

You will receive extensive training in research methodology, and graduate well prepared for further PhD studies within the Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) or another institute in the Netherlands or abroad. Your studies will also prepare you for a career in research or advisory positions within academic institutes, policy organisations, and NGOs. The programme’s instructional staff participate in the research groups of the Departments of Interdisciplinary Social Science (Prof Verkuyten and Prof Vollebergh), Sociology (Prof Buskens) and Methods and Statistics (Prof Van der Heijden).
Multiple high ratings
The Master's programme in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism is one of the oldest and most established social science Research Master's programmes in the Netherlands. It has an excellent national and international reputation and has been awarded several high ratings by different organisations in the Netherlands.
"The programme is well structured, with a good mixture of interesting theoretical courses on migration and multicultural society and training in research skills." Anouk Smeekes, alumna
Programme objective
Through your studies, you develop into a well-qualified science practitioner. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to go on to PhD training or a research career outside academia. You will receive a structured and systematic training in theoretically and methodologically advanced research, that will equip you to help solve social science problems in the fields of migration, ethnic relations and multiculturalism.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Prof M. Verkuyten
Email
m.verkuyten@uu.nl
Phone
+31 30 253 5559