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  Migration and Refugee Studies - MA

University of Sussex    School of Global Studies

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Politics & Government (30)

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Immerse yourself in the dynamic field of Migration and Refugee Studies with the MA programme offered by the University of Sussex. Delve into core challenges surrounding migration and forced displacement, exploring topics such as transnationalism, cultural diversity, and humanitarian responses. Benefit from the expertise of a world-leading cohort of researchers at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, engaging in vibrant postgraduate community events and networking opportunities with NGOs and scholars. The programme's structure includes core modules like Global Governance of Migration and Refugees, along with diverse options such as Issues in Forced Migration and Displacement. Enhance your employability through optional research placements and develop critical skills in critical thinking and research. With a focus on practical application, this MA equips you for careers in NGOs, government, and academia. Join this prestigious programme with an upper second-class undergraduate degree or relevant professional experience, and become part of a global community shaping the future of migration studies.

About the course

As a driver and product of globalisation, migration transforms the world we live in and who we are. In today’s world, migration and forced displacement leading to refugees are core challenges.

On this MA, you’ll tackle issues shaping the life opportunities of migrants and refugees. You’ll also explore how states, NGOs and societies – in sending, transit and settlement countries – try to address these challenges. Key topics include:

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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.


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25 scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential. The scholarships are offered for one year.

Type of award
Postgraduate taught

1 May: Deadline for all applications to be received
By 31 May: Notification to first choice and short-listed candidates
After 3 July: Notification to successful short-listed candidates if first choice candidates do not take up the scholarship.

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Students accepting a Chancellor's International Scholarship may be required to undertake occasional promotional or support duties for the University of Sussex at times agreed between the student and the University.

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Student Funding Team
Student Life Centre
University of Sussex
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Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off International Student tuition fee


Have applied for and accepted a place to start a Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Sussex (e.g., MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, and Graduate Diploma) excluding certain degrees listed on our website.

Be assessed as liable to pay fees at the "overseas" (namely the non-EU) rate.

Have sufficient funds to meet your tuition fees and living expenses, after taking account of the possible award of a Chancellor's International Scholarship.

Students who hold other University of Sussex scholarships will not be eligible for the Chancellors International Scholarship.

Intend to remain on the programme for which the scholarship is offered.

Application Procedure

To apply for this scholarship you must first have submitted your application to study through the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system.

When you have applied for your course, apply for the scholarship using the application form.

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