MSc Migration Studies

This nine-month interdisciplinary master’s degree analyses migration from a global perspective and as an integral part of development and social change. Taught by world-class researchers, it will introduce you to key migration concepts, methods and theories across the social sciences, and prepare you for further research or for a career in policy and international development.

The programme is jointly offered by the School of Anthropology (SAME) and the Oxford Department of International Development. The course draws on the intellectual resources of its two parent departments and the three world-leading migration research centres at Oxford (COMPAS, IMI and RSC).

The MSc is currently convened by Dace Dzenovska.

Application deadlines:

  • 20 November 2015
  • 22 January 2016
  • 11 March 2016

(The number of places on the course is limited and applicants are strongly advised to apply by the January deadline at the latest.)

Further information and how to apply

MSc Migration Studies podcasts are available through a dedicated MSc in Migration Studies feed through both the University of Oxford and through iTunesU


The Migration Studies Society

Link to information about a networking group for students and professionals in Oxford.

Sixth-Formers Workshop on UK and European Migration Patterns and Issues

Students on studying Geography at A'level consider issues related to population change and migration patterns. Dr Ali Rogers, COMPAS Research Associate, led an interactive workshop with 70 students around key migration issues and COMPAS research findings. This forms the basis of a more indepth consideration of the centre's outreach activities and contributions that could potentially be made to A'level courses. Click here for further details on the presentation.