MSc in Migration Studies

The interdisciplinary MSc in Migration Studies allows students to explore human mobility as an intrinsic part of the broader processes of development and global change; and to address the causes and consequences of migration and how these are shaped by governments, societies, and migrants themselves.

The programme is jointly offered by the School of Anthropology (SAME) and the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID). The course draws on the intellectual resources of its two parent departments and migration research centres at Oxford.

A panel debate on academic and policy perspectives on migration

Video introduction to the MSc

Student testimonials

Alice Watson, from Oxford College Castaway, speaks to:

  • Chen Pelled, a graduate student on the MSc in Migration Studies and member of Lincoln College. Chen discusses her experiences of living and working all over the world before coming to study at Oxford and shares her eight castaway discs!
    Listen here: Oxford College Castaway – Episode 1
  • Fatlum Gashi, student on the MSc in Migration Studies and member of St Cross College. Fatlum discusses his life growing up in Kosovo, his role in co-founding an online platform for students, and his research on mobility and diasporas. Not to mention his passion for travelling the world!
    Listen here: Oxford College Castaways – Episode 5
  • Hallam Tuck, student on the MSc in Migration Studies, broadcaster on Oxide Radio, and member of St Anthony’s college. Hallam discusses his experience of living in New York, studying at the University of Edinburgh, and his research interests in detention, deportation, and immigration enforcement. Not to mention his love of St Anthony’s fermentation society! Before being cast away for the duration of the Easter break, Hallam shares the essential item he couldn’t manage without and his eight castaway discs …
    Listen here: Oxford College Castaways – Episode 6

About the course

Application deadlines

  • Friday 16 November 2018
  • Friday 25 January 2019

Course-related enquiries

Postgraduate Courses Coordinator
+44 (0)1865 281833