Testimonials and careers

"Migration Studies opens up an incredibly diverse and rich range of themes, discussions and disciplines, revealing their interlinkages and heightening our understanding of challenges we face today. Combined with professors who are eager not only to introduce you to new concepts but also to hear your perspective, whilst unsettling your implicit assumptions, the MSc challenges you to think in a much more imaginative way." Izzy Monnickendam, graduated 2021

"The interdisciplinary nature of this Migration Studies MSc encouraged me to critically explore how migration and mobility intersected with a range of other challenges faced by societies across the world. It introduced me to new perspectives, arguments, and places that textured my understanding of the subject in completely new ways." Nicholas Lancaster, graduated 2021

"The MSc in Migration Studies is an intensive nine month course guided by an incredible team of faculty and staff. The program challenged me to think across disciplines and to both understand and critically engage with theory and policy. At the same time, the program provided space for me to pursue my own questions and interests as they related to migration." Kimberley Horner, graduated 2018

"I have absolutely loved my time on the MSc in Migration Studies and highly recommend the degree to prospective students! The course is comprehensive and wide-ranging, offering lots of opportunities for pursuing your own research interests whilst discovering new ideas and theories. The international teaching staff and student body opens your mind to alternative ways of thinking and pushes you to approach your research in new and creative ways. Although only nine months in length, the degree is a fantastic tour de force that will leave you with an enriched understanding of migration and the forces that shape it; not to mention close friends and a feeling of where the time went." Alice Watson, graduated 2018

"The program's strengths lie in interrogating preconceived definitions about migration theories and migrants themselves. In fact, we devote entire classes to picking apart keywords used to describe subjects of anthropological research. A majority of our cohort (myself included) became 'first-time' international migrants – moving from the United States and Europe to read for this postgraduate degree in Britain...I came away from my time in Oxford with a stronger commitment to academic work, research interests, and a world where human mobility is no longer criminal." Vicente Lovelace, graduated 2018