MSc Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
The MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies is an interdisciplinary degree taught by leading experts in the field of forced migration from international law, politics and international relations, anthropology, and other disciplines. The course enables participants to explore forced migration through a thesis, a group research essay, and a range of required courses including “Introduction to Forced Migration”, “International Refugee and Human Rights Law”, “Asylum and the Modern State”, and “Research Methods”.
Students also choose two optional courses from a list of offerings that may include "Dispossession and Displacement in the Modern Middle East", "Gender, Generation and Forced Migration", "Movement and Morality", and "UNHCR and World Politics".The degree exposes students to cutting edge scholarship while allowing them to tailor their studies to suit their own particular interests.
The MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies is offered by the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre, the world’s leading multidisciplinary centre for research and teaching on the causes and consequences of forced migration. Students are part of a vibrant research centre at one of the world’s oldest and most respected universities, and are able to draw upon the prodigious resources of both.
Since 1998 the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has drawn top quality students, including Rhodes, Marshall, Commonwealth, and Fulbright scholars, from virtually every continent. More than 150 students have now graduated and gone on to doctoral degrees, law school, and work relevant to human rights, refugees, and migration. Graduates of the degree are now employed in organisations such as the UNHCR, International Organisation for Migration, UNDP, Save the Children, ECRE, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Brookings and MacArthur foundations, as well as national governments and universities around the world.
Entrance to the course is highly competitive. Applicants to the degrees should, at a minimum, have a strong 2.1 degree (or equivalent US GPA), a demonstrable interest in forced migration, and strong letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s academic ability. The course welcomes applications from students with academic backgrounds in both the humanities and the social sciences. Find out more about procedures for applicants and scholarship opportunities online or by contacting the course secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
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