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Query on Migration Studies

The Migration Studies query aims to support students’ orientation and professional careers in the field of migration. The responses to the query received so far address the limitations of existing migration studies programmes and put forth several recommendations.

The synthesis of these recommendations is presented here.

List of Courses on Migration


  1. Central University of Gujarat, India: MPhil/PhD in Diaspora Studies
  2. Centre for Development Studies, India: Research Unit on International Migration
  3. Chulalongkorn University, Thailand: Asian Research Center for Migration
  4. Indira Gandhi National Open University, India: Appreciation Course on Population and Sustainable Development
  5. International Institute for Population Studies, India: Department of Migration & Urban Studies
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University, India: MA in Development and Labour Studies
  7. Jawaharlal Nehru University, India: MPhil/PhD Programme, Centre for the Study of Regional Development
  8. Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi VishwaVidyalaya, Wardha, India: MA/MPhil in Migration & Diaspora Studies
  9. Mahidol University, Thailand: Mahidol Migration Centre
  10. Miriam College, Philippines: MA in Migration Studies
  11. National University of Singapore, Singapore: Asian Migration Cluster, Asia Research Institute
  12. Ruia College, University of Mumbai, India: Post Graduate Diploma in Slum Studies And Development
  13. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Aajeevika Bureau, India: Certificate Course on Migration
  14. Tribhuvan University, Nepal: MA/MPhil/PhD in Population Studies
  15. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka: MA/MPhil/PhD in Demography
  16. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh: Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit
  17. University of New South Wales, Australia: Centre for Refugee Research


  1. Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark: MSc in Development and International Relations with a specialization in Global Refugee Studies
  2. Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany; Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan; Makerere University Kampala, Uganda; Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda; University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia; University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic; University of Stavanger, Norway: European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (joint degree)
  3. Linköping University, Sweden: MA in Ethnic and Migration Studies
  4. London School of Economics, UK: MSc in International Migration and Public Policy
  5. Malmö University, Sweden: MA in International Migration and Ethnic Relations
  6. Middlesex University London, UK: MA in Migration, Society and Policy
  7. Pompeu Fabra University, Spain: MA in Immigration Management
  8. Queen Mary University of London, UK: LLM in Immigration Law
  9. Queen Mary University of London, UK: MA in Immigration Management
  10. Queen Mary University of London, UK: MA in Geography, Cities and Cultures, or Global Development Futures
  11. School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK: MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies (distance learning)
  12. SOAS, University of London: MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies
  13. SOAS, University of London: MSc in Migration, Mobility and Development
  14. United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University, Netherlands: MSc in Public Policy and Human Development: Migration Studies (specialization)
  15. United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University, Netherlands: Migration Management Diploma Programme
  16. Université Lille III, France: Master Erasmus Mundus MITRA – Médiation interculturelle: identités, mobilités, conflits
  17. University College Cork, Ireland: MA in Migration – Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies
  18. University College Dublin, Ireland: MSocSc in Global Migration & Cultural Differences
  19. University College London, UK: MSc in Global Migration
  20. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands: MSc in Sociology: Migration and Ethnic Studies (track)
  21. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; University of Deusto, Spain; University College Dublin, Ireland/University of Latvia, Latvia/University of Osnabrück, Germany: Master in International Migration and Social Cohesion (joint degree)
  22. University of Birmingham, UK: MA/PGDip/PG Cert in Migration, Superdiversity and Policy
  23. University of Copenhagen, Denmark: MA in Advanced Migration Studies
  24. University of Kent, UK: MPhil/PhD in Migration Studies
  25. University of Leicester, UK: MA in Migration Studies
  26. University of Liège, Belgium: Master’s in Sociology – Immigration Studies
  27. University of Oxford, UK: International Summer School in Forced Migration
  28. University of Oxford, UK: MSc in Migration Studies
  29. University of Oxford, UK: MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  30. University of Southampton, UK: MA in Transnational Studies
  31. University of Sussex, UK: MA in Migration Studies
  32. University of Valencia, Spain: International Master’s in Migration
  33. Utrecht University, Netherlands: MSc in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism

Middle East and Africa

  1. Lebanese American University, Lebanon: MA in Migration Studies
  2. Tel Aviv University, Israel: MA in Global Migration and Policy
  3. The American University in Cairo, Egypt: MA/Graduate Diploma in Migration and Refugee Studies
  4. Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal: Master – Migrations Internationales Relations Interculturelles
  5. University of Ghana, Ghana: MA/MPhil/PhD in Migration Studies
  6. University of Witwatersrand, South Africa: MA/PhD in Migration and Displacement

North America

  1. Columbia University, USA: MPH in Forced Migration and Health
  2. DePaul University, USA: MS in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
  3. Ryerson University, Canada: MA in Immigration and Settlement Studies
  4. The City University of New York, USA: MA in Liberal Studies: Migration and Global Cities (track)
  5. University of California, San Diego, USA: MA in Latin American Studies with Concentration in International Migration
  6. University of San Francisco, USA: Master in Migration Studies

Online Courses

  1. European University Institute: Why do people Migrate? (Part 1 and Part 2)
  2. United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University: Comparative Migration Policy
  3. United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University: Introduction to Migration Studies
  4. United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University: Migration and Remittances Effects


1. For Asia-Pacific, departments and research centres that focus on migration and programmes with a migration component have also been included