Master in Migration Studies
This Master is linked to GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration). We invite all master students to sign in to GRITIM-UPF distributive list, and you will periodically receive information about the group activities in which you can participate. If there are activities specific to the master, they will be announced in advanced. Visit GRITIM-UPF website for further information.
The 9th edition of the Master in Migration Studies (former MA in Immigration Management) has already started: Get to know this year students!
See the article published in the Newsletter of the American Political Science Association about our Master in Migration Studies: Migration and Citizenship. Newsletter of the American Political Science Association. Organized Section on Migration and Citizenship. Vol 3(2).
What do former students highlight?
Why do former students recommend the Master?
- I would recommend the Master program in Migration Studies first and foremost due to its international environment and cultural diversity. Sharing ideas and engaging in fruitful discussions about migratory issues with colleagues from all around the world provides a wider understanding of the topic discussed on an everyday basis. Dino Islamagic, Norwegian (9th. Edition 2017-18)
- This Master allowed me to gain a solid base of knowledge theoretically and practically about migration studies as well as about refugees’ matters. In addition of that, It gave me a great opportunity to expand my experience in order to help refugees on how to better integrate in the host societies. Mayar Skhita, Syrian Refugee (9th. Edition 2016-17)
- One of the best aspects of my experience was the opportunity to learn about the topic of migration from a multidisciplinary approach not only from professors but also from thoughtful and engaged former fellow students. I also had the opportunity to put in practice the research skills that I have acquired during the Master by publishing my thesis in the GRITIM-UPF Working Paper Series. Alessandra Guida, Italian (8th Edition 2016-17)
- The master in Migration Studies at UPF gave me a great understanding about migration in Europe and allowed me to engage in constructive discussions with international students and highly experienced professors. It also helped me develop analytical and research skills that have been essential on my search for opportunities in this field. Juliana Fornasier, Brazilian (8th Edition 2016-17)
- What is relevant in this Master is that you are able to approach migration from any possible point to view and, thus, to construct a complete image of such a complex phenomenon. Zikos Koletis (7th Edition 2015-16)
- The chance to complete original, high quality new scholarship about a topic I am passionate about with a lot of support from an excellent advisor. Additionally, a good idea about what kind of doctorate path and professional path I could take. I liked this Master because it was in English, in Spain. The professorship is very distinguished and accessible, and I really enjoyed that. Also, the research seminars with visiting professors greatly enriched the program. Elizabeth Cusma (6th Edition 2014-15)
- The Master gave me the opportunity to improve my research skills and to prepare myself to enter in a PhD program. I would recommend this Master mainly for the quality of professors, which are engaged with high level research in the field. Also, because it provides a very international atmosphere, with students coming from different parts of the world, which raises the level of discussions and makes lectures more appealing. Luisa Faustini (6th Edition 2014-15)
- The Master has been relevant to find a job and gave me different intercultural skills that I can now apply in my new post, working with people from different countries on immigration issues. Juli Tello (6th Edition 2014-15)
- The fact you can be prepared to do research in immigration at Barcelona for one year has been a privilege. Evrim Çinar (6th Edition 2014-15)
- A specific knowledge on migration issues, identify objectives for the design of a specific immigration policy. The master has allowed me to generate practices in migration management. Ana Lucia Olivos (5th Edition 2012-13)
- The variety of views and multidisciplinary approach has increased my awareness about the diverse elements that should always be considered when trying to understand immigration phenomena. Ana Homet (4 rd. Edition 2012-13)
- Thanks to the Master in Immigration Management, a number of former students created an association called "Technical association in immigration". We are a multicultural and multidisciplinary team that deal with immigration issues, especially policies, following an intercultural focus. Olesea Sircu (3rd. Edition 2011-12)
- As an international student, both Barcelona and the University environment have been very welcoming. Everyone from the Administration to the Professors have been very helpful. You can see that the University is accustomed to welcoming foreigners as they are very cosmopolitan. This can be seen in the interaction between students, teachers and the staff in general. Paula Hokama (3rd. Edition 2011-12)
- The Master gives you the opportunity to make contacts with experts and researchers that work in the field of migration at a national, European and international level. These contacts, together with the comparative perspective that the Master offers through the diverse nationalities of its students, are both very important. Miriam Llenas (2nd. Edition 2010-11)
- One of the positive and enriching aspects of the Master is that its students come from different countries and educational backgrounds. Eva Maciocco (2nd.Second Edition 2010-11)
- I would highlight the importance of the training that the Master offers. In my case the experience was very enriching, as it developed my knowledge on migration issues. Marta Muixi (1st. Edition 2009-10)