The  master  is composed by three course types. All students must take all modules. Module I (Concepts and Theories) is compulsory with three core subjects (15 ECTS); then two optional Modules are offered. Module II (Methodologies and Approaches) comprises 6 optional and instrumental courses, and Module III (Specialization) comprises 10 sectorial and thematic courses.

Course Type

Credits ECTS

Compulsory

20

Optional

25

Final master Thesis, Seminar and workshops*

20

TOTAL

60

 

(*) Includes international seminars and workshops about methodological approaches in migration research (5 ECTS). These seminars and workshops are also part of a series of international conferences of GRITIM-UPF.


You can find the detailed SYLLABUS list of the courses. 

 

(*) Courses that are also offered in other Masters of the Department. 

Module

Course

ECTS

Module I Compulsory

CONCEPTS AND THEORIES

15 ECTS

The foundations of immigration: politics and public policies(*)

5

Theories of International Mobility and the incorporation of immigrants (*)

5

Immigration Law in Europe

5

Module II Optional Courses

METHODOLOGIES AND APPROACHES

Profile researcher: 15 ECTS (three subjects)

Profile expert: 10 ECTS (two subjects)

Methods of qualitative research in the study of immigration (*)

5

Analysis of quantitative research: statistics techniques in migratory studies (*)

5

Qualitative research analysis: contents, frames and discourses 

5

Social-psychology approaches to society and the individual (*) Not currently offered

5

Comparative research on migrations

5

Fundamentals of political and social research (*) Not currently offered

5

Module III Optional Courses

THEMES AND SECTORS 

SPECIALIZATION

Profile researcher: 10 ECTS (two subjects)

Profile expert: 15 ECTS (three subjects)

Immigration governance

5

Diversity, discrimination and citizenship

5

Geopolitics of human mobility in the Mediterranean

5

Forced migration and asylum (*)
Course taught in Spanish

5

The challenges of Interculturalism

5

Management of religious diversity (*)

5

Citizenship and democracy in the EU: public opinion and immigration (*) Not currently offered

5

Labour Market, employment policies and immigration (*)

5

Health and inequality in the study of immigration (*)

5

Education and immigration Not currently offered

5

Politics and Gender (*)

5

Module IV

Compulsory

Methodological Seminars and Workshops

A series of seminars and workshops are offered to discuss methodological aspects for the study of migrations

5

Module V

FINAL MASTER THESIS

Includes the Final Master Thesis complexion (5 ECTS)

15