The 10th edition of the Master in Migration Studies, promoted by GRITIM-UPF, consists of 25 enrolled students (out of 67 applicants), out of which 2 are in their second year of Master studies as part of their Double Degree program with the University of Liege. In this edition, students are from 15 different countries (Belgium, Canada, Catalonia, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, USA, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK). International students make up 85% of the class, and the gender composition is 67% female, 33% male. In addition, these students have diverse academic backgrounds (for example, Sociology, International Relations, Oriental and Middle Eastern Studies, Human Geography, Political Science, Comparative Cultural Studies, History, Hispanic and Ethnic Studies, European Studies, Social Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Communications, Management, Refugee and International Law).
As the Director of this Master´s program emphasized since the 1st day of class, having a diverse group of students yields greater productivity and enhanced learning, while enabling students to live with and learn from differences. For this reason, the classroom framework confirms that a diversity-focused group of students is a long-standing priority for GRITIM-UPF, where the enforcement of the majority/minority structure becomes quite difficult in a really diverse setting. In this program, no one is a minority or a majority, but everyone is rather simply viewed as “other”.
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10th edition at a glance:
Number of applicants: 62
Intake of students: 27
Countries represented: 15 (85% international students)
Gender Composition: 67% female, 33% male