The 11th edition of the Master in Migration Studies, promoted by GRITIM-UPF, consists of 25 enrolled students (out of 55 applicants), out of which 4 are in their second year of Master studies as part of their Double Degree program with the University of Liège, Belgium. In this edition, students are from 17 different countries (Austria, Belgium, Canada, Catalonia, Colombia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Nigeria, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, USA). International students make up 84% of the class, and the gender composition is 72% female, 28% male. In addition, these students have diverse academic backgrounds (for example Anthropology, English Literature, Global Development Studies, International Protection of Human Rights, International Public Law, International Relations, Journalism, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, World History).
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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11th edition at a glance:
Number of applicants: 55
Intake of students: 25
Countries represented: 17 (84% international students)
Gender Composition: 72% female, 28% male