I was expecting to have a general background on Migration studies after I finish the Master, especially that it's only a 1 year program. However, I've gained much more knowledge on Migration with all its different aspects than I've expected. The program with the variety of compulsory and optional courses, and fruitful seminars with professors and experts in the field, paved the way for me to decide on how I would like to pursue my career.
Mostafa Mohamed El Kordy, Egyptian (11th Edition 2019-20)
The Migration Studies master at UPF has given me a broad knowledge on all issues migration, from foundational international migration theories to immigration law and from qualitative research methods to comparative labor migration policy research. The small classes allow for close, personal contact with professors and fellow students and its location in the Mediterranean, multicultural city of Barcelona makes for a truly engaging and rewarding learning experience.
Michelle Crijns, Dutch (11th Edition, 2019-20)
The Master offers a deep insight into different facets of migration. My personal highlight of the program was meeting people from all over the world with similar interests. This enabled a fantastic exchange and undoubtedly broadened my horizon.
Joëlle Spahni, Swiss (10th Edition 2018-19)
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 (8th 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 Torres (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)