The Official Master's Degree in International Migration is taught in the University Institute of Studies on Migration (IUEM) and has been an official course at Comillas Pontifical University since 2008-2009.
During this time, the IUEM has prepared highly skilled professionals to develop their professional careers in he area of International Migration.
This Master's uses the blended learning method that consists of the combining the online system (virtual classes and online tutorial tools, like face to face tutorials, forums, video tutorials, etc.) with a system of face to face classes. This face to face week is held during the last week in February and classes for subjects relating to research methodology are taught and face to face tutorial sessions are held with the students.
The student's comprehensive training is completed with professional internships guaranteed in national and international bodies.
Moreover, the Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation offers the possibility of admission to the Official Doctorate Program in International Migration and Development Cooperation.
El IUEM offers study grants to studnets of this Master's. Click here for assistance programmes for the Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation.
Start: October, 2017
Completion: August 2018 or 2019 *
* The training program may be taken in two modes: a partial (two years / academic courses) or full time (one year / academic year).
60 ECTS (Europeam Credit Transfer System)
Spanish or English, chosen by the student.
The registration period will be open from January 9 until October 16, 2017.
The Master uses blended learning methodology that combines online learning with intensive classroom sessions for a week in February.
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The Master is aimed at all kinds of graduates, recent graduates students, academics, professionals from the business world, researchers and staff of international organizations who wish to professionalize and improve their professionalism in the field of international migration and human mobility as well as students who want to develop their research capacity in this field.
The admission criteria and their weighting in the overall requirements are:
Admission to the master is competitive. In any case a weighted average rating of at least 7 out of 10 is required.
When the student interested in access has some type of physical disability, you can have personalized information and support in Care Program Students with Disabilities Social Work Unit.
The amount of the full fee of the Master is € 6,420.00. broken down into:
University Institute of Studies on Migration
Comillas Pontifical University
C/Alberto Aguilera 23, 28015 Madrid.
Phone: (+34) 91 542 2800
Mercedes Fernández García
Tomas Castillo Crasto
COURSE 1: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF MIGRATIONS 9 ECTS
Human mobility, migrations and their economic driving forces 3 ECTS
Psychosocial approach to international migrations 3 ECTS
Political and legal perspective on international migrations 3 ECTS
COURSE 2: MIGRATIONS AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION 21 ECTS
Structure of labour markets 3 ECTS
Alien laws and immigration in global migration systems 3 ECTS
Integration and social cohesion 3 ECTS
Education systems in origin and destination contexts3 ECTS
Second generations: family and populations emerged from immigration 3 ECTS
The symbolic dimension of human mobility 3 ECTS
Migrations and development 3 ECTS
COURSE 3: EMERGING ISSUES AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES 12 ECTS
The welfare State or the social benefits system: crisis and rights. Public policies on immigration 3 ECTS
Especially vulnerable people and risk situations related to migration processes 3 ECTS
Globalisation and transnational movements 3 ECTS
Migrations issues on international agendas 3 ECTS
COURSE 4: RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL INTERVENTION 6 ECTS
Introduction to research and professional intervention: detection, diagnose and study 2 ECTS
Data sources: types of sources, access, and use 2 ECTS
Use of information and communication technologies 2 ECTS
MASTER’S FINAL DISSERTATION 6 ECTS
INTERNSHIP 6 ECTS
The Official Master's Degree in International Migration addresses the need to have professional experts in the different fields regarding migration, which is a multi-faceted phenomenon and requires training in a complex, specific set of skills.
Students acquire the necessary competences to carry out an analysis of the different scopes of action and policy making implicit in contemporary migration processes. Specialised training is provided for analysing, comparing, assessing and carrying out diagnoses on the migratory reality on which we are immersed. Graduates may either work on non-governmental organizations which carry out intervention processes or in public and private organizations which provide advice, studies, analyses and funding to immigration related products. Besides, the postgraduate degree provides access to the Official Doctorate Program in International Migration and Development Cooperation.