Official Master's Degree in International Migration

Develop your professional career in the field of International Migrations and Development Assistance and Cooperation.

Admission request

+ Information

09/01/2020 a 16/10/2020

50 places available

+ Information

Open days/
Information Sessions

+ Information



1 year (full time) or 2 years (partial)

Online / Spanish or English



+ Information

Timetables and exams

Official status of the Degree

+ Information
master cooperacion
“Agreements have been signed with institutions for Human Rights, Migration and Cooperation”

What is the Official Master’s Degree in International Migration?

The Official Master's Degree in International Migration is taught at the University Institute of Studies on Migration (IUEM) and has been an official course at Universidad Pontificia Comillas since 2008-2009. During this time, the IUEM has prepared highly skilled professionals to develop their professional careers in the area of International Migration and International Devolpment and Cooperation.

This Master's Degree uses comprehensive methodology in learning, which consists of combining the on-line system (“virtual” classes and online tutorial tools, such as face-to-face tutorials, forums, video tutorials, etc.) with a series of classes where attendance is required. This week of class attendance is held during the last week of February, when subjects relating to Research Methodology are taught, and face-to-face tutorial sessions are held with students.

Carry out internships in Kenya, Peru or Cameroon, among other places

Comprehensive training of students is completed with professional internships, which are guaranteed in national and international institutions . Moreover, the Official Master's Degree in International Migration offers the possibility of subsequent admission to the Official Doctoral Degree Program in International Migration and Development Cooperation. The IUEM (University Institute for Migration Studies, “IUEM”, in its Spanish name) offers grants and scholarships to students of this Master's Degree.

Download brochure See related studies
Estudia_MBA-en-icade Alumnado_IBS ibs-hall

Our students say:

Many people like you are already making the most of their Master's Degree. Learn more about their experience.

What makes us different

Group 3


Professional Internships

Number of regulated internships.

ICO 03



Employability rate for our Master's graduates.

ICO 04


Alumni network

Number of former students enrolled in the Comillas Alumni Association

ICO 06


Members of the Professorial Staff

Rate of Professors that are both lecturers and active professionals in their fields.



Student satisfaction

Percentage of Alumni who would recommend the program they studied.

ICO 011


Success Rate

Success rate for the Master's courses.

Learning is achieved by more than just studying

  • A wide offer of professional internships is available
+ information

Mª del Carmen De la Fuente Pérez Fundació Migra Studium

Migraciones Internacionales

Alejandro Rojas OIM Ruanda

+ information

All you need to know


Admissions Process


Admission process:
- Register online admission portal.
- Fill out the application to file and download the online admission test.
- Deliver documentation, online admission test and the application printed and signed by hand or by mail / courier to the Service of Academic Titles and General Secretariat of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas Management. C / Alberto Aguilera, 23 - 28015 Madrid.
- Consideration phase: upon receipt of the application and documentation the University will proceed to the examination and consideration of each candidate's application.
- Communication of the resolution: the resolution on the admission shall be notified to applicants both through post and e-mail. The candidate may also track the status of their application through the Admissions Portal.

Information notice on the documents to be submitted.

Admission criteria:
The admission criteria and the weighting of requirements are:
- Academic record (40%).
- Resume and cover letter. At this point you take into account professional experience in the field of migration in order to compensate deficiencies regarding recommended academic profile (up 30%).
- Knowledge of different language to that in which the master, B2 level curse (up 15%).
- It is necessary to take an entrance exam for access to these studies, consisting of a commentary on a text concerning a current article on migration issues (up to 15%).
- Admission on to the master is competitive. In each case an average of at least 7 of the 10 points of the weighting is required.

Personalized attention for students with special needs:
If students interested in enrolling in this degree have any type of physical disability, they may request information and individualized support from the Program of Attention to Students with Disabilities, available at the Social Work Unit. Support Program for Students with Disabilities


Important Dates


Admission application filing period: The first period begins on January 9th and ends on October 16th, 2020.
Classes begin on: October 19th, 2020.

Postgraduate Virtual Week: 15/06/2020 al 19/06/2020


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Candidate profile:
The Master's 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.

Admission requirements:
- Possession of a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent.
- Have a good academic record.
- Previous professional experience in international migration will be assessed.
- Knowing at least one other language, preferably English.


Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


All accomodation and meal costs during the on-site week of the course will be borne by the University.

€ 6.790, broken down into:
Course fees and registry's administrative fees: € 1,990.20.
The rest is paid in 8 installments of € 600 each.
10% discount for Comillas Alumni. The IUEM offers study grants to the students of the master.


Contact Information


University Institute of Studies on Migration
Comillas Pontifical University
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 23 - 28015 Madrid
Tel. (+34) 91.542.28.00 Ext. 4215

Master Director:
Mercedes Fernández
Master Coordinator:
Tomás Castillo Crasto


To Apply for Admission


Are you convinced about studying this master? You need not wait any longer!

Application for admission

Who are you going to study with and what are you going to learn

Curriculum Flecha DownCreated with Sketch.

1: Interdisciplinary approach to the study of migrations (9 ECTS)
Psychosocial approach to international migrations 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Human mobility, migrations and their economic driving forces 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Political and legal perspective on international migrations 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2: Migrations and social transformation (21 ECTS)
Alien laws and immigration in global migration systems 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The symbolic dimension of human mobility 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Structure of labour markets 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Integration and social cohesion 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Migrations and development 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Second generations: family and populations emerged from immigration 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Education systems in origin and destination contexts 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
3: Emerging issues and social challenges (12 ECTS)
The welfare State or the social benefits system: crisis and rights. Public policies on immigration 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Globalization and transnational movements 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Especially vulnerable people and risk situations related to migration processes 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Migrations issues on international agendas 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
4: Research and professional intervention (6 ECTS)
Data sources: types of sources, access, and use 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Action research: the professional in the work field 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Use of information and communication technologies 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Internship 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Master’s final dissertation
Master´s final dissertation 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Flecha Down

Your future teachers

Flecha Down

Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios, mediante el análisis de sus hábitos de navegación. Si continúa navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive plugin by