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Quality Management System
Composition of the Monitoring Committee
Results for Students of the Degree: Success Rates and Indicators
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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.
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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.
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- 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 in person or by post / courier to the Service for Academic Titles, University General Registrar´s Office of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas.
- 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 final decision on admission: the final decison on admission will be notified to applicants both by post and e-mail. Candidates may also track the status of their application through the Admissions Portal.
Criteria for admission and the weight given to each requirement are the following:
- Academic record (40%).
- Resumé and cover letter. At this point professional experience in the field of migration will be taken into account in order to compensate deficiencies regarding recommended academic profile (up 30%).
- Knowledge of different languages appropriate for the Master´s Degree, at a, B2 european level (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 Maste´s Degree r is competitive. In each case an average of at least 7 of the 10 points in this weighting of scores is required.
Academic authorities responsible for the admission process: Director and Academic Coordinator of the Master's Degree.
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
Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation
The Master's Degree 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.
- 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.
|1: Interdisciplinary approach to migrations (20 ECTS)|
|Ethical Issues in Migration Management||2.0 ECTS|
|Dimensions of Immigration||6.0 ECTS|
|Migratory Dynamics||6.0 ECTS|
|Migration, Human Rights and Global Governance of Migration||6.0 ECTS|
|2: Migrations and social transformation (12 ECTS)|
|Coexistence and Social Cohesion||6.0 ECTS|
|Transnational Dimensions of Migrations||3.0 ECTS|
|Population of inmigrant origin||3.0 ECTS|
|3: Emerging issues and social challenges (10 ECTS)|
|The Management of Diversity||2.0 ECTS|
|Migration and Specific Needs for Protection||4.0 ECTS|
|Narratives and Discourse on Immigration||2.0 ECTS|
|New forms of regular migration||2.0 ECTS|
|4: Research and professional intervention (6 ECTS)|
|Project Design and Management||2.0 ECTS|
|Data management||2.0 ECTS|
|Research Methodology||2.0 ECTS|
|Master’s final dissertation|
|Master’s final dissertation||6.0 ECTS|
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Academic Regulations regarding the Official Master's Degree in International Migration
Academic Regulations for Official Master's Degrees
Regulations for Credit Recognition
Table for the Automatic Recognition and Validation of Credits for the Official Master's Degree in International Migration, Study Plans 2014-2020
GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
CB_01 - Acquire knowledge in the various areas of study based on advanced reading and textbooks, including knowledge of the latest trends in the study of human mobility and international migration.
CB_02 - Know how to apply and integrate knowledge acquired in the field of human mobility and international migration, their understanding, their scientific foundations and their problem-solving abilities in new and imprecisely defined environments, including multi-disciplinary contexts, both as researchers as well as highly specialized professionals.
CB_03 - Be able to manage appropriate information, searching and analyzing diverse sources and knowing how to synthesize and analyze relevant data to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues within the field of human mobility and international migration.
CB_04 - Be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience in international migration and human mobility.
CB_05 - Develop sufficient autonomy to participate in research projects and scientific collaborations within fields of international migration and human mobility, in interdisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a high component of knowledge transfer.
CB_06 - Understand and value the perspective of other cultures and customs, recognizing cultural and human diversity, appreciating its value and breadth, being able to manage that cultural diversity in various professional fields.
CB_07 - Assume responsibility for their own professional development and specialization in the field of international migration and human mobility.
CB_08 - Develop those learning skills necessary to undertake studies in the field of international migration and human mobility throughout life.
SPECIFIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
CE_01 - Understand displacement, human mobility and international migration over time.
CE_02 - Understand the fundamental concepts of Sociology related to the issue of migration.
CE_03 - Understand economic issues related to international migration, both from the point of view of the subject and from the perspective of the environment.
CE_04 - Understand the principles of Social Psychology applicable to the migratory field.
CE_05 - Know the Laws pertaining to foreign residents and immigration in international contexts and the operation of international organizations.
CE_06 - Understand new forms of citizenship and approaches in Political Philosophy to the field of migration.
CE_07 - Know the structure and functioning of the labor market in contexts of origin and acceptance of emigrants and the role of the labor market in the different migratory systems.
CE_08 - Know Immigration Laws and Laws pertaining to foreign immigrants in world migratory systems.
CE_09 - Understand the general aspects of integration and social cohesion in complex societies receiving immigrants.
CE_10 - Know the educational rights of migrants and the possible educational paths, especially in culturally diverse receiving environments.
CE_11 - Analyze the social evolution of families and populations arising from immigration.
CE_12 - Know the symbolic dimension of human mobility: Religion, Ethnicity, Diversity, Conflict. Acquire a basic knowledge of the Theology of Migration.
CE_13 - Know the link between migration and development, and Development Cooperation, both in sending and receiving environments.
CE_14 - Analyze immigration policies in the different contexts and models presented by the welfare state or the social benefit system.
CE_15 - Analyze the situation of particularly vulnerable people and situations of risk within migration processes: unaccompanied minors, victims of human trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers.
CE_16 - Understand the relationships between the globalization process and transnational movements (processes of governance, diasporas, illicit organizations).
CE_17 - Know the emerging issues in the International Agenda on Migration.
CE_18 - Know the different types of data sources related to migratory phenomena, as well as their access and exploitation.
CE_19 - Develop skills for research in the field of migration, detecting problems and applying appropriate methodologies for their resolution.
CE_20 - Optimize the use of Information and Communication Technologies based on the knowledge of existing online resources and the management of data bases.
CE_21 - Be able to carry out original studies on any of the aspects of migration that allows students to demonstrate their capacity for research.
CE_22 - Integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating practical proposals in the field of human mobility and international migration, which include reflections on social and ethical responsibility linked to the application of the knowledge and judgements obtained in the Master's Degree.
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 current situations involving migrations which are prevalent at the present time. Graduates may either work at non-governmental organizations which carry out intervention processes or in public and private organizations which provide advice, studies, analyses and funding to immigration-related themes. In addition, the Postgraduate degree provides access to the Official Doctorate Program in International Migration and Development Cooperation..
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