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Develop your professional career in the field of International Migrations and Development Assistance and Cooperation.
1 year (full time) or 2 years (partial)
Online / Spanish or English
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.
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The methodology of the practical cases gives you the opportunity to research and to investigate in depth, in a very illustrative manner, and adapted to the different global real-world situations, in their different aspects, both in socio-political, economic, cultural, and psychological areas as well as in the legal realm.
Studying for the Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation provided me with a broader and more mature vision to face and better understand the challenges of International Cooperation and what I could do in this area.
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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 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.
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
Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation
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.
- 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 the study of migrations (9 ECTS)|
|Psychosocial approach to international migrations||3.0 ECTS|
|Human mobility, migrations and their economic driving forces||3.0 ECTS|
|Political and legal perspective on international migrations||3.0 ECTS|
|2: Migrations and social transformation (21 ECTS)|
|Alien laws and immigration in global migration systems||3.0 ECTS|
|The symbolic dimension of human mobility||3.0 ECTS|
|Structure of labour markets||3.0 ECTS|
|Integration and social cohesion||3.0 ECTS|
|Migrations and development||3.0 ECTS|
|Second generations: family and populations emerged from immigration||3.0 ECTS|
|Education systems in origin and destination contexts||3.0 ECTS|
|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|
|Globalization and transnational movements||3.0 ECTS|
|Especially vulnerable people and risk situations related to migration processes||3.0 ECTS|
|Migrations issues on international agendas||3.0 ECTS|
|4: Research and professional intervention (6 ECTS)|
|Data sources: types of sources, access, and use||2.0 ECTS|
|Action research: the professional in the work field||2.0 ECTS|
|Use of information and communication technologies||2.0 ECTS|
|Master’s final dissertation|
|Master´s final dissertation||6.0 ECTS|
CB_01 - Acquiring knowledge in various fields of study based on reading of advanced materials and from areas of knowledge at the forefront of the field.
CB_02 - Ability to apply and integrate their knowledge, their understanding of such, in addition to their scientific reasoning and problem-solving abilities in new and undefined environments, including multidisciplinary contexts involving highly specialized researchers and practitioners.
CB_03 - Being able to manage information appropriately, by employing and analyzing different sources, and summarize and analyze relevant data so as to issue opinions involving a personal reflection on pertinent social, scientific or ethical topics.
CB_04 - Being able to convey information, ideas, issues and solutions to both specialized and lay audiences alike.
CB_05 - Having the confidence necessary to participate in research projects and scientific collaborations within their field of expertise, in interdisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, involving significant knowledge transfer.
CB_06 - Understanding and valuing the perspectives of other cultures and customs; recognizing cultural and human diversity; appreciating its value and scope; being able to manage such cultural diversity in various professional settings.
CB_07 - Taking responsibility for their own professional development and specialization in one or more fields of expertise.
CB_08 - Developing the study skills necessary to engage in lifelong learning.
CE_01 - Understanding the history of human mobility and migration.
CE_02 - Understanding the fundamental sociology concepts related to migration.
CE_03 - Understanding economic theories from the point of view of migration.
CE_04 - Understanding the principles of social psychology applicable to the field of migration.
CE_05 - Understanding Foreign Nationals and Immigration Law from a global perspective.
CE_06 - Understanding new forms of citizenship and approaches from political philosophyto the field of migration.
CE_07 - Understanding the structure and functioning of the labor market from the point of view of migration.
CE_08 - Understanding Foreign Nationals and Immigration Law through immigration systems worldwide.
CE_09 - Understanding general aspects of integration and social cohesion.
CE_10 - Learning about the educational rights and paths of immigrants.
CE_11 - Analyzing the social evolution of immigrant populations.
CE_12 - Learning about the symbolic nature of human mobility: Religion, ethnicity, diversity, conflictivity. Gaining a basic understanding of migration related to theology.
CE_13 - Learning about the link between migration and the level or development in the countries of origin and destination.
CE_14 - Understanding the connection between immigration and the welfare state.
CE_15 - Analyzing the situation of particularly vulnerable people and people at risk in migration processes.
CE_16 - Understanding the relationships between globalization and transnational movements.
CE_17 - Learning about emerging trends in the international agenda on migration.
CE_18 - Learning about the different types of data source related to migration.
CE_19 - Developing research skills in the field of migration.
CE_20 - Optimizing information and communications technologies.
CE_21 - Being able to conduct original research on any aspect of migration, which can demonstrate their research capabilities.
CE_22 - Integrating knowledge and handling the more complex aspects associated with formulating proposals in professional practice, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of knowledge and opinions developed throughout the Master's program.
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.
All Master students can benefit from the Internships and Careers Office from the Comillas Pontifical University.