Official Master's Degree in International Migration

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

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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.

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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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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 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.

Admission criteria:
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.
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Important Dates


Admission application filing period:
From 10/01/22 to 17/10/22

Information Sessions and University Open Days:
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Classes begin on:
October 24th, 2022.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Candidate profile:
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.

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.

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Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


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

€7.383 divided into:
Course fees and registry's administrative fees: €2,163.04
The rest is paid in 8 installments of €652.54 each.
10% discount for Comillas Alumni. The IUEM offers study grants to the students of the master.

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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


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1: Interdisciplinary approach to migrations (20 ECTS)
Ethical Issues in Migration Management 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Dimensions of Immigration 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Migratory Dynamics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Migration, Human Rights and Global Governance of Migration 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2: Migrations and social transformation (12 ECTS)
Coexistence and Social Cohesion 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Transnational Dimensions of Migrations 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Population of inmigrant origin 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
3: Emerging issues and social challenges (10 ECTS)
The Management of Diversity 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Migration and Specific Needs for Protection 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Narratives and Discourse on Immigration 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
New forms of regular migration 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
4: Research and professional intervention (6 ECTS)
Project Design and Management 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Data management 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Research Methodology 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Internship 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Master’s final dissertation
Master’s final dissertation 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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Established in 1994 as a center specialized in research and teaching in this field, to respond to the complexity and the political and social transformations produced by this migratory event.

The IUEM is made up of an interdisciplinary team that includes researchers and teachers from different disciplines of the social and human sciences.



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