Official Master's Degree in International Migration

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From January 11 to
October 7, 2021

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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 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.

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.

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


Important Dates


Admission application filing period:
From January 11 to October 7, 2021

Information Sessions:
You may consult the dates for the next Information Sessions HERE

Watch our May 27, 2021 Master Class:

Classes begin on:
October 11th, 2021.


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.

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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.

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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)
Cuestiones éticas en la gestión migratoria 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Dimensiones de la inmigración 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Dinámicas migratorias 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Migración, derechos humanos, y gobernanza mundial de las migraciones 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2: Migrations and social transformation (12 ECTS)
Convivencia y cohesión social 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Dimensión transnacional de las migraciones 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Población de origen inmigrante 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
3: Emerging issues and social challenges (10 ECTS)
Gestión de la diversidad 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Migración y necesidades específicas de protección 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Narrativas y discursos ante la inmigración 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Nuevas formas de migración regular 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
4: Research and professional intervention (6 ECTS)
Diseño y gestión de proyectos 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Manejo de datos 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Metodología de la investigación 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Master’s final dissertation
Trabajo de fin de Máster 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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