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Official Master's Degree in International Migration

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What is the Master?

The Master's Degree in International Migration is taught at the IUEM and has been an official degree of Comillas Pontifical University since the 2008-2009 academic year. During this time, the IUEM has prepared highly qualified professionals to develop their professional careers in the field of international migration.

The master's degree uses the blended learning methodology, which consists of combining the online system (virtual classroom plus online tutoring tools, such as face-to-face tutorials, forums, video tutorials, etc.) with a week of face-to-face classes in February, during which classes are given on research methodology and face-to-face tutorials are held.

The student's comprehensive training is completed with guaranteed professional internships in national and international organisations and the possibility of accessing the PhD in International Migration and Development Cooperation. In addition, the IUEM offers study grants to students on the master's degree.

Instituto Universitario de Estudios sobre Migraciones (IUEM)

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  • Languages
    English, Spanish
  • Certification
    Official master's degrees
  • Modality
  • Duration
    1 year (60 (ECTS) or 2 years (30 ECTS each year) ECTS)
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Study Plan

(20 ECTS)
Mercedes Fernández
Director of the IUEM

...prepare to develop your professional career in the field of international migration.

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What our students say

Many people like you are already making the most of their master's degree. Find out about their experience.


Instituto Universitario de Estudios sobre Migraciones

Aitor Oribe Basarrate

Máster Universitario en Migraciones Internacionales

The Master's Degree in International Migrations has given me a great deal of academic knowledge, which I was able to combine with my work experience in the field of accompanying migrants in their processes of inclusion and integration in our country. The great team of teachers and students, as well as the innovative methodology used by Comillas, has given me the opportunity to acquire the necessary tools to understand in depth the complexity of migration.

Information for students

Professional and academic opportunities

The Master's Degree in International Migration responds to the need for professional experts in the different areas related to migration, a phenomenon that involves very different areas and requires specific and complex preparation.

Graduate profile:
The necessary competences are provided so that the student can develop analyses on the different fields of action implicit in contemporary migratory processes; specialised training is envisaged to analyse, compare, evaluate and carry out diagnoses on the migratory reality in which we are participants. Students will be able to work both in non-governmental organisations that carry out intervention programs, and in public and private bodies that carry out consultancy work, studies, analysis and financing of projects in the field of immigration.

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Since its foundation, the Faculties of Human and Social Sciences, Theology and Canon Law at Comillas Pontifical University have had the vocation to promote humanism and plurality.

It is defined by its desire to train people capable of taking thought and ideas to the highest levels, and to give them the necessary skills to be useful and improve life in the complex world in which we live.

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Preguntas frecuentes

  • Because Comillas studies are in high demand and places are limited, the best candidates have to be selected through admission tests.

  • Each class has its own tutor, whose function is to integrate the student into the group and to pay attention to their academic performance. Furthermore, at Comillas, the teaching system is distinguished, among other characteristics, by the personalised attention and the fluid and permanent relationship between teachers and students.

  • The teaching system at Comillas is especially oriented towards the relationship with the reality of companies, institutions, organisations and professional practice. The Internship and Employment Office is responsible for providing students with internships related to their studies in order to enrich their training. In the 2017-18 academic year, 6,296 student internships were managed in companies.
    In addition to these internships managed by the Internship and Employment Office, all degree courses have a significant number of compulsory external internships as part of their curriculums.

  • The Internship and Employment Office informs, guides and collaborates in the insertion in the labour market of recent graduates or in the projection of the professional career of Comillas graduates, for which it has an online tool that puts candidates in direct contact with 5,078 companies with which Comillas maintains a relationship. During the 2017-18 academic year, 1,838 job offers were managed. Of the total number of graduates from the 2018 graduating class, 93.22% are employed, either working or furthering their studies, within six months of completing their studies.

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

Director of the Master's Degree:
Mercedes Fernández

Master's Coordinator:
Tomás Castillo Crasto