Official Master's Degree in International Migration

Submission of applications:
Start: January 9, 2018
End: October 19, 2018.

1 or 2 years (online/Face-to-face study)

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Credits: 60 ECTS
Places available: 50, Spanish or English

The Official Master's Degree in International Migration is taught in the University Institute of Studies on Migration (IUEM) and has been an official course at Comillas Pontifical University since 2008-2009.

During this time, the IUEM has prepared highly skilled professionals to develop their professional careers in he area of International Migration.

This Master's uses the blended learning method that consists of the combining the online system (virtual classes and online tutorial tools, like face to face tutorials, forums, video tutorials, etc.) with a system of face to face classes. This face to face week is held during the last week in February and classes for subjects relating to research methodology are taught and face to face tutorial sessions are held with the students.

The student's comprehensive training is completed with professional internships guaranteed in national and international bodies.

Moreover, the Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation offers the possibility of admission to the Official Doctorate Program in International Migration and Development Cooperation.

El IUEM offers study grants to studnets of this Master's. Click here for assistance programmes for the Official Master's Degree in International Development Cooperation.


Start: October, 2018

Completion: August 2019 or 2020 *

* The training program may be taken in two modes: a partial (two years / academic courses) or full time (one year / academic year).


60 ECTS (Europeam Credit Transfer System)

Attendance mode:



Spanish or English, chosen by the student.

Classes begin on:

October 2018.

Admission application filing period:

The registration period will be open from January 9 until October 19, 2018.

Information notice on the documents to be submitted


The Master uses blended learning methodology that combines online learning with intensive classroom sessions for a week in February.

Academic calendar 2017 - 2018

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Admission profile:

The Master 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.

Entry requirements:

  • Possession of a Bachelor degree or equivalent.
  • Have a good academic record.
  • Previous professional experience in international migration will be assessed.
  • Knowing at least one other language, preferably English.

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 in the Service of Academic Titles and General Secretariat of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas Management. C / Alberto Aguilera, 23 28015 Madrid.
  • Study phase: upon receipt of the application and documentation, candidates will proceed to the stage: "Study of the application"
  • Communication from the resolution: the resolution on the admission shall be communicated to interested besides mail sent to email indicated in the petition. The candidate may also track the status of their application through the Admissions Portal.

The admission criteria and their weighting in the overall 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%).
  • Test access (up to 15%).

Admission to the master is competitive. In any case a weighted average rating of at least 7 out of 10 is required.

When the student interested in access has some type of physical disability, you can have personalized information and support in Care Program Students with Disabilities Social Work Unit.


The amount of the full fee of the Master is € 6,550.00. broken down into:

  • Tuition and fees full secretarial course: € 1,918.20.
  • 8 monthly installments of € 579.00 each.


Find out more here about our Study Grants

Information Point:

University Institute of Studies on Migration

Comillas Pontifical University

C/Alberto Aguilera 23, 28015 Madrid.

Phone: (+34) 91 542 2800

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Master director:

Mercedes Fernández García

Master Coordination:

Tomas Castillo Crasto


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  • Providing a multidisciplinary perspective of human migration.
  • Teaching and training the persons who will be involved directly with migrants and the agents involved in the process of research and innovation in this field.
  • Contributing to the search for practical solutions and to international cooperation in migration management on a global scale.


  • The education system blended learning mode combines online with face sessions. This system online platform Moodle (Virtual Campus) accessible from the Internet and manages and is fully developed through which students have access to a learning community where diverse career paths are also shared.
  • This system is combined with a series of tutorials conducted by videoconferencing systems, skype or similar and teleseminar addition to the sessions to be held during the actual week. Thus the student has the comfort of classroom study without obligation, without losing the personal touch with the teacher and the course coordinator.


  • 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 philosophy to 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.




  • Human mobility, migrations and their economic driving forces 3 ECTS
  • Psychosocial approach to international migrations 3 ECTS
  • Political and legal perspective on international migrations 3 ECTS


  • Structure of labour markets 3 ECTS
  • Alien laws and immigration in global migration systems 3 ECTS
  • Integration and social cohesion 3 ECTS
  • Education systems in origin and destination contexts3 ECTS
  • Second generations: family and populations emerged from immigration 3 ECTS
  • The symbolic dimension of human mobility 3 ECTS
  • Migrations and development 3 ECTS


  • The welfare State or the social benefits system: crisis and rights. Public policies on immigration 3 ECTS
  • Especially vulnerable people and risk situations related to migration processes 3 ECTS
  • Globalisation and transnational movements 3 ECTS
  • Migrations issues on international agendas 3 ECTS


  • Introduction to research and professional intervention: detection, diagnose and study 2 ECTS
  • Data sources: types of sources, access, and use 2 ECTS
  • Use of information and communication technologies 2 ECTS



  • External internship in one of the institutions that has an educational cooperation agreement with the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Students complete a direct internship and prepare a report on this experience. Besides, students are assessed by the organization on which they were interns and by the Internship Coordination 

Compulsory professional internships in public or private organizations complement the students' academic training and allow them to get a first idea of the reality of migrations, thus fostering their integration in this area. The goal is that, by getting students in contact with the actual representation of those issues studied from a theoretical approach, students develop those skills and capabilities acquired throughout the Master's Programme, development which is also part of the learning process. External internship in one of the institutions that has an educational cooperation agreement with the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Students complete a direct internship and prepare a report on this experience. Besides, students are assessed by the organization on which they were interns and by the Internship Coordination.

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.

Graduate Profile

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.

  • Tradition: made up of experts in Migration 1999
  • Official Master: The 10th edition of the Official Master's Degree in International Migrations, which is adapted in line with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)
  • Bilingual programme which may be done in Spanish or English.
  • Flexible programme which may be adapted to the time available to each student; e-learning with one week of in-class lessons; possibility of completing the master's programme in 1 or 2 years.
  • Individual attention: research and internship tutors and professors
  • Interactive and dynamic system with regard to teachers and peers: discussion forums, chats, one week of in-class lessons
  • Guaranteed professional internships in national and international bodies
  • The opportunity to integrate into our work teams: Institute of Studies on Migration (IUEM); Iberoamerican Migration Observatory (OBIMID); Chair of Forced Refugees and Migrants
  • Professional opportunities: intervention, consulting, research
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