The MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy will explore the social, economic and political effects of the new era of migration and consequent emerging superdiversity. It will analyse the multiple variables displayed by different migrants in terms of age and gender profiles, as well as immigration status, and associated rights and entitlements.It will also address the ways that social policy has been created and adapted in order to accommodate the changing fabric of urban and rural populations that have experienced high levels of inward migration. Students will critically examine the suitability and adaptability of traditional multicultural models of welfare provision that were originally based upon providing for large and geographically contained clusters of post-colonial migrants and explore a range of new approaches to service delivery focusing on good practice from across the world.
The MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy will allow students to consider new ways that the needs of diverse populations may be met and how to overcome challenges such as lack of demographic information and details about need.
An upper second class Honours degree or equivalent would be the standard entry requirement. This would usually be in a social science, although applications from those with degrees in other disciplines will be considered. Applications will also be encouraged from those without an Honours degree who have relevant work or volunteering experience in a related policy or practice area.
International students: We accept a range of qualifications from different countries.
English language requirements: You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
by holding an English language qualification to the right level
by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students
Students studying for the Masters (MA) must complete the core module and five optional modules or three options and the 40 credit Specialist Project before moving on to undertake a 60 credit dissertation in the area of migration and superdiversity.
Students studying for the Postgraduate Diploma must complete the core module plus five optional modules or three options plust the 40 credit Specialist Project in a migration related policy topic.
Students studying for the Postgraduate Certificate must complete three 20 credit modules, including the core module listed below.
Migration, Superdiversity, Policy and Practice (20 credits): This module examines theories surrounding migration and superdiversity paying particular attention to the policies and politics that shape responses to migration from a global to local level. It challenges students to think critically about migration and the impact upon policy and the provision of social welfare and to examine reactions and responses to migration from a range of contrasting perspectives. It encourages students to reflect on ways in which migration is shaping questions about citizenship, inclusion, identity and cohesion at different policy levels.
Globalisation, Migration and Citizenship
Introduction to Applied Social Research
International Social Policy
Specialist Project in Superdiversity, Migration and Policy (40 Credits)
Other Optional Modules (20 Credits)
Dissertation (60 Credits)
This MA Migration, Superdiversity and Policy will be of interest to professionals already working in multiagency migration related settings and areas of local government such as housing, community and safety, health, youth services and social care. It will also be of interest to recent social science course graduates looking to pursue a career in this area and to people considering progressing to PhD level.
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