Migration, Society and Policy MA

Registrations are open for the 2017-2018 edition of Middlesex University Master’s Degree “Migration, Society and Policy”.

With migration regularly at the top of the European and global agenda, the need for skilled professionals who can make sense of the raw data, grasp complex policy systems and assess their impact on contemporary societies is more apparent than ever.

This master’s degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policy-making, the public sector, the community sector and NGOs.

It features a wide range of study options from disciplines such as law, politics and sociology, as well as incorporating opportunities to undertake field trips, placements and internships, both locally and internationally.

For further information visit the MA Migration, Society and Policy webpage.

MMRP Policy Briefings

Three online policy briefings have been published by the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Migration Research Programme (MMRP). The programme includes eight international projects, included Middlesex University’s EVI-MED (Constructing and Evidence Base of Contemporary Mediterranean Migrations). The policy briefs, informed by the findings of the eight projects, cover a range of issues such as search and rescue, refugees reception, policy making, and the role of civil society. To find out more and download the documents click here.

Multiple crises? The many faces of migration and reception systems in the Mediterranean.

Monday 19 June 2017
Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

Between 2015 and 2016 more than one million people crossed the Mediterranean, Many fleeing war and persecution. The reception of refugees and migrants has been a major plank of EU policy. This event reports on the findings of the EVI-MED project, an 18 month study which seeks to map and evaluate reception systems in the Mediterranean.
Drawing upon survey data of 750 people in Greece, Italy, and Malta and interviews with migrants and a diverse range of national and international stakeholders, this event presents an independent systematic assessment of the ways in which the EU and its partners have sought to handle the reception of unprecedented numbers refugees and migrants and their responses.

To download the event’s programme click here

To download the first EVI MED report click here

For further information about the EVI MED project click here.

Kurdish Migration Conference 2017

Globalisation, Diaspora and Transnational Belonging
June 15-16, 2017, Middlesex University, London, UK

Following the success of the first international Kurdish migration conference (KMC) held in 2016 at Middlesex University (London) and the strong interest and participation by the international scholarly community, the 2nd KMC will be held at Middlesex University on 15 and 16 June 2017.

Registrations are now open. Visit the KMC2017 page for further information.

 

International Summer Course 2017

Migration and Europe:
borders, mobility and the future of the EU

3 -7 July, 2017, Middlesex University, London
For information, programme and registrations click here.

The Summer Course is a joint effort of Middlesex University, the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of some major and interconnected issues concerning European migration and mobility. Specifically, the course is divided into five themes:

  1. The challenges to intra-EU mobility and the fragmentation of the European space
  2. Third country nationals: economic and legal perspectives in a reshaping Europe
  3. Refugees in Europe: new solutions or permanent crisis?
  4. Media and political discourses: mainstreaming xenophobia
  5. Rethinking the European space: the role of NGOs and civil society

These themes will be examined from a range of disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology and political science. Classes will be given by professors and professionals in the field of migration, citizenship and refugee studies from different European universities and organizations and will be complemented by practical exercises, discussions and research activities.

For information, programme and registrations click here.

 

IMISCOE Spring Conference 2017

The Tyranny of Categories in Migration Policy, Research and Data Production

17 February 2017, Middlesex University, London

[Registration is now closed!]

The theme of the 2017 IMISCOE Spring Conference is the ‘Tyranny of Categories in Migration Policy, Research and Data Production’. It is based on the premise that categories form the backbone of policies through which they define the conditions of mobility and the concomitant set of entry, residence, economic and social rights as well orient research and data production. Continue reading

MA Migration, Society and Policy

With migration regularly at the top of the European and global agenda, the need for skilled professionals who can make sense of the raw data, grasp complex policy systems and assess their impact on contemporary societies is more apparent than ever.

This masters degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policymaking, the public sector, the community sector and NGOs.

It features a wide range of study options from disciplines such as Law, Politics and Sociology, as well as incorporating opportunities to undertake field trips, placements and internships, both locally and internationally.

This programme benefits from the contribution of internationally renowned experts, who operate within prominent global networks of researchers and practitioners. Middlesex University is the only London-based member of IMISCOE, the largest European network of researchers on migration and integration.

For further information:
www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/migration-society-policy