|University of East London
|July 1, 2023
The master’s degree in Refugee Studies is an internationally recognised program that offers a comprehensive understanding of the complex nature of global refugee movements and the diverse local, national, and international responses to forced displacement. The course is designed to provide students with interdisciplinary knowledge of the gendered, economic, political, legal, socio-cultural, and psychological processes related to forced migration.
The course is divided into four core modules: Forced Migration in Global Era, Research Methods, Policy and Practice of Humanitarianism, and Independent Applied Research/Dissertation. Students will also have the opportunity to study specialist options on social, cultural, political, legal, and psychosocial aspects of refugee studies and community development.
A distinguishing feature of the course is its emphasis on the lived experience of refugees and refugee communities. Students will gain a full appreciation of refugee experiences, achievements, and needs. The course will equip students with advanced skills in interdisciplinary analysis and research, with a focus on refugees from the point of view of the law, politics, and anthropology, analysing their experiences on a global and local scale.