Master in Governance of Migration and Diversity

General

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Program Description

The one-year master programme Governance of Migration and Diversity' (GMD) integrates knowledge from various disciplines with a focus on how public and private organisations can respond to the opportunities offered and the challenges posed by migration and diversity. It brings together history, sociology, politics, international development and urban design as a foundation for a better understanding of the governance of migration and diversity.

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About the Master Programme

How to reconstruct the city centre? What are the opportunities for the management of migration flows and how to prevent discrimination and promote interaction and cohesion in culturally diverse societies?

In our globalised and complex network society, these urgent questions need to be answered. In order to do this, experts who demonstrate analytical skills, connective leadership, entrepreneurial attitudes and a strong ethical compass to achieve innovative solutions for societal problems are needed. The master track in Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on the research, analysis and management of societal issues.

Migration and diversity are key factors in some of the most fundamental transformations of society today. These transformations do not merely involve migrants. Moreover, they have an impact on society at large. Migration and diversity have become highly politicised issues that play an important role in contemporary politics in many countries. These issues influence many different aspects of society, such as education, housing, labour and international relations.

Mode of education

The Master’s programme Governance of Migration and Diversity provides state-of-the-art courses and training given by dedicated scholars from five academic disciplines. During classes interaction amongst students and between students and professors is stimulated.

During the course, several site visits are organised to engage with firsthand experiences of governance issues. In the past years we have inter alia visited the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)Opens external, the Essalam MosqueOpens external and an asylum seekers centre.

Curriculum

The courses of this programme consist of two parts: you follow 50% of your courses within the regular head programme of your choice (Public Administration, Sociology, History or Development studies) curriculum, and 50% within the Governance of Migration and Diversity specialisation together with the other GMD students from sociology, history and development studies.

The curriculum is subject to alteration. No rights may be derived from this information.

Courses specialisation - Master Governance of Migration and Diversity -  (30 ECTS)

  • Politics of Migration and Diversity
  • Governance of Migration and Diversity
  • History of Migration and Diversity
  • Sociology of Migration and Diversity
  • Migration and Development
  • Social Inequality in the City, Diversity & Design

Why study Master Governance of Migration and Diversity

We offer:

  • Knowledge which will help you to address governance issues related to migration and diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective;
  • A unique interdisciplinary programme, with courses taught by  leading scholars from three universities and five academic disciplines;
  • A focus on policies, politics and governance at an international, national and local level;
  • Education that has a direct link to contemporary issues. Students are trained to contribute to the governance of migration and diversity. 

  • Top Level education. The Public Administration programme at Erasmus University is ranked number 1 in the ShanghaiRanking's 2017 and 2018.

Joint programme

The Master’s specialisation Governance of Migration and Diversity brings together different disciplines: history, sociology, politics, international development and urban design as a foundation for a better understanding of the governance of migration and diversity. The programme is a collaboration between Erasmus University Rotterdam (including the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague), Leiden University and Delft University of Technology.

The cooperation between these universities provides a unique combination of varied expertise within one single Master’ programme. Students can apply to one of the four tracks: HistoryOpens external (Leiden University), Sociology, Public Administration (both Erasmus University) and International Relations & DevelopmentOpens external (ISS, The Hague). The Public Administration track offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses specifically on public policy-making and the broader political implications of migration and diversity.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Welcome to the highly-ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), a research university located in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. With 170 nationalities Rotterdam is a diverse and vibrant city. As a harbour city, the arrival of migrants is part of the identity Rotterdam, today and in the past.

Erasmus University was founded in 1913 as an economical institute. Over the years, it has grown into a university with knowledge of many different disciplines which has become internationally recognised for its distinct social orientation in education and research. Our 26,000+ students come from more than 100 countries around the world and the university is ranked among the most international universities in the world.

Career opportunities for Master Governance of Migration and Diversity

After the completion of this specialisation, you will be able to identify and analyse social issues related to migration and diversity. Furthermore, you are able to provide advice on these problems.

During this master programme you will:

  • Develop a multidisciplinary understanding of migration and diversity from various perspectives, including history, development studies, sociology, public administration and urbanism;
  • Acquire a methodological understanding in order to study migration and diversity;
  • Learn to better understand the governance implications of migration and diversity at the local (urban), regional, national as well as European and international level;
  • Obtain professional skills in terms of designing strategies for the management of migration and diversity at the policy level.  

Graduates of this specialisation will be suitable candidates for positions in governmental organisations (policymakers, policy advisors, lobbyists) and organisations in civil society (e.g. unions, political parties, research institutes) on the local, national or international level. 

For example, our graduates currently work as e.g. integration advisors at local governments or as project assistants at IOM.

Factsheet summary

  • Official CROHO name: Public Administration / Sociology / History / Development studies
  • Programme name: Governance of Migration and Diversity 
  • Instruction language: English
  • Type: Master
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Location: Campus Woudestein, Rotterdam
  • Tuition fees (2019-2020):
    • €2.083 (Statutory fee)
    • €11.900 (Institutional fee: EEA/EU students)
    • €14.900 (Institutional fee: non-EEA/EU students)
Last updated May 2020

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