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MSc International Migration and Public Policy

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This programme offers a unique range of courses that will deepen students' knowledge of migration and mobility issues and help them gain new insight into public policy responses to international migration at the global, regional, national and local level.

The Degree offers students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of migration and mobility issues and helps them gain new insights into public policy responses to international migration at the global, regional,national and local level. Eiko Thielemann, Programme Director 

International migration presents immense opportunities but also greatchallenges. In Europe, large-scale inflows of asylum-seekers have put EU Member States to a historic test, calling into question some of the cornerstones of the European Union. At the same time, policy-makers face the lasting challenge of facilitating the integration of migrants and refugees into our economies and societies. Some of these challenges go beyond the regulatory capacity of individual states and the development of European immigration and asylum policies constitutes a critical test of how Europe defines its collective political identity.

The MSc in International Migration and Public Policy (IMPP) is a joint programme offered by the European Institute and the Departments of Government and Sociology. It offers students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of migration and mobility issues and helps them gain new insights into public policy responses to international migration at the global, regional,national and local level. It does so by drawing on the unique resources that London has to offer as a hub of public policy making.

Since its inception in 2011, students graduating from the IMPP programme have pursued careers in international organisations, EU institutions, NGOs, think tanks, the media, the civil service and many other fields.

Programme Specifications

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    Preliminary Reading

    Bartram, D. Poros, M. and Monforte, P. (2014) Key Concepts in Migration, (London: Sage).

    Boswell, Christina and Geddes, Andrew (2011), Migration and mobility in the European Union (European Union series; Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan) xiv, 272 p.

    Castles, Stephen, de Haas, Hein, and Miller, Mark J. (2014), The Age of Migration. International Population Movement in the Modern World (New York: Palgrave Macmillan).

    Collier, Paul (2013), Exodus. Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century (London: Allen Lane; Penguin).

    Hollifield, James F., Martin, Philip L., and Orrenius, Pia M. (2014), Controlling Immigration. A Global Perspective (Stanford: Stanford University Press).

    Kivisto, P. and Faist, T.  (2010) Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration (London: Pine Forge Press).