The programme is divided into three parts: foundation (two half-unit courses which provide a thorough grounding in immigration and migrant integration issues); specialisation (through a wide range of optional migration- and migration-related courses offered across LSE); and research (a 10,000-word research project on an advanced topic).
Additionally, if your timetable allows, it is recommended that you take the non-assessed course Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Design in preparation for your dissertation, as well as Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills – a programme of guest lectures from distinguished external speakers, including policy-makers, journalists and analysts from think tanks and business.
(* denotes half unit)
International Migration and Migrant Integration*
Examines contemporary sociological perspectives on migrant integration including theories of international migration; labour market incorporation; 'assimilation' and social integration; welfare and social rights; the second generation; educational attainment; and transnationalism.
International Migration and Immigration Management*
Offers a theoretically informed account of the challenges posed by international migration and resulting policy responses of migration management at the global, regional and bi-lateral levels.
Europe's Role in Global Migration Governance*
Examines Europe’s role in global migration governance, including: the externalisation of EU and European Member States’ migration policies, bilateral and multilateral agreements with third countries, cross-references between regional bodies of integration and courts, and Europe’s cooperation with international organisations.
Researching Migration: Research Questions and Research Methods (non-assessed)
Introduces you to a range of possible research strategies and helps you prepare for your dissertation research.
An independent research project of 10,000 words on an approved topic within the field.
Courses to the value of two units from a range of options
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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