The MA New Migration and Social Policy will enable students to consider approaches to meeting the needs of diverse populations in equitable ways. New Migration and Social Policy is unique in bringing together theory and practice with cutting edge research and research methods to enable students to develop applied knowledge in a rapidly evolving field.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, presentations and participatory workshops.
Birmingham is a dynamic and superdiverse city which offers the ideal setting for the MA. The programme leaders, Lisa Goodson and Jenny Phillimore, are excellently placed to lead this initiative having many years of research and publication experience in migration related issues. They have managed over forty externally commissioned research projects in relation to migration, from a wide range of funders. They have advised EU and UK Governments on integration policyu and their work has contributed to the development of migration related social policy.
All participants will be supported by a personal tutor and will also be able to draw on the support of the Institute's Programme Director, Welfare Tutors and International Student Tutors.
On completion of the taught modules (120 credits) Masters students undertake a 10,000 word dissertation on a new migration related subject of their choice. Each student is allocated an experienced specialist supervisor, selected for their knowledge of both the subject matter and supervision skills.