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MA Migration and Intercultural Studies

University of Reading

Examine the cultural, social and political issues at the heart of migration, and develop your language skills, with our MA in Migration and Intercultural Studies degree.

Study the multilingual and intercultural factors that influence policymakers and practitioners, and explore how these factors enhance their interaction with migrants and refugees.

This interdisciplinary programme covers a diverse range of topics, including:

You will also examine how language issues have political and socio-cultural importance in the experience of migrants and refugees.

Optional modules will allow you to explore specialisms in cultural studies, ethics, and environmental studies. You can also pursue your own interests, and develop your expertise, with a dissertation or extended project.

Research-based teaching will provide you with the analytical skills to understand, monitor, and critically investigate migration phenomena, trajectories and processes.

In addition to your theoretical and policy-based studies, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience. For example, you will be encouraged to undertake an internship or conduct fieldwork with governmental or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The Department of Languages and Cultures offers expertise in language and migration studies, translation and cultural change, post-colonial studies, and language teaching.

Our researchers and teachers have an international reputation in their areas of expertise. 100% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Modern Languages and Linguistics).

Your studies will be enhanced by diverse learning methods, including:

Choose from a range of language modules delivered by our Institute-Wide Language Programme (IWLP). Options may include:

We can help you secure work placements with governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the UK and overseas. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake research and activities to support refugees, or work with institutions assisting migrants and refugees.

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2 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025
  • September 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time