UCC Postgraduate courses

Migration - Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Migration - Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies

  • Code

    CKE72 Full-time

  • College

    Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

  • Duration

    1 year Full-time

  • Teaching Mode

    Full-time

  • Qualifications

    MA

  • EU Fees 2018

    €6,000
    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Non-EU Fees 2018

    €13,000

  • Entry Requirements

    Candidates will need a 2H1 honours primary degree are eligible for this course, e.g. applied social studies, applied psychology, history, geography, law, politics, sociology, anthropology. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    To be confirmed

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    To be confirmed

  • Start Date

    To be confirmed

Course Outline

The MA in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies is currently being re-structured.

Please contact the Department of Geography directly for more detailed information on the postgraduate options in the discipline for 2018/2019

Dr. Liam Coakley
Email: l.coakley@ucc.ie

The MA in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies (MA in CMDS) is an exciting, interdisciplinary course addressing all aspects of migration, integration and diaspora studies in Ireland. The course will:

  • give you a thorough knowledge of the major theoretical and empirical issues in migration and diaspora studies today
  • explain the significance of migration and diaspora debates for Irish and European society, with reference to policy and legal perspectives, geographical and social science debates, diaspora and Irish identity, new communities, and a range of issues related to rights, identities, citizenship status and welfare
  • equip you with a range of specific skills-based social science research methodologies

Give you the opportunity to show these skills in a written dissertation using a range of theoretical, empirical, policy and action research perspectives.

Modules:

GG6401 Introduction to Migration and Diaspora Studies

Topics include:

  • Key facts, statistics and trends in migration at an Irish, European and global level
  • Theories and models of migration studies from different disciplinary perspectives
  • Gender and migration
  • Immigration regimes and how governments manage migration and emerging EU debates
  • The integration debate: how does immigration change society?
  • Policy responses to migration: from assimilation to multiculturalism, dealing with racism and xenophobia
  • Diasporic and transnational perspectives

GG6402 Methods in Migration and Diaspora Studies

This module will introduce you to some of the key principles, methodologies, sources and techniques of social research, with a particular focus on migration and diaspora studies. You will have the opportunity to explore these methods and develop your own research skills. By the end of the module, you will be able to design and conduct a social research project, and have started to planning your dissertation.

GG6403 Case Studies and Current Issues in migration and Diaspora Studies

This module brings a range of expert guest speakers to UCC so that you can engage with issues relevant to the practice of migration and diaspora studies at first hand. A number of optional modules are also offered.

Further details of the programme content and modules are in the Postgraduate College Calendar

Non-EU Applications

Applicants who are interested in applying for the programme can also apply online at PAC.

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students.

 

**All Applicants please note: modules listed in the course outline above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course, but these are subject to change from year to year. Please check the college calendar for the full academic content of any given course for the current year. 

In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools and departments. 

Course Practicalities

The MA in CMDS is delivered by experienced academic staff within a student-centred environment. Most classes are two hours long and take the form of a seminar discussion rather than lectures. Required reading material is circulated before seminars and students are expected to participate fully in each session. This approach means you benefit from significant peer-to-peer learning as well the seminar presentation itself.

Student work is marked via a mixture of continuous assessment (e.g. student essays and presentations), end-of-year examinations and a research dissertation.

Profiles of the lecturers can be found on UCC's Research Profile webpages

Geography
Dr Piaras Mac Einri
Dr Liam Coakley
Dr Allen White

Applied Social Studies
Professor Alastair Christie
Dr Catriona NiLaoire
Dr Jacqui O’Riordan

Applied Psychology
Dr Angela Veale

History
Dr Andy Bielenberg

Sociology
Afric O’Grada
Dr Kathy Glavanis
Dr Linda Connolly

French
Dr Pat Crowley

Study of Religions
Dr Yafa Shanniek
Dr Oliver Scharbrodt

Why Choose This Course

  • This is the only MA level course on migration studies currently offered by a university in Ireland
  • The course has developed an international reputation for excellence in the field of migration studies

Placement or Study Abroad Information

You can opt for our ‘Work Placement’ option to get first-hand experience of work with a number of non-governmental organisations active in the Irish migration/integration/community development sector. Each work placement varies, but students typically spend time ‘shadowing’ a mentor as part of their overall experience.

Skills and Careers Information

An MA in CMDS gives you a comprehensive understanding of debates relating to migration in Irish and European society today.

You will become skilled in social science research methodologies. You will use these skills to write a dissertation using a range of theoretical, empirical, policy and action research approaches. These skills are increasingly recognised as important in many associated careers.

Requirements

Candidates will need a 2H1 honours primary degree are eligible for this course, e.g. applied social studies, applied psychology, history, geography, law, politics, sociology, anthropology.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

View the grades comparison table

Non-EU Candidates

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. To verify if you meet the minimum academic requirements for this programme please visit our qualification comparison pages.

For more detailed entry requirement information please refer to the International website .

Fees and Costs

The fee for this course is €6,000.

Part-time students:

If your course is offered full time and part time, the fee for part time courses is half the full time fee.

Deposits:

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment:

Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.

How can I pay?

By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

Questions?

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie .

The Non-EU fee for this course is €13,000.

Non-EU Fees

The 2017/2018 Postgraduate Fees Schedule is available here

How Do I Apply

1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested for your course.

Please log into PAC for more details.

4. Application processing timeline

Our online application system PAC opens for applications in early November of each year.

Questions on how to apply?

EU students contact graduatestudies@ucc.ie

International students contact internationaloffice@ucc.ie

Additional Requirements (All Applicants)

Please note you will be required to answer specific additional/supplementary questions as part of the online applications process for this programme. A copy of these additional/supplementary questions are available to view here: CKE72AdditionalQuestions

Irish/EU Closing Date Rounds

Irish/EU places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here

The closing date for non-EU applications is To be confirmed

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