Joint programme International Migration and Social Cohesion (Erasmus Mundus)

120 ECTS, 24 months
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Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master

The Joint European Master in International Migration and Social Cohesion (MISOCO) is a two-year international Master's with the support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union which offers students the unique opportunity to study international migration in three European countries. The students are selected on the basis of their qualifications. The programme also offers Erasmus Mundus Student and Scholar Scholarships.

The programme seeks to explore the critical elements of international migration and the incorporation of immigrants in the society of destination. Its aim is to educate students in advanced theories, techniques, and methodologies in the field of Migration Studies, so they will be able to translate perceived societal problems into relevant social scientific research questions and contribute to the solution of such problems by combining insights from fundamental social theory joined with substantive theories.

This Master is unique to Europe. It provides an opportunity by bringing together those who have an interest in creating a shared outlook for Europe in terms of migration studies. All partner universities not only teach but actively research various migration-related issues, thus being able to offer students state-of-the art knowledge in respective specialization areas.

Programme partners

The Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master’s in International Migration and Social Cohesion is offered by the UvA's Graduate School of Social Sciences, in collaboration with the University of Deusto in Bilbao (Spain), University College Dublin (Ireland), the University of Latvia in Riga (Latvia) and the University of Osnabrück (Germany).

Students will study in three European countries. The first year is undertaken at two core institutes: the University of Amsterdam (1st semester) and the University of Deusto (2nd semester), both offering consolidated expertise in theoretical and methodological approaches to migration studies. 

The second year is used for specialisation at one of the other European institutes. The University College Dublin, University of Latvia or University of Osnabrück will provide students with focused teaching and research in their specialised areas under the supervision of leading experts. Additional opportunities for an exchange with Moldava State University (Moldova), York University (Canada) or University Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (Peru) are available as well.

Career prospects

The Master’s programme in International Migration and Social Cohesion prepares students for doctoral study, further academic research and jobs in a variety of sectors, including advisory organisations, government institutions, NGOs and journalism.

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Graduate School of Social Sciences