Master of Arts in Migration and Displacement

Applications are now invited

Who We Are

Based in the School of Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, the African Centre for Migration & Society is an interdisciplinary, internationally engaged and Africa-based centre that shapes global discourse on human mobility and social transformation. The Centre’s research informs academic debates, policy discussions, government and international organisations’ practices, and civil society organisations’ advocacy. Our academics are widely published and engaged in a range of innovative partnerships for knowledge transfer and sharing. Our graduates are sought after by government, private companies, civil society, international organisations and academia.

What We Offer

Our MA in Migration & Displacement encompasses public health, political science, sociology, urban planning, development studies and other disciplines. With migration being an important and hotly-debated topic world-wide, the study of migration has wide-ranging academic and practical applications. Graduate students are equipped with a comprehensive conceptual framework and the practical skills necessary to understand, analyse and advise on the drivers, impacts and management of migration within academia, government and the NGO world. ACMS enrols a maximum of 20 students each year. The students are drawn from various academic backgrounds and are selected from South Africa and around the world. Students are encouraged to take part in the Centre’s research and outreach activities and have presented their work in conferences, meetings and academic forums. Limited tuition scholarships are granted each year and students can inquire with the Centre about research assistant positions and academic fellowships.

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Application Deadline:
31 August 2014 (international applicants)
30 September 2014 (SA applicants)

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