More specifically, the programme seeks to explore the critical elements of international migration and the incorporation of immigrants in the society of destination.This Master is unique to Europe and unique in the countries and the institutions (both EU and third-country) which participate in the Consortium, a unique opportunity to bring together those who have an interest in creating a shared outlook for Europe in terms of migration studies. All the 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.
This Master mobilizes key experts from the International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion Network of Excellence (IMISCOE, http://www.imiscoe.org/), which is a multi-disciplinary research programme comprised of more than 500 researchers from 23 established EU research institutes. Besides, six of the Consotium universities are members of HumanitarianNet (http://www.humanitariannet.deusto.es/), which has a special Thematic Subgroup on Migrations. MISOCO is a two-year course, where in Year 1 all the students study together, first – at the University of Amsterdam (1st semester) and then at the University of Deusto (2nd semester). In Year 2 students choose – out of the other universities of the Consortium – a Specializing Institution, where they spend 3rd semester deepening their knowledge and expertise of a particular area and 4th semester working on their dissertation. The language of instruction is English. Upon successfully completing the course students receive a Joint /Double Degree issued by those Universities of the Consortium where the candidate has carried out his/her studies and automatically recognized by all universities in the Consortium.