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Advanced Migration Studies

Master (2 years) of Arts in Advanced Migration Studies, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus South Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5045 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master’s degree in Advanced Migration Studies is an ambitious, interdisciplinary two-year degree programme offered in English that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by international migration. 

What are the causes, patterns and effects of international migration? What has been the fate of refugees seeking to escape conflicts and how will current affairs affect human mobility in the future?

Using methodology and theoretic knowledge, you learn to analyse modern migration and its possibilities and challenges, for example in connection with integration. 

The programme combines humanities and social science approaches to migration, including ethnology, anthropology, sociology, sociology of religion, history, philosophy, political science, sociolinguistics, education, and literary and media studies.

Career Opportunities  

The Master's programme in Advanced Migration Studies qualifies for a career in:
  • political institutions concerned with immigration and integration policies (e.g. at the national level and in local government)
  • private companies facing the challenges of diversity management and recruitment of international talent
  • unions and organisations concerned with migrants in the labour market and various aspects of immigration and integration
  • NGOs making policy recommendations and assisting public institutions to cater for migrants
  • private companies providing analyses of issues related to migration to national and local governmentcultural institutions committed to representing the history, culture and artistic expressions of migrants
  • universities and other research institutions

Admission Requirements  

To be admitted to the MA in Advanced Migration Studies a Bachelor's degree within the humanities or the social sciences from a research-based university is required.

Admission to the programme is competitive and limited to 50 students. All applicants, provided they hold a degree from within the humanities or social sciences, will be subject to an overall individual assessment and admission will be granted in accordance with the selection criteria published on the programme's website.

Read more about the admission requirements

Applicants are also required to fulfill the English language requirement.
Read about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

How to Apply

Apply directly at the University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities: How to apply


Non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition for the entire 2-year programme.

Students nominated through an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For further Information

Information from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science is found at →

Information about the Danish Assessment of Foreign Qualifications is found in the Guide to diploma recognition

Information about the Danish higher education system is found 
at → The Danish Higher Education System 

South Campus


The South campus is located just south of the city centre and has a vibrant student community. The campus is home to the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Theology.

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