This master programme is geared towards students looking to study migration phenomena. In a time where humans move on a global scale and where an migration is increasingly mentioned in the political discourse, the need to develop a pluridisciplinary approach of this topic was never stronger.

The programme, organised by the ULg and the Universitad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, offers a pluridisciplinary approach taking into account the political, sociological, legal and economic aspects of migration. The various subjects involved are taught by recognised experts and professionals. Graduates can work, among other things, as experts on migration (for NGOs, foundations, non-profits…), project managers for international organisations, researchers or diplomats.

Students can either follow the courses for this focus at the ULg only, or within a joint degree programme with the Pompeu Fabra university (UPF) in Barcelona.

In the latter case, they are eligible for student mobility after they have completed at least 45 credits in the master programme.

Students spend one year at the ULg and one year in Barcelona, with most classesgiven in English (students must therefore have reached at least the B2 level in English when enrolling).  In addition to the advantages of a pluridisciplinary approach, this geographical mobility will allow students to observe the dynamics of migration and cultural diversity in two different urban environments.

Graduates of this master will be given either a ULg degree if they have followed the entire programme in Liège, or a joint degree awarded by both the ULg and the UPF. Applications to this programme will be reviewed on a per-case basis.

Career opportunities in international institutions, NGOs, development agencies, …

  • Migration experts in NGOs, foundations, development banks and agencies, and other not-for-profit organisations;
  • Junior professional officers for international institutions such as the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or the International Labor Office (ILO);
  • Migration and diversity managers for government, development agencies and local authorities;
  • Researchers for academic institutions, think-tanks and NGOs;
  • Specialised journalists and diplomats.

For further information on applications, coursework and fees, see the Faculty of Social Sciences’ Website