MA in Migration Studies at Tel-Aviv University

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M.A. in Migration Studies at Tel-Aviv University for International Students 


Students that want to delve into current international issues can study in the international M.A. in migration studies at Tel-Aviv University and open a fascinating discussion on migration today. This program, which is taught in English, is best suitable for students with professional and academic educational and activist background that want to make a difference in policy worldwide.



Study program 

This international master's track is suitable for students interested in pursuing roles in humanitarian organizations that tackle migration issues worldwide. This multidisciplinary program allows students to study contemporary global issues in migration and policy debates. They study theories, analytical models and practical tools in topics such as immigration policy, refugees, humanitarian aid, economic and social integration, and more.


In addition, the program includes a specialization in global migration and policy, through professional workshops that allow hands-on experience in this field.



Structure and duration



The program spans one year and comprises three semesters. The first semester comprises mainly mandatory courses, the second and third semesters include electives and applied research projects.


Those interested in furthering their studies to PhD degrees can learn in a thesis track.


In addition, the program includes a semester abroad (exchange program) in one of several universities affiliated with Tel Aviv University.



- Theories of migration.
- Migration and civil society.
- Attitudes toward immigrants.
- Migration, language, and identity.
- Ethical and legal perspectives on refugees.
- Comparative migration and citizenship regimes.
- And more.



Admission requirements



- An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 and above.
- Undergraduates in all subjects of social sciences and humanities require no prerequisite studies.
- Diploma and official transcripts.
- English proficiency exams – for candidates from non-English speaking countries.
- One letter of recommendation.
- A personal essay (400 – 600 words) detailing the reasons for pursuing this degree and its connection to the candidate’s previous academic and professional experience.
- Personal resume (CV).

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Graduates are awarded an M.A. in Migration Studies from Tel Aviv University.
Career opportunities
The international program prepares its student for a wide variety of career paths in diplomacy, government offices, non-governmental organizations, the media and social entrepreneurship. Graduates of the thesis track can also continue to doctoral studies. 

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