New Postgraduate Courses

Two new postgraduate programmes will be run by leading academics in the School of Law:

MA in Migration, Society and Policy

The postgraduate programme MA in Migration, Society and Policy will be hosted by the School of Law at Middlesex University. Based in the School of Law, this programme benefits from the contribution of internationally renowned experts on migration, asylum and ethnic diversity, who operate within prominent European and global networks of researchers and practitioners. Middlesex University has an outstanding reputation in conducting local, national and international research in this area, using interdisciplinary and innovative approaches. Many of our academics work as consultants and advisors for international organisations, community groups and the public and private sector, as well as contributing to the academic debate with cutting-edge publications and regular events.

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MSc in Social Research

The postgraduate programme MSc in Social Research Methods will be hosted by the Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University. Members of the SPRC have national and international profiles as widely published scholars and researchers, many of them leading academics in their respective research fields. Their areas of research expertise encompass migration, religion, ethnicity and citizenship, gender and sexuality, social networks, human security and human rights, welfare changes, access to public services, health and education, inequalities and discrimination. The study programme draws specifically on their extensive interdisciplinary knowledge.

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Migration at Middlesex Seminars: Issues of Integration

The next seminar this term is on Issues of Integration which will be held Tuesday 16th February 2-4pm, room CG82 (College Building).

Integration’ is hotly debated by politicians and the media. But what does integration actually mean.  Three different approaches to this issue will be presented. We hope you will find the topic interesting and the discussion stimulating.

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Two-Day NVivo 10 Workshops

NVivo is one of the most powerful and widely used research packages for the analysis of qualitative data. It allows you to organise, code, search and analyse text documents (e.g. interviews and focus group transcripts, diaries, articles) as well as multimedia. A new feature in NVivo 10 is that you can import and work with content from web pages and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. NVivo 10 also handles more data, it is more efficient and easier to use than previous versions of NVivo.

Whether you are a beginner or looking for more advanced knowledge of the NVivo software, our training courses are designed to meet your needs.

  • The Basic NVivo workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of NVivo, including setting up an NVivo project, importing and coding documents and other project items, and linking ideas in your data.
  • The Advanced NVivo workshop will enable you to explore and query your data; visualize relationships in your data using models, charts and other techniques, and report on your findings.

Next NVivo training is on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th April 2016. Follow the link for more details and booking.

Erasmus+ Exchange Seminar

Thursday 16th of April

Room: CG51

Time: 12.00-13.00


Dr. Beate Collet, Université Paris-Sorbonne


The Challenges of Ethnic Diversity in French Society Today

Migration is an old phenomenon in French society since the 19th century, linked to colonialism on the one side and to workforce immigration on the other. French society today is a multiethnic country; almost 30% of the population has a foreign origin or parents coming from abroad. Whereas French politics still stick to the old republican conception, they slowly open up to study and count migrants as minority groups and immigrant descendants according to their origins. I will first present some figures from the huge survey in France, called ‘Trajectoires et Origines’ (TeO, INED-INSEE, 2008) which shows how ethnic diversity appears concretely (the different groups, distribution in the country, in the job sectors, school results of immigrant descendants etc.). Then I will focus on marital choices and religious belongings and last but not least I would like to discuss with you some items from the current political debate since the terrorist attacks in January 2015.