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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Report launched at the House of Commons

New research launched at the House of Commons, shows a declining number of Irish people across England.

The report details the relative decline in numbers of Irish migrants coming to England since the 1990s due to the strength of the Irish economy and increased employment opportunities at home. However emigration from Ireland has started to increase since the recession and the collapse of the so-called ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy. This has helped replenish an ageing population of people who identify as Irish in Britain.

PhD Studentship

As part of Middlesex University’s ongoing investment in research, the School of Law is pleased to offer a fully funded research studentship in Social Policy and Education (specifically on areas including: Education Policy, Students Engagement, Early School Leaving, Youth Unemployment, NEETs) .

The deadline for receipt of applications is 11.59pm GMT on 19th December 2014. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.

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Call for Papers – Workshop on Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism

Workshop date: 25 February 2015
Place: Middlesex University, London, UK
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2014

This workshop will explore the various ways in which contemporary international migration and transnationalism affect Catholicism both as practices and institutionally.

Abstracts for papers on particular case-studies which illustrate dimensions of the diversity of ways in which migration and transnationalism are making their mark on Catholicism are welcome.

Please send abstracts (200 words + title), together with your name, position, institutional affiliation and discipline to Dominic Pasura and Marta Bivand Erdal by 15 November 2014.

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