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18.01.19

New Master’s degree program “Flight, Migration, Society” at the KU

The KU will be offering a new Master’s degree program in “Flight, Migration, Society”. The program starting this winter semester is the first interdisciplinary university program in southern Germany covering this range of topics. By combining research, scientific specialization and practical content in its study offer, the KU Center for Flight and Migration comprehensively prepares students for their careers in the diverse and complex professional field of migration and integration. The Master’s degree program is aimed at graduates of programs with a focus on social or cultural sciences and humanities, but also at professionals with prior work experience who want to acquire specific further qualification.


The degree program curriculum focuses on areas involving specific political and social challenges as well as on current insights into flight and migration studies: Students will learn about historical and social conditions in the area of flight and migration and acquire knowledge on roles and relationships between different players, the interdependence of regional and global structures as well as on economic and sociocultural processes. The course of study also addresses legal aspects and topic areas such as education and family, mental health and social issues and media and the public.

The standard length of the full-time program is four semesters. It is also possible to complete the degree program in part time. In this case, the study time is extended accordingly. Students can also integrate international study visits or internship stays abroad into their studies. Graduates have excellent career prospects in public authorities and municipalities, chambers, church and welfare organizations, companies, media, foundations, NGOs, education institutions and in research.

The Master’s program “Flight, Migration, Society” offers 25 study places per year and starts in the winter semester. The study places are allocated in an aptitude process. Prospective students can apply for the admission procedure until July 15.

More information on the degree program is available at www.ku.de/fmg.

 

About the Center for Flight and Migration at the KU:

The Center for Flight and Migration at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt teaches students job-related and intercultural skills, supports refugees by offering them educational opportunities, provides lecturers with a platform, and promotes dialog between research, teaching, and practice. Its work is divided into the three areas of research; education and coaching; and dialog and transfer. The Center receives financial support from the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.