The Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), launched in 2018 and was established to provide a home for cross-disciplinary dialogue on migration studies. The Centre includes affiliates from departments across the University of Essex, the UK, and the world. It is a focal point for postgraduate researchers and for those studying the MA and MSc in Migration Studies here at Essex. We also serve as a link between the University and our local and regional community through our involvement with local NGOs and policymakers serving immigrant, refugee and ethnic minority communities.
Through the Department of Sociology at Essex University, the Centre for Migration Studies contributes to the study of migration with an interdisciplinary focus. The MA and MSC in Migration Studies hosted in the Department of Sociology and the MA Refugee Care hosted in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies are specialised courses in the field.
Across the University our members from Sociology, the Institute of Social and Economic Reform (ISER), the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees (CTAR), Government, Language and Linguistics, History, Philosophy and Art History, the Human Rights Centre and Health and Social Care deliver their expertise through specialised modules: