Migration and diversity are key factors in one of the most fundamental transformations of society today. This transformation does not involve just migrants: it involves society at large. The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Master specialisation Governance of Migration and Diversity focuses on theories and research about the drivers of migration and the integration of immigrants in receiving countries.
The Governance of Migration and Diversity master programme is part of the LDE (Leiden - Delft - Erasmus) GMD collaboration and consists of four tracks:
· GMD Sociology track, Erasmus University Rotterdam
· GMD Public Administration track, Erasmus University Rotterdam
· GMD History track, Leiden University
· GMD Development studies Erasmus University Rotterdam (International Institute of Social Studies)
Besides following courses in Rotterdam, Leiden, Delft and The Hague, GMD students visit each year a number of sites and are offered an excursion to Brussels. This year, we visited the European Parliament and European Commission, the Imam Malik Islamic Centre in Leiden, the National Centre of Expertise on Honour-Based Violence in the Netherlands, and the Special Envoy for Migration in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. During the site visits, students get the opportunity to engage with scholars and practitioners, and to learn about the applications of the knowledge acquired throughout the GMD Master programme in the practice of governance.
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"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study and learn at the finest institutions."
Everyone who is interested in the complexity and functionality of modern societies, and is intrigued by what diversity and migration bring to the table should choose this master. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study and learn at the finest institutions, under the supervision of the leaders in the fields in the Netherlands and beyond with great colleagues, professors and staff around this master. If had a chance to apply again, I would do it in a heartbeat.
"I learned a lot about approaching a problem from multiple angles and gained insight in the issues regarding governance."
I’m Tara Knegt and I completed the GMD Master in 2018. I chose to enrol in the Sociology track for the GMD master, since I’m very interested in sociological issues. My Bachelor in Sociology at the University of Utrecht and a minor in Public Administration and Educational Sciences helped to feel comfortable with the interdisciplinary nature of the GMD master. My choice to study migration and diversity derives out of my interest in questions of inequality and how social networks shape our lives. Especially by travelling to the different universities, I was able to study migration and diversity from different perspectives. I learned a lot about approaching a problem from multiple angles and gained insight in the issues regarding governance.
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