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Migration and Citizenship (Diploma)

University of the Fraser Valley
5 semesters
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
On campus
Abbotsford
English
Applications accepted on a continuous basis
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Program description

Migration and Citizenship (Diploma)

The graduate program in Migration and Citizenship provides students the opportunity to utilize multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to investigate human movement, resettlement, and belonging in their contemporary and historical contexts, both globally and with a particular focus on the Canadian experience.

The program offers a certificate, a diploma, and eventually a master’s degree which are jointly designed to provide students maximum flexibility in pursuing these credentials at different points in their careers and with different career or future education goals in mind. All three options share the same core courses and draw from the same selection of additional courses. Students can incrementally ladder from one credential to another, or apply for direct entry.

Students can earn the graduate certificate upon completion of 12 credits of course work. Students in the graduate diploma will complete an additional course, a practicum in which they will develop and practice professional skills, and a reflexive capstone. Throughout each credential, the program will emphasize professionalism, ethics, and reflexive praxis.

The graduate diploma can be completed in 20 months (five semesters) on a full-time basis and two to three years (six to nine semesters) on a part-time basis.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a humanities, social science, or related discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake advanced work in the area of interest, as evidenced by references from three qualified referees (at least two of which should be academic) and a statement of interest.

Students are advised that an additional language is a considerable asset to employment in the field.

Note: Applicants whose native language is not English must also satisfy the English language proficiency requirement.


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Program content

Core courses

  • Contexts and Patterns of Migration
  • Refugees, Migrants, and the Global Political Economy
  • Professional Practice Seminar

Elective courses

  • Racial, Ethnic, and Intercultural Relations
  • Families, Gender, and Migration
  • Human Security, Rights, Citizenship, and the State
  • Identity, Belonging, and Settlement

Additionally, Migration and Citizenship graduate program students may in special circumstances count towards elective credit one course from specially adapted fourth-year courses and/or graduate courses in other programs. These courses may include:

  • Canada and Migration
  • India, the Punjab and Diaspora: A Study of Migration and Community Formation in Canada
  • Latin America: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
  • Policy Analysis and Social Justice
  • Critical Perspectives on Social Justice and Anti-Oppressive Social Work

Tuition fees

For information about tuition fees, please visit the program webpage. 

Qualification

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Migration and Citizenship program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a depth and breadth of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary knowledges pertaining to significant contemporary theories and debates in migration, settlement, and citizenship studies.
  • Critically examine and assess a range of social, economic, political, cultural, historic, geographic, literary, policy, service, community, and human rights issues and cases in migration and citizenship.
  • Demonstrate a strong theoretical foundation for the critical evaluation and applied understanding of local, regional, national, international, and transnational realities of migration and citizenship.
  • Formulate and communicate critical perspectives on the theories, issues, debates, and realities of migration and citizenship through courses, readings, discussions, assignments, and, where relevant, practice.
  • Compare and critically assess migration and citizenship in Canada with other countries, through an internationalized and indigenized curriculum.
  • Assess and develop a position on significant public policy questions, taking into account scholarly, governmental, and community perspectives.
  • Have the ability to envision, initiate, and lead collaborative endeavors in developing, assessing, and implementing migration, settlement, and citizenship programs and policy.
  • Demonstrate academic, professional, intercultural, and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Practice sound and responsible ethics and employ processes of self-inquiry and reflexivity.
  • Utilize a comprehensive academic foundation for a variety of regional and global careers in community, educational, and non-governmental organizations, government, and private sector positions, as well as for further academic pursuits.

In addition, graduates of the diploma will:

  • Integrate and apply program learning and skills acquisition in a practicum/internship/service learning experience.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have advanced preparation for a broad range of positions in the fields of migration, settlement, and citizenship. They will be prepared for - or able to further advance in - careers in community, educational, and non-governmental organizations such as local settlement agencies, as well as government, civil society, and private sector positions.

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University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 15,000 students, 1,900 of which are international students. UFV offers 16 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs in areas...


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University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road
V2S 7M8 Abbotsford British Columbia
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