MA in Refugee Protection

The Refugee Law Initiative launched its MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies in 2014. Our MA is the first ever postgraduate course on refugees to be offered by distance learning.

The programme has quickly become one of the largest programmes on forced migration in the world and is designed for those who wish to develop their careers in a range of professional contexts in the refugee, human rights or humanitarian fields. This includes those currently working for, or wishing to work for, international agencies such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Red Cross movement, as well as governmental bodies and nongovernmental organisations. For more information and how to apply, please click on the link on the left. 

Doctoral studies

The School of Advanced Study (where the Refugee Law Initiative is based) is the UK's national research hub in the humanities and offers a world-class research environment to our research students. The Refugee Law Initiative offers doctoral supervision both on-campus and via distance-learning in the fields of refugee law and policy, internal displacement and forced migration studies

Online short courses

The RLI delivers a series of freely-accessible online short courses: Refugees in the 21st Century, Internal Displacement, Conflict and Protection and Humanitarian Accountability and Protection in Displacement Contexts. These short courses are designed to provide academically challenging training in a research-active environment to refugee and human rights practitioners in London; post-graduate education and research training in the field of refugee law, to the highest academic standards; and, facilitate collaboration among refugee law scholars and practitioners.