Nina Sendecka studied Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism
"I come from Slovakia and I chose to study the Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism Master's Programme mostly because of its specific focus on migration. To my great satisfaction, however, this Master's is well-rounded as we are studying migration from different academic disciplines and points of view, making it a very comprehensive Master's. As such, I find the courses challenging; like most of the students, I am studying subjects that I have not looked at in-depth before.
Apart from the theoretical knowledge we are gaining, this Master's programme offers us practical skills. This will facilitate our future job-seeking. The course offers opportunities for wide application of our knowledge gained throughout this study. We are taught in small-sized classes by motivated professors who are experts in their fields. I would recommend this Master's to anyone for whom migration is of great interest, yet is open-minded to study migration issues from a multidisciplinary point of view."
Thomas de Vroome studied Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism
"I have very much enjoyed the two years of the this Master's programme. It was quite stimulating to be part of a relatively small group of highly motivated students. The programme is well structured, with a good mixture of interesting theoretical courses on numerous aspects of migration and multicultural society and training in research skills. I consider it a privilege to have been taught by excellent researchers in the field.
Writing the Master’s thesis in the form of a journal article has proved to be an enlightening and very pleasant experience. All in all, the programme has significantly contributed to my confidence and enthusiasm in conducting social scientific research."
Anouk Smeekes studied Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism
"The Master's programme on Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism offers an interactive, international and multidisciplinary learning environment, which encourages me to actively exchange ideas with fellow students and teachers from various cultural and academic backgrounds. This challenging and stimulating atmosphere always motivates me to work hard, and also made me develop a growing interest in different approaches with respect to migration and ethnic studies.
The programme approaches migration and ethnic relations from an interdisciplinary perspective. In this way I personally feel that I am becoming a real expert in the field. Cultural diversity is an important topic of many present debates and tensions in various countries. As such, I feel that the programme provides students with a good background to improve the understanding of these current debates and the possible policy solutions to them.
Next to the fact that this programme offers an interesting content and environment, it also trains you to become a quantitative researcher. To me, this is a very valuable aspect of the programme, since you acquire the skills and knowledge you need to be able to conduct your own quantitative research, but also to criticise and evaluate the work of others. The combination of theoretical knowledge and research skills prepares you well for a job in the academic world. Taken together, I feel that the programme offers an inspiring and challenging environment for all those who are interested in doing research into cultural diversity."