Master International Migration and Social Cohesion

York University

Master in International Migration and Social Cohesion

About York University

York University (Toronto, Canada) was founded in March 1959, and is now Canada's third-largest university and its leading interdisciplinary research and teaching institution. Two campuses located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Canada's largest metropolis.
The university has 54,000 students, including 6,000 graduate students pursuing different degree options in 10 faculties. With more than 290 student clubs and organizations, the intellectual, cultural and social life at York is one of the richest in Canada.
Among the finest anywhere, York's Faculties introduce students to a broad perspective of the world that results in original thought and theory. The University’s flexible interdisciplinary approach provides students with an amazing variety of academic opportunities where learning and debate are not only valued; they are encouraged. Plus, to complement interdisciplinary thinking, students can combine majors in completely different fields.
York University’s 28 interdisciplinary and collaborative research centres deliver real-world solutions to real-world challenges. Strengths in vision and space sciences, history and refugee studies, health, the environment, climate change, sustainability and digital media.
Located in 5 buildings, York libraries employ 48 professional librarians, have more than 2.6 million printed volumes, 266,000 e-books and more than 40,000 full text e-journals, 500 computer workstations and 2,900 study seats. York libraries are visited by over 3 million people annually.

Graduate Program in Development Studies

The MISOCO programme at York univeristy is hosted within the master's programme in Development Studies.
This is a unique programme composed of a set of interdisciplinary core courses that have been specifically designed to provide students with a full range of conceptual and methodological tools to engage the current problematique of development as it confronts us in our globalizing world. The programme requires students to confront this reality not only through the literature, but also directly though a field work component. The course work and field work together combine to provide students the basis for an opportunity for sustained reflection (in the form of a major research paper or a thesis) on a particular aspect of the larger development problematique.
The programme provides an exciting new opportunity for students to become part of a growing field of graduate-level international development studies available at York University that follows York's commitment to the values of social justice, equality, democracy and sustainability. It integrates critical theoretical exploration and practice, and incorporates contemporary discourses on development to better reflect the new realities of globalization and recent developments in the field. The MA in Development Studies is designed for persons who are either currently working or wishing to work in the field (e.g. for multilateral organizations, government agencies, development NGOs or local community organizations) and will serve as an excellent foundation for those intending to complete a specialized doctoral programme in development studies.

Programme Director

Dr. Fahim Quadir is Associate Professor of the Department of Social Science and Director of the Graduate Program in Development Studies at York University in Toronto. He taught Political Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, Global Studies at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He also has participated in several large-scale development and research projects both in Canada and Bangladesh.

His current research interests include aid effectiveness, civil society, commercialization of the voluntary sector, democratization, governance, emerging donors, Managing Development for Results (MfDR), human development, human security, micro-finance, NGOs, and regionalism.

He has received several awards, fellowships, and grants, including a SSHRC standard research grant, Fulbright Scholarship, Ford Foundation Research grant, Canada in the World grant (IDRC), SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship, and Killam doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships.

Published by  MISOCO

30 August 2012