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The management of borders and of people seeking to cross borders are some of the most prominent and controversial topics in current public discourse. Professionals working across all related sectors need to understand the complex and rapidly evolving systems, policies and politics that impact border management.

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Program description

The Micro-certificate in Modern Border Management: (Im)migration and Mobility examines the politics and policies of cross border regions and transboundary people, the complex global migration system and key and innovative aspects of border law. The program engages with scholars, industry experts, and civil society practitioners on contemporary challenges associated with cross border management. 

Program features

  • Flexible learning format: you can choose to attend the courses online from anywhere in the world or in person on campus at the University of Victoria
  • Learning from leading academics, industry professionals, and civil society organizations
  • Facilitated discussions and practically oriented sessions

Program outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Describe the complex global migration system and the challenges to this system
  • Evaluate the challenges and opportunities in managing cross-border regions
  • Assess how borders are used in legal and political spaces

Program partner

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Borders in Globalization

Who is this program for?

The program will appeal to professionals working across all sectors associated with cross-border management and international migrations, and to students and academics interested in border studies, international migration, and public policy. Interested community members are also welcome in the program.

Courses and fees

In order to receive the micro-certificate you must successfully complete all three courses. The courses can be completed in any order.

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Estimated fees

Description Fee
Cross Border Management in Comparative Perspective $1,000.00
Managing Borders and Bodies in the 21st Century $1,000.00
One elective $600.00
Estimated Total $2,600.00*
Fees listed in this section are an estimate. Total program fees may vary depending on delivery format, course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

Program sponsors

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
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AEBR logo
CBSA logo
MOT logo
PNWER logo
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Application information

Admission requirements

The program content is equivalent to advanced undergraduate level work. We recommend that learners who participate in the program or who take individual courses have either:

  • successfully completed at least two years of post-secondary study or, 
  • have professional experience working in a related sector

How to apply

There is no application necessary for this program. If you successfully complete all three courses, we will issue a micro-certificate.