The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and ethnic relations; the effects of globalisation and human mobility on societies, groups and individuals; the social and political adaptation and integration of ethnic minorities in different societies; issues of inclusion and exclusion of immigrants; majority-minority relations; philosophical and ethical perspectives on life in diverse and complex societies.
What makes International Migration and Ethnic Relations unique?
This master's programme teaches you how to conduct in-depth analysis, evaluate policies and criticise and critique migration-related policies.You should expect research-based training and an interdisciplinary outlook that links social sciences with humanities.
Study methods include lectures and discussions, group projects, study visits, thesis work and self-study of literature.
Understanding the complexities of international migration and ethnic relations is essential to ensure reflective decision-making in a variety of fields, for example, international organisations, academia, national and local governments, NGOs, and the media. Students who have completed the programme are also eligible to apply for PhD studies.
- Degree of Bachelor in Social Sciences or Humanities
- General eligibility + the equivalent of English course B from Swedish secondary school.
- International Migration, Inclusion and Exclusion, 15 credits
The course gives an introduction to advanced IMER studies and current themes in IMER research.
- Identity and Ethnicity in a Global Community, 15 credits
During the course, we will discuss and problematize the work of classical theorists relevant to the multidisciplinary field of IMER research.
- Theory of Science and Research Methodology, 15 credits
During the course, we will discuss the theory of science and research methods relevant to the multidisciplinary field of advanced IMER studies.
- Migration and Citizenship, 15 credits.
- Elective courses, 30 credits
During this semester, the student chooses advanced level courses (covering a total of 30 credits) offered by IMER or does a period of exchange studies. Such exchange studies must be approved by the programme coordinator.
- IMER Master Thesis, 30 credits
The two-year master’s programme is concluded with a 30-credit thesis, covering one full semester.
- International Migration, Inclusion, and Exclusion, 15 credits (IM634L)
- Identity and Ethnicity in a Global Community, 15 credits (IM635L)
- Theory of Science and Research Methodology, 15 credits (IM626L)
- Migration and Citizenship, 15 credits (IM633L)
- International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Master Thesis, 30 credits (IM622L)