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.
What career will I be prepared for?
Understanding the complexities of international migration and ethnic relations is essential to ensure reflective decision-making in a variety of fields, for example, international organizations, academia, national and local governments, NGOs, and the media. Students who have completed the programme are also eligible to apply for Ph.D. 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.
- IMER Master (one-year) Thesis, 15 credits
The one-year master’s programme is concluded with a 15-credit thesis.
- 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)
- IMER Master (one year) thesis, 15 credits (IM627L)
On completion of the programme the student shall:
- display knowledge of a wide range of issues within the field of IMER and specialized knowledge and understanding of the causes and consequences of international migration as well as of dynamics in ethnic relations;
- display knowledge of theories and methods of science in humanities and social sciences, with particular emphasis on issues related to IMER research;
- show an ability to independently develop arguments, within agreed timeframes, on the basis of diverse scientific perspectives to identify issues and their complexity in line with strict scientific research procedures;
- show an ability to independently and as part of a group, present this analysis and other findings in a logical and coherent manner, orally and in writing;
- show an ability to evaluate questions within the field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations from a multidisciplinary perspective.