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.
The International Migration and Ethnic Relations programme offers both 60 and 120 credits. Applicants can either choose the one-year or two-year programme.
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.
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.
About the School
Malmö University strives to be part of society at every level. Whether that is regionally, nationally or globally, its focus is making the world a better and fairer place.