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.

Entry requirements

  1. Degree of Bachelor in Social Sciences or Humanities
  2. General eligibility + the equivalent of English course B from Swedish secondary school.

Organisation

Semester 1:

  • 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.

Semester 2:

  • 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.

Courses

  • 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)

Learning outcomes

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.
Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated October 17, 2019
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Sep 2020
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