International Migration, Inclusion, and Exclusion


Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities + the equivalent of English course B.

This course is offered as part of program:


Syllabus for students autumn 2018, autumn 2017, autumn 2016, autumn 2015, autumn 2014

Course Code:
IM634L revision 1.2
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Date of ratification:
10 June 2015
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2015
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
19 May 2014

Entry requirements

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities + the equivalent of English course B.


The course presents current research in the field of international migration, covering its most important themes such as causes and consequences of migration. Spanning from theories of international migration to theories of inclusion and exclusion, the students will study current research together with experts in the field.

Learning outcomes

After finishing the course, the student shall:
• display knowledge of a wide range of issues within the field of migration, and demonstrate specialized knowledge and understanding of the causes and consequences of international migration,
• demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the root causes and consequences of migration in the form of refugeehood and issues relating to inclusion and exclusion;
• display an ability to evaluate and elaborate on questions within the field of migration from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Learning activities

The course is based on active participation of the students. A variety of methods, including interactive lectures/discussions, assigned readings, and group projects will be utilized for the purpose of achieving the course objectives.


The assessment of the students’ knowledge will be based on individually performed written assignments and presentations of group projects. In group presentations, the individual student’s contribution must be distinguishable.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

• Brettell, C. & Hollifield, J. (2015) (eds.) Migration Theory: Talking across disciplines, Third Edition. London: Routledge.
• Moses, J. (2006) International Migration: Globalization’s last frontier. London: Zed Books.
• Oishi, N. (2005). Women in Motion. Globalization, State Policies, and Labor Migration in Asia. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
• Rath, J. & Martiniello, M. (2010) (eds.) Selected studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation. Amsterdam University press: Imiscoe textbooks. Chapters 14 & 25
• Samers, M. & Collyer, M. (2017) Migration. Second edition. London: Routledge.
• Further articles will be introduced during the course.

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course. A summary of the results will be made available. The students are also given a possibility to offer feedback through the course council.


The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Department of Global Political Studies.

Further information

GPSstudent - Malmö universitet,
Christina Johansson, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657115


02 September 2019 - 10 November 2019 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 19000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 19000 SEK