Meeting international students from places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East enriched my experience as a master’s student. We could share our different experiences and opinions, and that diversity was really valuable.

Haneen Abdel Khaleq, alumni

International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Master's Programme (Two-Year)

Summary

Admission requirements

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

Selection:

credits 100%

About

What is International Migration and Ethnic Relations about?

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; and philosophical and ethical perspectives on life in diverse and complex societies.

Choose between the one-year and two-year programme

Malmö University offers a one-year and a two-year programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations. The one-year programme provides advanced level specialisation in the field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations. The two-year programme prepares students for future research opportunities and enables further specialisation within one of two themes: migration and integration or migration and social theory.

What makes International Migration and Ethnic Relations unique?

The 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. 

Career opportunities

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 media. Students who have completed the programme are also eligible to apply for PhD studies.

 

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Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2019

Programme Code:
SAIMA revision 13
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
06 March 2007
Date of ratification:
15 November 2012
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2013
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
15 November 2012

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.

Migration and Citizenship, 15 credits.

Semester 3:

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.

Semester 4:

IMER Master Thesis, 30 credits
The two-year master’s programme is concluded with a 30-credit thesis, covering one full semester.

Content

Courses

For programme with start Autumn 2019:
Autumn 2019 - Semester 1
Spring 2020 - Semester 2
Autumn 2020 - Semester 3
Spring 2021 - Semester 4

Learning outcomes

On completion of the program the student shall:

• display deepened knowledge of a wide range of issues within the field of IMER and specialized and broadened knowledge and understanding of the causes and consequences of international migration as well as of dynamics in ethnic relations;
• display in-depth knowledge of theories and methods in the humanities and social sciences, with particular emphasis on issues related to IMER research;
• show an ability to independently develop well-framed 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 and elaborate questions within the field of international migration and ethnic relations from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Degree

Master's Degree (120 credits).

Contact

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

Further information

Anne Sofie Roald, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657639

Application

02 September 2019 Day-time 100% Malmö Application code: mau-91923

International application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 80000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 160000 SEK

Application deadline 15 January

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03 September 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 80000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 160000 SEK

28 August 2017 Day-time 100% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 80000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 160000 SEK