Freestanding course, Bachelor’s level
30 credits
Malmö | daytime | 100%
16 January 2023 - 4 June 2023
Full tuition fee: 39000 SEK
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About the course

This course develops knowledge and understanding of key issues and problems in contemporary research on international migration and ethnic relations (IMER). The course welcomes all students with an interest in the research subject and with some experience of academic work in the social sciences, but it does not require previous academic studies in IMER.

Essentially, the syllabus consists of seven modules on different subjects within the IMER field. Two of these will be offered each Spring semester. Hence, the modules are offered on a rotating basis and with respect to available staff. The first half of the syllabus (Section A) describes the general elements of the course structure, to which the seven modules pertain. The seven, rotating modules are presented in the second half of the syllabus (Section B).

Course content

The course is divided in two modules (15 + 15 credits), each of which consists of one general (7.5 credits) and one specific (7.5 credits) part. The first introduces the field, key concepts and theories, important findings and main controversies through a series of lectures and seminars with assigned readings. The second, specific part consists of individual work on a more specific topic within the wider area, in which students in dialogue with the teacher(s) select and review a particular research field. The reviewed material can be either secondary or primary. Teaching in the second part is organized as a series of supervision workshops where students and teacher(s) meet and discuss selection and assessment of their respective research fields.

The aim of the course is to offer first-hand, research-embedded knowledge by ex-perts in the field, which means that the exact content every year will depend on the teaching researchers. The exact content of the course, including readings, is an-nounced every Fall, at least two months before the course starts. Longer descrip-tions of the different content alternatives are outlined below under section B.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General eligibility for university studies and English 6 + 30 credits within Social Science


University credits completed 100%

Course literature

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the Uni-versity. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evalua-tions as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).