International Migration and Ethnic Relations: Bachelor's Thesis


Admission requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: IMER 1-30 and IMER 31-60


Syllabus for students spring 2024, spring 2023, spring 2022, spring 2021, spring 2020, spring 2019, spring 2018

Course Code:
IM245L revision 2
Swedish name:
Internationell Migration och Etniska Relationer: Examensarbete för kandidatexamen
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Date of ratification:
01 October 2015
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
16 January 2017

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: IMER 1-30 and IMER 31-60

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of the main field of study International Migration and Ethnic Relations at the 61-90 credit level and meets the degree requirements for the degree of Bachelor, main field of study Social Work.


The general aim of the course is that students should be able to further develop their analytical competence for independent analysis and critical reflection regarding complex issues in the field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations.


The Thesis is a supervised project. Supervision is carried out on an individual basis and includes seminar meetings.

Learning outcomes

After finishing the course, the student:

  • can show in-depth understanding of key methodological procedures and key concepts within the field of IMER;
  • can work on and present a Thesis of limited scope within an agreed time scale that meets the standard procedure of academic work in the social sciences and humanities;
  • can assess the academic, social and ethical implications of his/her work.
  • can present his/her research results in a report in which conventional language usage and format are observed;
  • can act as both opponent and respondent in a scientific thesis seminar; and
  • can, through the thesis, show an increased understanding of basic critical and scientific approaches to theory within the humanities and social sciences.

Learning activities

Supervision, seminar and the writing of a thesis. To further assist them in their studies, students have access to the university’s computer rooms and library.
During the writing of the thesis, teachers supervision is provided.
A student who has not finished the project work during the course, or has not received a passing grade on the project work at the end of the course cannot be guaranteed continued supervision.


The course is examined by means of a thesis which is defended at an opposition seminar. Each student is also required to provide the opposition for another project.
In order to pass the course, student musts submit the paper and present it at the final seminar.

Grading system

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

Course literature and other teaching materials

Literature is chosen in agreement with the project supervisor.

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 University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations 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).

Interim rules

If a course is no longer offered or has undergone major changes, students will be offered two re-take sessions based on the syllabus in force at registration during a period of one year from the date of the implementation of the changes.

Other Information

The Language of instruction is English.


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

Further information

GPSstudent - Malmö universitet,
Inge Dahlstedt, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657557


29 March 2021 - 06 June 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 20000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 20000 SEK

28 March 2022 - 05 June 2022 Day-time 100% Malmö

27 March 2023 - 04 June 2023 Day-time 100% Malmö

25 March 2024 - 02 June 2024 Day-time 100% Malmö