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

  • Selected studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation (2010) (Eds. Rath, J. & Martiniello, M), Amsterdam University press: Imiscoe textbooks. Chapters 14 & 25
  • Brettell & Hollifield (eds) Migration Theory: Talking across disciplines, Third Edition, Routledge, 2015
  • Massey, Douglas et al. (eds.) (2005) Worlds in Motion. Understanding international migration at the end of the Millenium. Oxford: Oxford University Press (paperback edition) 294 pp. Oishi, Nana. 2(005).
  • Women in Motion. Globalization, State Policies, and Labor Migration in Asia, Stanford University Press.

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

Ingrid Alexandersson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6657331
Anne Sofie Roald, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-6657639


03 September 2018 - 18 November 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program