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

Summary

This programme develops your skills in critically examining and evaluating research in relation to international migration.
Potential working fields include international organizations, academia, national and local government, NGOs or the media. Students are also eligible for PhD studies.

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:

Applicants are selected in order according to precedence from submitted two-part supporting document. Note There are specific instructions regarding eligibility or selection on the next tab on this page, called Selection. Please, make sure that you read the instructions thoroughly!

Note
There are specific instructions regarding eligibility or selection on the next tab on this page, called Selection. Please, make sure that you read the instructions thoroughly!

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

Choose between One-Year or Two-Year Programme

Malmö University offers a one-year and a two-year programme. The one-year programme provides an 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?

This 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.

What career will I be prepared for?

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

 

Interviews

Selection

Once you have completed your application with your academic credentials and English proficiency, you need to submit a supporting document and a reference letter along with your application.

To complete your application, follow the steps below 

  1. Create an account and apply to the programme via the website www.universityadmissions.se
  2. Once you have applied you can upload your documents. Applicants in their final year, who will receive their diploma before the programme starts, can also apply but must follow the specific instructions.
  3. The supporting document should consist of two parts:
    •       A summary of the independent degree project you have conducted as part of your first-cycle level education.
    •       A letter of intent in which you describe the purpose and your objectives for applying. 
  4. You should submit a reference letter from at least one member of academic staff, ideally a supervisor or equivalent. The letter must include the contact’s name, affiliation and email address.  Letters should be scanned and then uploaded. 

Download the supporting document to be completed here

Make sure you save your supporting documents before uploading and submitting. Alternatively, you can send them via post, details can be found on www.universityadmissions.se.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2018

Programme Code:
SAIME revision 13.1
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
30 November 2006
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.
IMER Master (one-year) Thesis, 15 credits
The one-year master’s programme is concluded with a 15-credit thesis.

Content

Courses

For programme with start Autumn 2018:
Autumn 2018 - Semester 1
Spring 2019 - Semester 2

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme the student shall:
• display knowledge of a wide range of issues within the field of IMER and specialized knowledge and understanding of the causes and consequences of international migration as well as of dynamics in ethnic relations;
• display knowledge of theories and methods of science in humanities and social sciences, with particular emphasis on issues related to IMER research;
• show an ability to independently develop 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 questions within the field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Degree

Master's Degree (60 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

03 September 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö Application code: mah-81922

International application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 80000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 80000 SEK

Application deadline 15 January

Apply

28 August 2017 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 80000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 80000 SEK