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

Programme - second cycle - 60 credits

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2016

Programme Code:
SAIME revision 11
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:
26 February 2009

Entry requirements

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


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.



For programme with start Autumn 2016:
Autumn 2016 - Semester 1
Spring 2017 - 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.


Master's Degree (60 credits).