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International Migration and Ethnic Relations

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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Politics & Government


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year or 2 years

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    *for non-EU students only

    First instalment: 80000 SEK (1 year)
    Full tuition Fee: 160000 SEK (2 years)

    *Please check who is required to pay fees through this linked: website

  • Last Updated

    31 January 2018

Course content

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.

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.

International Migration and Ethnic Relations: one-year programme

International Migration and Ethnic Relations: two-year programme

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

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.

Study methods include lectures and discussions, group projects, study visits, thesis work and self-study of literature. 

Career opportunities

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.


Master's Degree (60 credits).

*OR (if you choose two years programme)

Master's Degree (120 credits)

Visit the International Migration and Ethnic Relations page on the Malmö University website for more details!




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