Contemporary Issues in Ethnic and Migration Studies, 7.5 credits (742A31)

Aktuella frågor inom etnicitets- och migrationsforskningen, 7.5 hp

Main field of study

Ethnic and Migration Studies


Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Anna Bredström

Course coordinator

Anna Bredström

Director of studies or equivalent

Zoran Slavnic
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7MEM Ethnic and Migration Studies, Master´s Programme - First and main admission round 3 (Autumn 2021) v202146-202203 English Norrköping v
F7MEM Ethnic and Migration Studies, Master´s Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students) 3 (Autumn 2021) v202146-202203 English Norrköping v

Main field of study

Ethnic and Migration Studies

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen within one of the following subject areas:
    - humanities
    - fine arts
    - cultural studies
    - social sciences
    - behavioural sciences
    - health sciences
    - natural sciences 
    or equivalent
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
    (Exemption from Swedish)
  • 37,5 ECTS credits passed from the programme

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the student at advanced level should be able to
– conduct a critical analysis of contemporary issues of migration and ethnic relations, from a case-study or policy-oriented perspective, as well as from a theoretical point of view;
– critically analyse specific problems within the field of ethnic and migration studies, and suggest alternative approaches and solutions;
– relate the issues under consideration to specific scientific discussions and literature in the field of ethnic and migration studies.

Course content

In this course is offered the opportunity to attain in-depth knowledge of historical and sociological perspectives on migration and ethnic relations by focusing on a particular area or problem. Central themes of the course concern the application of theories and concepts to the study of contemporary issues in migration and ethnic relations and their relation to society; they also concern different approaches and methods for concrete empirical investigations of migration processes, migrant experiences and changing legal and normative frameworks on local, national, regional or global level.

Teaching and working methods

Teaching in the course has the workshop format, with a substantial portion of independent studies and seminars. Language of instruction is English.


The course is examined through active seminar participation and written assignments. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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