NGEK11006U International Migration - Flows, Networks and Diasporas

Volume 2015/2016

MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics


The overall aim of the course is to provide an overview of contemporary research on international migration and development from a human geographical perspective. In doing so, the course will engage with conceptual debates and empirical case studies with a particular focus on how migration connects people and places across and within national borders. The course shall also provide a critical insight into the migration-development nexus debate, thus link up to contemporary research into globalization and development.

Learning Outcome


Transnationalism, diaspora, translocal connections, remittances, mobility/immobility, migration and development, and translocal methodologies.


Review and discuss relevant academic texts. Present and communicate texts and thematic overviews orally and in writing. Critically assess the applications of theories and methods in case study analyses.


From a human geographical perspective to analyse, assess and apply methods, theory and data in connection with international migration, globalization and development.

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent.
The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 171
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 minuttes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assesment

Please see learning outcome.