HMGK03281U AMIS: International Migration

Volume 2022/2023

Advanced Migration Studies


This course provides a basic understanding of the patterns of international migration. We will look into current theoretical accounts of causes and effects of different types of migration, and we will discuss the challenges and implications they give rise to for migrants as well as societies. International migration is by no means a new phenomenon; however throughout history it has taken rather different forms and taken place under different circumstances. By tracing these historical shifts and turns of international migration, the course aims to contextualize modern forms of migration and to shed light on differences and similarities between then and now. Further, processes of international migration often give rise to a host of political, legal and ethical problems, which engage international institutions as well as state actors. The course will address such problems and how they may be investigated.


Exam code: HMGK03281E

Course compendium & Stephen Castles, Hein de Haas and Mark J. Miller (2020): The Age of Migration (6th ed.), New York, The Guildford Press.

This course is only available to Full Degree Students at Advanced Migration Studies and Erasmus Students visiting through an agreement with Advanced Migration Studies (EuMIGS Partners)
Lectures and group instruction
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 203
  • Exam Preparation
  • 130
  • Total
  • 389
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment
Oral examination
Type of assessment details
For students under the 2022-curriculum the exam consist of 30 minutes oral examination without preparation including grading.

For students under the 2019-curriculum the exam consists of 30 minutes preparation and 30 minutes oral examination including grading.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Exam period



Conducted in the same manner as the original exam.

Criteria for exam assesment