HMGK03301U AMIS: Key Concepts and Analytical Approaches in Migration Studies

Volume 2022/2023

Advanced Migration Studies


This course focuses on a range of crucial concepts in migration research like ‘culture’, ‘nationality’, ‘racialisation’ and ‘gender’ to help build out a critical analytical vocabulary for engaging with migration issues. Through engaging with social science and humanities texts, migration literature and artistic expressions, we will reflect on the importance of these concepts for analyzing and understanding migration. At the end of the course, you will be asked to use these concepts in the analysis of a case that pertains to migration experiences and conditions. You will be selecting and constructing the case yourself, investigating it through social sciences and humanities analytical techniques. The course is organized with weekly lectures and student-run tutorials, as well as occasional workshops and seminars.


Exam code: HMGK03301E

There will be assigned appropriate books and produced a reader for the course before semester start.

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)
Seminars requiring active participation in discussions, mandatory student presentations, and group assignments.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 203
  • Exam Preparation
  • 130
  • Total
  • 389
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment
Oral examination
Type of assessment details
Oral examination of 30 minutes including grading, optional subject, with synopsis.
The synopsis must be maximum 4 standard pages.

In the assessment, the synopsis weighs 1/3 and the oral examination 2/3.
Only certain aids allowed

For students under the 2019- and the 2022-curriculum the permitted exam aids are the synopsis and notes (1-2 standard pages).

Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period



Conducted in the same manner as the original exam.

Criteria for exam assesment