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Migration, Power and Identity

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: SA2233
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 18 January 2021 - 24 March 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-26450
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course analyses dominant discourses and practices relating to international migration and to multicultural diversity from a critical and anthropological perspective. You will examine the role of the nation state in migration processes as well as new forms of belonging and identity, such as diasporas and transnational communities. Other examples of central elements of the migration process in relation to the state, which will be explored during the course, are border control, the asylum process and the concept of deportability.

You will also probe into the organization of cultural diversity in different societies, discursive and structural violence experienced by migrants and children of migrants, and explore human responses to displacement as well as to forced immobility. These processes, which all are induced by contemporary mobility, will be linked to anthropological debates concerning changing constructions of identities, power, agency and belonging. The overall aim of the course is to provide you with relevant skills for professional work with issues related to migration (i.e. forced migration, integration, education, international policy and law).

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A completed core course of 15 higher education credits in the second cycle within the field of global studies. Alternatively a completed undergraduate degree in social sciences, or the equivalent competence. Language requirements: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, or alternatively a bachelor's degree from an education held in English.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

General student counselling: https://studentportal.gu.se/english/my-studies/globalstudies/student_counselling
Questions regarding admission and course information: globalmaster@globalstudies.gu.se


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