Ethnic and Migration Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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The Ethnic and Migration Studies programme at Linköping University welcomes students of different academic backgrounds to develop a critical and transdisciplinary understanding of ethnicity and migration, integrating the humanities and the social sciences. It is set in an international community of students and faculty with numerous visiting researchers and academic activities.

About

The Master´s programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, as well as to systems of domination and movements of resistance. The Ethnic and Migration Studies programme at Linköping University is interdisciplinary, integrating the humanities and the social sciences, and animated by a commitment to critical, innovative and useful approaches to issues and problems within the broad field of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Students of different academic backgrounds are welcome to an international community with numerous visiting researchers and academic activities. You will attain a comprehensive grasp of the field of ethnic and migration studies and will be well prepared for positions in local, national and international organisations, administration, business, government, media and the cultural sector, as well as for further postgraduate studies and research.

The programme consists of a mix of mandatory courses along with electives that will allow you an individual specialisation, options to study abroad, options for internships and research tutorials with faculty. Teaching involves formats with a high level of student participation. Teaching forms include lectures, workshops, seminars and individual/group tutorials. Within the frame of the courses, you are provided with the opportunity to specialise and concentrate chosen lines of study. In addition to your course work, you will follow thematic seminars and tutorial meetings with the faculty. During your second year, beginning early in the third semester, you will also attend seminars that address questions of method and topic selection in preparation for the master’s thesis. The fourth semester is mainly devoted to the composition of your master’s thesis.

Areas of focus include historical and sociological perspectives on the ways in which migration has shaped human history and society; in-depth theoretical knowledge in the field of intersectional migration studies; globalisation and its link to changing conditions for work and migration; the European Union migration and asylum policies, the relation of race, ethnicity and migration to cultural and aesthetic expressions such as narratives, visual arts, theatre and cinema.

The Faculty as well as international guest professors make up an interdisciplinary and internationally experienced team, covering all aspects of the programme´s curriculum and beyond. They are engaged in research concerning the issues addressed in the courses, thus making possible a direct connection between course content and on-going research in the various subfields of the programme.

Example of specific focus areas within the programme:

  • Historical perspectives on ethnicity and migration
  • Intersectional migration studies
  • Changing frameworks for citizenship
  • Migration and globalisation in post-colonial perspectives
  • Race, ethnicity and migration in culture and the arts
  • Migration and asylum policy in the European Union
  • Migration and health

Career opportunities

As the programme offers possibilities of studies abroad, elective courses and internships, students may tailor their education towards a special interest, profession or field of expertise. Studies abroad are usually conducted through the programme’s exchange agreements with partners in Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Internships give students an opportunity both to specialise and to test professional tasks and assignments with organisations and employers at the local, national or international level. In this way, the programme therefore prepares for wide segments of the labour market, wherever expertise in migration and ethnic relations is needed, including work in governmental and non-governmental organisations, local and regional administration, business and communication, social work and activism, cultural analysis, journalism and commentary in the public sector, as well as further postgraduate studies and research.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

Semester 1

  • Historical perspectives on ethnicity and migration
  • Intersectional migration studies – bodies, genders, sexualities
  • The world system in the post-colonial era
  • Class, labour migration and globalization

Semester 2

  • Methodologies in ethnic and migration studies
  • Race, ethnicity and migration in culture and the arts
  • Migration an asylum policy in the European Union
  • Critical cases in ethnic and migration studies
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen within the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, behavioural sciences, health sciences or natural sciences or equivalent qualifications is required.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16666 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 160000 kr

Funding

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