The Master’s degree in Advanced Migration Studies is an interdisciplinary two-year degree programme offered in English that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by international migration. The programme combines humanities and social science approaches to migration, including ethnology, anthropology, sociology, sociology of religion, history, philosophy, political science, sociolinguistics, education, and literary and media studies.

Specialization

The MA in Advanced Migration Studies adopts an interdisciplinary approach in each course included in the programme.

Throughout the programme, different approaches are combined, for example:

  • contemporary patterns of migration are contextualised by historical accounts of the role of migration;
  • immigration and integration policies are scrutinised using both philosophical analysis of their underlying values and anthropological analysis of their impact on the everyday lives of migrants;
  • the experience of being a migrant is investigated both through migrant literature (and other artistic expressions) and ethnographic accounts of the lives of migrants; and
  • migrant identity formation (and counter-identification) are studied on the basis of both sociolinguistic and sociological accounts of identity.

Students obtain a range of high-level competences as regards multi-dimensional analyses of migration and integration in a wide range of contexts, including the competence to understand the causes, patterns and effects of international migration, understand and use both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as cultural analysis, analysis of diversity politics, analysis of the role of religion in diverse societies, conflict analysis, and diversity management and administration.

Tentative course program for semesters 3 and 4

Semester 3

  • Diversity: Administration, Management and Innovation (15 ECTS credits)

A Module consisting of an internship in a relevant company/organisation.

Students choose between A and B below:

  • A. Research in Practice (15 ECTS credits)

In collaboration with a researcher affiliated with AMIS a project is designed that contributes to this affiliate’s on-going research.

  • B. Project Management (15 ECTS credits)

A module consisting of a) an introductory course on project management and b) managing a migration project chosen from a selection offered by the Master Programme’s external panel of institutions/organisations/companies from beginning to end.

Semester 4

  • Master Thesis (30 ECTS credits)

Master thesis and examination requirements

The student chooses between three different kinds of thesis: a) writing a monograph, b) writing an article followed by a general introduction to the article’s subject area or c) producing an written communications report for a company followed by a short monograph

The formal requirements for the master thesis are:

A) Monograph

The examinee is able to:

  • Understand a relevant research topic in advanced migration studies.
  • Identify and critically analyse a relevant migration-related problem.
  • Collect, select, limit and operationalize data and materials.
  • Organise, discuss and formulate the contents, goals and results of the thesis in an adequate and precise manner.

Types of instruction and work: Individual supervision.

Exam provisions: Written take-home assignment, optional subject, with summary.

Assessment: External exam, the 7-point grading scale.

Exam language: English.

Extent: 60-80 standard pages.

Summary: 1 standard page.

Special provisions: The summary is included in the assessment, and may weigh up to 5 per cent of the overall grade. The student’s spelling and writing skills are included in the overall assessment, and may weigh up to 10 per cent of the overall grade.

B) Article

As above except:

Form of exam: Written take-home assignment, optional subject, with summary.

The take-home assignment consists of two parts:

  1. An academic article which is ready for submission to suitable periodicals at a set date.
  2. A wider introduction to the article's subject.

Extent: Article: 15-25 standard pages. Introduction: 20-40 standard pages.

Summary: 1 standard page.

C) Company report

As above except:

Form of exam: Written take-home assignment, optional subject, with summary.

The take-home assignment consists of two parts:

  1. A written communications project, for use by the company (e.g. an information folder or a working memo).
  2. A thesis.

Assessment: External exam, the 7-point grading scale. Part 1 is weighted at 20% of the assessment.

Extent: Communications project: Max. 10 standard pages. Thesis: Max. 50 standard pages. Summary: 1 standard page.

Special provisions The assignment is written in co-operation with a company/organisation, on the subject of a migration-related problem relevant to the company. In this context, the student and the company/organisation enter into a contract, which is subsequently approved by the Study Board. The company sets aside a number of hours (min. four) for supervision, during which issues relevant to the company are outlined. The Study Board appoints a supervisor.

The following table shows the Danish 7-point scale for final grades:

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Contact and further details

Homepage: www.amis.ku.dk

Responsible of the course:
Simon Turner
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Secretariat:
Maria Frantzoulis
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