University of Copenhagen: Advanced Migration Studies

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 is at the Faculty of Humanities and is interdisciplinary across the humanities (languages, history, ethnology, philosophy, minority studies, sociology of religion). There is, however, a leaning towards the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, political science).

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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.

For more information about the MA-programme, please see https://amis.ku.dk/

Tentative course program

Two-year master. The first year consists of four courses and the second year consists of internship and thesis writing.

The courses available at AMIS are the following:

Autumn semester

  • Migration Studies: Methods and Disciplines (15 ECTS)
  • International Migration (15 ECTS)

Spring semester

  • Key Concepts and Analytical Approaches in Migration Studies (15 ECTS)
  • Migration and Societies – Practices and Arenas (15 ECTS)

For more information, please see https://studies.ku.dk/masters/migration-studies/programme-structure/

All Erasmus students at UCPH may apply for courses at other Departments/Faculties: https://studies.ku.dk/visiting/erasmus/course-information/

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


Language requirements

  • English B1

Specific documents

  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of English is not required to apply for AMIS

For more information, please visit https://studies.ku.dk/visiting/erasmus/how-to-apply/

Practical information

Please see https://studies.ku.dk/visiting/practical-matters/

Nomination and application procedure for pre-selected incoming candidates

  • Nomination deadline

As soon as possible since we process the applications as they come in. The processing time of online applications may take up to 2 months. For more information, please see https://international.ku.dk/nomination/

Upon nomination, the student will receive an invitation to apply online by email. For more information, please see https://studies.ku.dk/visiting/erasmus/

  • Application deadlines
    • Autumn: 1 May
    • Spring: 1 October

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Contact and further details

EuMIGS administrative contacts

Emil Klint Skjoldann

International Coordinator

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Andra Jeanina Jensen

International Coordinator

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