Mobility and Displacement


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


The objective of the module is to provide students with knowledge of the various aspects of analysing forced migration, including refugee issues and knowledge of theoretical and methodological tools. Furthermore, the module will provide students with competences to analyse, interpret and contextualise broader discussions within forced migration from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. The students’ ability to reflect upon methodology and progress in their problem based learning process will be included in the assessment.


The module includes themes within:

  • Topics dealing with the various aspects of the analysis of refugees and migrants from historical, developmental and political perspectives.
  • Interdisciplinary discussions of refugees and migrants and the causes of forced migration.

Learning objectives


  • possess knowledge of the theoretical and methodological tools within the field of forced migration from a historical, developmental and political perspective and can reflect on these on a scientific basis
  • have in-depth knowledge of the reasons and causes of forced migration.


  • can apply their knowledge within the module’s subject areas to select theories that serve the analytical purpose and at the same time remain critical to these theories
  • can analyse, interpret and contextualise forced migration from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.


  • can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge
  • can analyse forced migration from different perspectives and thereby qualify themselves to work with refugees and migrants in various contexts.

Type of instruction

The module consists of lectures and seminars, possibly with exercises and student contributions.



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Facts about the module

Danish titleMobility and Displacement
Module codeGRS017
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of International Affairs
DepartmentDepartment of Politics and Society
FacultyThe Faculty of Social Sciences