Transnational Migration


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


This course provides the background for understanding the complexity of the ways in which global flows affect or alter the social structures at several levels. Theories and case studies will be presented as the basis for analysing various dimensions within development and migration. The students will be assessed based on their ability to reflect upon methodology and problem based learning processes, especially as regards development of own skills in addressing interdisciplinary work



The module includes themes within:

  • globalisation and challenges to local cultures and identities
  • development and change

Learning objectives


  • possess knowledge of various theoretical and methodological tools within transnational migration theories


  • can apply their knowledge within the module’s subject areas to select theories and analytical perspectives and at the same time remain critical to these theories and analyses.
  • can apply an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective in their analysis.


  • can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge
  • can analyse transnational migration from different perspectives and thereby qualify themselves to work within the field.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examTransnational Migration
Type of exam
Written exam
The three courses will be jointly evaluated in one examination: an internally assessed individual written examination. The examination is a 48-hour take-home assignment comprising issues within the subject areas of the three modules. The assignment paper must not exceed 10 pages.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTransnational Migration
Module codeGRS021
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