International Migration Studies


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course and an individual portfolio.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • social and political problems in the field of migration
  • knowledge of theories on migration, integration, borders and mobility
  • knowledge about how border – and migration theories can be used in analyses of international migration mobility patterns and refugees issues.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • analyzing international social and political problems from a migration studies perspective
  • analyzing central problems in debates and controversies about diversity, migration and mobility.



The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • describing, reflecting and arguing on the basis of scientific knowledge about the migration and mobility related implications of social and political issues in international society
  • communicating the practical and theoretical dimensions of debates and controversies surrounding diversity, migration and mobility.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examInternational Migration Studies
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam (individual).

The examination is an individual exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives and has participated actively in course activities.

The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester.

The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner. Any re-examinations will be held in held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised exam portfolio.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
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 titleInternationale migrationsstudier
Module codeBALISE2233
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities