Ethnographic Approaches to Migration Issues in Scandinavia

Course content

The course introduces you to various migration and integration issues in a Scandinavian context – seen through the eyes of anthropologists. Hereby the course introduces both to migration and the Scandinavian countries as ethnographic fields. The interconnectedness of these fields will be explored through various anthropological research areas such as identity, religion, medical anthropology, policy and the welfare state – using Danish, Swedish and Norwegian ethnography on immigration and integration.


Board of Studies, Department of Anthropology

Learning outcome


  • Identify issues within the subject of migration and integration in a Scandinavian context



  • Critically discuss concepts and theories related to the subject


  • Work analytically with a topic chosen form the course plan

The course will consist of a combination of lectures, discussions, group work and student presentations

BSc students: 500 pages obligatory literature.

MSc students: 500 pages obligatory literature + 200 pages of literature chosen by students. Literature chosen by students must be relevant to the course’s subject matter.

Course literature will be available in Absalon on the course website

to be announced.

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination
Essay length: 21,600–26,400 keystrokes for an individual submission. 6,750–8,250 keystrokes per extra member for group submissions. The maximum number of students who can write an essay in a group is four.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
There is appointed a second internal assessor to assist with the assessment when the first assessor finds this necessary.
Criteria for exam assessment

See description of learning outcome. Formalities for Written Works must be fulfilled, read more: MSc Students/ BA students (in Danish)/ exchange and credit students

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 7
  • Seminar
  • 21
  • Preparation
  • 109
  • Study Groups
  • 35
  • Exam
  • 35
  • English
  • 207