AMIS: Migration and Societies - Practices and Arenas

Course content

The course provides an understanding of the key concepts and policy issues that relates to questions of migration and societies, such as immigrant settlement, multiculturalism, minority/majority relations and processes of categorization.

The course is case-based and focusses on three arenas for interaction between migrant and host society, namely education, labor market and residential areas. 

During the course, students will plan and carry out a field study related to the topic of the course, preferably in one of the arenas the course touches upon. The field study will form the basis for a project that may be undertaken by groups (max 5) or individual students. This will result in a written report that serves as the students’ final product, on the basis of which their performance will be assessed.


Exam code: HMGK03311E


Advanced Migration Studies

Seminars requiring active participation in discussions, mandatory student presentations, and group assignments. Supervised fieldwork in one of the three arenas.

Olwig, Karen Fog, and Karsten Paerregaard. The Question of Integration: Immigration, Exclusion and the Danish Welfare State. Cambridge Scholars, 2011.

Hansen, Peo, et al. Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma. 1st ed., Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. vii–vii,


This course is only available to Full Degree Students at Advanced Migration Studies and Erasmus Students visiting through an agreement with Advanced Migration Studies (EuMIGS Partners)

Type of assessment
Written assignment
Type of assessment details
The examination consists of a written take-home assignment of 21-25 standard pages, optional subject.

Take-home assignments for group exams are: 32-38 standard pages (2 students), 42-50 standard pages (3 students), 53-63 standard pages (4 students) or 63-75 standard pages (5 students).
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period



Conducted in the same manner as the original examination.

Criteria for exam assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 203
  • Exam Preparation
  • 130
  • English
  • 389


Course number
Programme level
Full Degree Master

1 semester

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Study Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting department
  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Tore Elias Harsløf Holst   (5-6a716e7576426a776f306d7730666d)

Tore Holst

Saved on the 10-04-2024

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