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Global Migration and Security

Course
Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-26752
Tuition
Full education cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

Summary

This course focuses on the relationship between global migration and security. Security is increasingly invoked in relation to migration; in this course, we pay attention to how migration is conceived of as a security issue. We analyse the implications this has for the understanding of migration as a political and social phenomenon and the ways in which international migration is governed, managed and controlled. Throughout the course, we will therefore address questions regarding the kinds of insecurities to which global migration gives rise.

About

In the course, we approach the migration/security nexus from two different directions: from the security studies perspective and from the migration studies perspective. You learn how to analyse contemporary scholarship around the securitization of migration, human security as well as the political economy of migration control. You also get to explore how the above logics are visible in the technologies used to manage and control global migration and the particular spaces and actors involved in such processes.

The overall aim of the course is to equip students with the knowledge and analytical skills necessary to analyse the relationship between migration and security, and to critically examine its consequences for how migration is understood and managed.

Do you have questions? Please contact our Study Counsellors:

https://www.gu.se/en/globalstudies/study-counselling

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

A completed core course of 15 higher education credits in the second cycle within the field of global studies. Alternatively a completed undergraduate degree in social sciences, or the equivalent competence. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, or alternatively a bachelor's degree from an education held in English.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

After graduation

This course gives you in-depth knowledge on migration and security and gives you an advantage on the labour market since many workplaces request of specialist knowledge within the field. You will be equipped with analytical skills necessary to analyse the relationship between migration and security, and to critically examine its consequences for how migration is understood and managed.

Facilities

Our lectures and seminars are held in Annedalseminariet in Linnéstaden, close to the public park Slottsskogen.