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International Migration and Ethnic Relations, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1041 (BCR) Malmö, Sweden
The bachelor's programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations at Malmö University gives you a solid foundation for a career dealing with migration and diversity related issues such as asylum law, segregation, discrimination, social cohesion, globalisation and integration, or for further studies at the Master’s level.
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Migration and its effects on a global scale has become one of the most fundamental issues concerning societies worldwide. Governments, corporations, politicians and individuals all over the world try to grasp the possibilities and concerns of increasing mobility on a global scale. International Migration and Ethnic Relations at Malmö University addresses these issues.

Refugees from war-torn regions of the world, people seeking to find jobs and a decent living away from their country of birth, executives in multinational corporations; they are all part of migratory movements. This programme studies the effects of migration at a global and national level, on the formation of ethnic communities, religious groups, families, individuals – to find out how policies could facilitate integration and hinder segregation and racism in societies worldwide. It also addresses fundamental issues concerning concepts such as culture and ethnicity.

  • What makes International Migration and Ethnic Relations from Malmö University unique?

In the past decades, Malmö has gone through a dramatic change. What recently was a working class industrial city is now a thriving city, focused on the production of service and knowledge rather than industrial goods. Malmö is also one of the cities in northern Europe with the largest proportion of newly arrived migrants. It is therefore an exciting place to study the effects of international migration and ethnic relations and we collaborate with the surrounding society concerning these issues. The strong international element in the programme is emphasised by the possibility for students to take an entire semester abroad with one of our partner universities around the world.

  • What career will I be prepared for?

Graduates typically get jobs within a wide range of areas such as government and non-government organisations concerned with issues of globalisation, migration, refugees, integration and segregation. Graduates can also find jobs connected to social work, journalism and various businesses concerned with global issues. You can also proceed to studies at advanced level/master's courses and eventually conduct research at the PhD level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • International Migration and Ethnic Relations I
  • Basic Research Methods
  • Writing in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • IMER II: The Challenges of Ethnic Diversity
  • IMER II: Europe and International Migration
  • Refugees and Asylum Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • General entry requirements + English B.
  • For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6
  • final grades 66% national university aptitude test 34%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7536 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22621 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Full tuition Fee: 235,000 SEK

Living costs for Malmö

  • 7318 - 11470 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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