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For whom?

The minor targets students:

  • who wish to gain a fundamental understanding of processes, causes and impacts of migration
  • who wish learn to critically assess public debates and policies on migration
  • who wish to combine and compare insights from different disciplines in the Social Sciences.

Please note that due to the minor starting in 2024-2025, the information in the 2023-2024 Course Catalogue may be outdated. For the most current programme and detailed course descriptions, refer to the 2024-2025 Course Catalogue from June onwards.

  • Introduction to Migration Studies
    Period 1
    Period 2

    This course introduces international migration fundamentals, dispelling common myths and exploring global trends, impacts, and policies. Students analyse labour, family, and refugee migration, gaining insight into the socioeconomic dynamics and integration challenges faced by immigrant communities.

  • Migration Lab
    Period 3

    This course translates academic knowledge into practical solutions. Students interact with key actors in migration policy, proposing solutions to real-world challenges through group work off-campus. They develop interdisciplinary problem-solving skills and essential transferable skills like communication and collaboration, preparing to address complex social issues effectively in contemporary society.

  • Migrant Motives and Migration Policies
    Period 1

    This interdisciplinary course examines the diverse motivations behind international migration, juxtaposing them with existing policy categories. It explores how migration policies often overlook migrants' aspirations, leading to restrictive measures and negative consequences. Through anthropology, political science, sociology, and geography perspectives, students analyse the complexities of migration and engage with migrants, policymakers, and professionals to enrich discussions and understanding.

  • Prejudice, Racism and Discrimination
    Period 2

    This course explores rising anti-immigrant sentiment and discrimination against marginalised groups in Europe. Through a sociological lens, it examines intergroup attitudes and behaviors, analysing how dominant groups perceive and interact with minoritised groups based on various characteristics. Sociological theories on prejudice will be discussed, along with interventions to promote social cohesion and reduce discrimination in diverse societies.

Compulsory course
Read more in the Course Catalogue (2023-2024)
Video minor Global Migration
Video minor Global Migration

Related Master's programmes

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to the Master's programmes in Sociology, Cultural Anthropology and Sociology, Human Geography or Political Science. Always check the entry requirements of the Master’s programme you are interested in.

Entry requirements

  • The minor is open to students who have completed at least 60 EC.
  • Not open to students from universities of applied sciences (HBO).


See the digital Course Catalogue for more information about the application procedure.

Facts & Figures
24-30 ECTS, one year
Language of instruction
Conditions for admission
Preliminary training necessary
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