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  • Dates, tuition, and deadlines
    Mode of instruction: Online (2 weeks)
    Academic dates: Monday 15 January - Friday 26 January 2024
    Academic fees: €850 read more about what is included.
    Credits: 4 European Credits. Read more about credits and credit transfer
    Winter course admission deadline:                                                        Monday 1 Janaury 2024 is the final date to apply. Admissions for this course are processed on a rolling basis. 
  • Who is this programme for?

    This graduate level online course and workshop will bring together students and working professionals interested in the study of Migration from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Motivated 3rd and 4th year Bachelor students with special interest in the topic are also welcome to apply.

  • Programme description

    Challenges related to displacement, integration, and social exclusion continue to exist globally. In our online international classroom, we will discuss these global governance issues from diverse perspectives such as sociology, geopolitics, international refugee law and anthropology. We will focus on global politics, get an introduction in international refugee law and learn more about various state's responses to refugee influxes. We will look specifically into present and past displacement situations across the world, and dive deeper into the topic of integration of refugees as well as the gender angle in displacement.

    This two-week online winter course will enable participants to understand better the context in which forced migration takes place, the social change this triggers in hosting communities and the efforts needed to successfully integrate refugees. The course will include lectures and open discussions with various experts in the field, both academic and professional, as we seek to find a balance between theory and practice.  

  • Live sessions and assignments
    • This course will meet live via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The live Zoom sessions will take place 15:00-18:00 (CET). 
    • A preparatory assignment will be due on Friday 12 January 2024, before the programme starts. 
    • Students will also complete in-course assignments and a final paper due roughly one month after the course ends.
    • Looking for more information? Visit our practical matters page to find out more
  • Academic director

    Evelien van Roemburg holds a PhD in International Refugee Law (2021, University of Amsterdam). She also has a Bachelors degree in law (LLB) from the University of Amsterdam (2006) and a Masters degree in law (LLM) from both The University of Amsterdam (2008) and Columbia Law School, New York City (2009). She also holds a Masters degree in political science (M.Sc.) of the University of Amsterdam (2010). 

    She has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science at the University of Amsterdam, where she specialised in conflict studies, refugee studies and the United Nations. In the past years, she served as the Europe Migration Campaign Manager at Oxfam International, where she worked – together with her team – on influencing the EU and member states’ position and policies towards refugees. She is currently the head of Oxfam's EU office, based in Brussels. 

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Facts & Figures
4 ECTS, 2 weeks
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