Module Catalogue

1st Semester - University of Oldenburg, Germany

  • MM11 (8 ECTS) Introduction to Migration Studies: Studying Global Migration in the 21st Century (Intensive Phase)
  • MM12 (14 ECTS) Evaluating and Developing Research Methods for Transcultural Contexts
    • Research Methodology for Transcultural Contexts
    • Migration & Intercultural Relations: Disciplinary Perspectives - Theoretical Foundations
    • Academic Writing and Presentation Skills
  • MM13 (8 ECTS) Theorising Historical and Contemporary Migration Processes & Intercultural Relations
    • Historical Dimensions of Migration
    • Theorizing Contemporary Migration & Intercultural Relations
    • Global Migration - Contextualising African Migration

3rd Semester - all partner universities

  • MM31 (15 ECTS) Project-Based Internship (thematic research teams)
  • MM32 (15 ECTS) Focus Module:*
    1. Diversity – Education, Religion, Tolerance, Citizenship (UIS)
    2. Migration and Small Nations: Language, Education and Demography (UNG)
    3. Representation, Ethnicity and Nation State (USB)
    4. Gender, Multiculturalism, Development (AUW)
    5. Forced Migration, Gender and Post-Conflict Setting in East Africa (MUST)
    6. Methods and Theories in Migration Studies – Knowledge Production & Inter-disciplinarity (UOL)
    7. Migration, Labour, Human Rights (Wits)
    *You choose one module out of seven according to your interest and focus

2nd Semester - University of Stavanger, Norway

  • MM21 (12 ECTS) Migration between Time and Temporality: Regional Perspectives
    • Scandinavia: Historical and Contemporary Migration
    • Norwegian Language and Culture
  • MM22 (18 ECTS) Theorizing Migration and Multiculturalism, e.g.*
    1. Migration and Integration
    2. Migration, Borders and Citizenship
    3. Migration, Gender, Development: African Perspectives
    4. Migration, Gender, Work
    5. Controversies over Multiculturalism
    6. Citizenship, Multiculturalism and Pluralism
    *You choose three sub-modules according to your interest and focus


In the 21st century, migration processes – multidirectional in their spatial structures and multi-layered in their social and cultural settings – increasingly contribute to shaping societies. Indeed, the presence of migrants adds emphasis to intercultural relations and intercultural communication, which are of key concern for social cohesion. Moreover, and along with increasingly accelerating tendencies of globalisation, migration contests concepts of the nation state and territorial borders and directs attention to questions of social justice and human rights, conflict, and reconciliation. Migration also leads to the emergence, for example, of new concepts of identity and transnational social spaces.




4th Semester - all partner universities

  • MM41 (30 ECTS) MA Dissertation
    • Proposal Colloquium (at UOL)
    • Dissertation and Research Colloquium (supervision groups)


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Last modified: 2017-12-20