This course deals with migration processes from a life course perspective: how migration is shaped by events in individual lives, and how life events influence migration. It combines literature study with practical exercises in life course analysis, based on biographical interviews. The focus is on migration as a key event in the life course and as a process that shapes regions and places.

Course facts

Course coordinators: Karen Haandrikman and Louisa Vogiazides.
Course code: KG7245.
Cycle: Second Cycle.
Main field of study: Human Geography.
Language of instruction: English.
Pace percentage: 100%.
Course start: Autumn Semester.
Semester period: C–D.
Module sharing: No.
Special eligibility requirements: Bachelor's degree incl. 90 ECTS credits in a Humanities or Social Sciences main field of study or in Geography or Physical Geography. Alternatively admitted to master's programme in Human Geography, Urban and Regional Planning or Globalization, Environment and Social Change. English 6.
Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 270).
Application: Apply by e-mail to no later than April 19, 2022, to study the course in the Autumn Semester 2022.

Detailed information, including grading criteria, is provided at the course introduction and via the learning platform Athena. Syllabus, reading list and schedule are published below. When the syllabus is revised, this is done at least one month before the last application date. The reading list is usually revised before each course instance and this is done at least two months before the course starts. The schedule is available here no later than one month before the course starts, but minor schedule adjustments can be made later.