Refugees and Migrants in a Global Historical Perspective, 7.5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Spring 2024, 100%, Campus
Start date: 15 January 2024
End date: 18 February 2024
Application deadline: 16 October 2023
Application code: UU-01105 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
Registration: Please contact the department.
Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500
About the course
The course uses historical case studies of migrant refugee crises before and during World War II in Europe (including Sweden's response to Jews trying to flee Germany and German-occupied countries); in South Asia during and after the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan; in the Balkans repeatedly during the twentieth century, and in present-day Europe as a result of the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
It will examine the "push factors" of migration (such as war, discrimination, ethnic/religious violence), as well as "pull factors" (such as geographical proximity to the receiving country, perceptions of relative safety, a strong economy, generous refugee or welfare policies). It will also look at the routes and conditions of transit of migrants and refugees, issues of reception in transit and destination countries (including violence against refugees and migrants), and the long-term impact of large-scale displacement of populations on the refugees themselves, on their former country and on the receiving country.
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 A
Box 628, 751 26 UPPSALA
Telephone: 018-471 1526 018-471 1546
Director of studies (Bachelor's level)
Director of studies (Master's level)