Sociology: International Migration and Development
Course · 15 credits
Sociology: International Migration and Development. The course examines the link between migration and development. What are the causes of migration? How do the unequal relations between the countries in the world influence migration?
Course name: SOCB27, Sociology: International Migration and Development. (Swedish name: Sociologi: Internationell migration och samhällsutveckling) Undergraduate course. 15 credits. Spring semester, first period.
Language of instruction: English.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a so called theme-course. A theme-course does not make you eligible for courses at a higher level (as our other undergraduate courses do). Please ask our Study Advisers for more information: studievagledare [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
In this course you will also study migration on a micro-level, as an individual decision to move to another country, or as a family strategy in sending regions to increase income. Migrants send a large share of their income back to their families. How do these remittances affect communities in sending regions?
You will also study how social networks between sending and receiving countries drive migration and how states influences migration streams. The objective of the course is to give the ability to identify the causes of migration and how migration affects both sending countries and receiving countries. The course is given as a basic level course within sociology.
How to apply for this course
Application for this course is open from mid September to mid October each year (Swedish national application dates).
Please apply via the Lund University Swedish website lu.se/lubas/i-uoh-lu-SOCB27. If you are on this page already please look for the brown button "anmälan".
Please ask our Study Adviser for assistance: studievagledare [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
Course literature, syllabus and more
Find more information about the Department of Sociology, where you will study this course
- "About us" on the Department of Sociology website
- "For current students" on the Department of Sociology website. A collection of pages for current students at the Department of Sociology.
Closed for applicationsApplication opportunities
Requirements and selection
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:
Start Spring Semester 2024
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
15 January 2024 - 19 March 2024
You can only apply for this course in the 'Swedish student' application round. Find out more: Applying for studies – when to apply
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof that you are in the final year of your Bachelor's (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
* Svensk student?
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 25 000
First payment: SEK 25 000
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
- Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Convert currency – xe.com
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.