GEOG3522 - Migration and Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course aims to explore the connections between migration and development by introducing debates on causes, practices, regimes and policies that both affects, and are affected by migration. It discusses how different forms of migration are conceptualized and how theories of migration and development may explain global migration processes with special reference to the global south. Themes covered in the course are drivers, forms, and patterns of internal and transnational migration, livelihoods, the forced-voluntary migration nexus, migration governance, and the relationship between different understandings and perspectives of migration and development.

Learning outcome

A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • have knowledge about local and global, internal and international migration processes, and in particular how migration influences and is influenced by development in the global south.


  • will be able to analyze practical and theoretical connections between migration and development with particular reference to the global south.

General competence:

  • have basic skills in analyzing and understanding the complex migration situation facing the world.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 16 hours lectures, 10 hours group work and presentation (depending on the number of students). Teaching methods include films, discussions and presentations. It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved group work and seminar presentation

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignments must be completed and approved in order to be eligible to take the exam. The examination is a 4 hour written exam (worth 100% of the final grade). Same form of examination is given when re-sitting for the exam or improving the grade. The exam is offered both in the autumn and spring semester.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor in social science. Other relevant qualifications can be accepted upon approval by the Department of Geography.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2022-12-22 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 3
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-05-25 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 30
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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