Migration and Population Development

The course provides an overview of theories and research on migration and population development from the perspectives of economics, geography, and social sciences.

On completion of the course, a student:

  • has the ability to systematically examine theories on migration and population development from the perspective of economics, geography and social sciences.
  • has the ability to bring recent and historical developments in a context.
  • has demonstrated ability in reading scientific papers and critically evaluating them.
  • has the ability to present and explain findings from the scientific literature and discuss them with peers.
  • has demonstrated that they can apply their knowledge, understanding and proficiency in new and unfamiliar situations or in an interdisciplinary context.
  • has developed their critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills, through course assignments.


Requirements for acceptance to courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program in whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

The master’s committee may decide to accept undergraduate students, who are a long way into their studies, to individual courses. All applications for entry to individual courses must be reviewed by the Master’s program committee and a decision can take up to two weeks.

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date02.03.2020
End date20.03.2020
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits6.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
Tagscommunitiesregional developmentmigration
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