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Migration and population development

  • Spring 2025
  • Next course: 03. March - 14. March 2025
  • CMM/CRD Elective Course | 4 ECTS
  • Course:CRD0704

About the course

The course provides an overview of core concepts and relations in the field of population science. All the main components of demographic change – fertility, mortality and migration – will be covered, with emphasis on migration. The course will present theories and research on population development from several perspectives, and historic patterns of migration and population trends will be related to current developments. Students will also get hands-on experience in finding, understanding and using demographic data at the national and local level.


Learning outcome

On completion of the course a student:

  • can examine systematically theories on migration and population development from the perspective of economics, geography and social sciences.
  • knows how to find and use data on population and demographic change at the national and local level.
  • can relate historical migration and population trends to current developments.
  • has demonstrated ability in reading scientific papers and critically evaluating them.
  • has the ability to present and explain findings from 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.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites registered for the course

Assessment: 10 % Class participation; 90% written assignments

Final Exam: Assignment