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Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 days
University rank #194 (QS) Bergen, Norway
This Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things course offered by the University of Bergen introduces PhD candidates to key concepts, cross-cutting research and analysis in the fields of law, anthropology, human geography and political science.
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This Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things course at the University of Bergen offers lectures by leading migration scholars, student presentations, role plays, film screenings and a possibility of writing an academic paper, enabling the participant to earn 10 credits.

This interdisciplinary Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things course aims to deepen the understanding of the politics of protection and control of contemporary migration. It asks: 

  • How are migrants given different bureaucratic and legal identities (e.g. refugees, stateless persons, irregular migrants) and what are the consequences of such distinctions and labels?
  •  What protection does international law and humanitarian institutions offer to different categories of people? What are the spatial, temporal and gendered implications of the protection and control practices aimed at migrants?
  •  And, how are the legal and bureaucratic identities, and institutions of migration control, challenged by migrants themselves?

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 days
  • Credits
    10 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


  • Introduction to International Refugee Law
  • Role Play: Refugee Status Determination Process
  • A case apart. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the Palestinian refugees
  • The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Non-Signatories to the 1951 Refugee Convention
  • Normative Dimensions of Migration
  • Between “Victims” and “Criminals”: Trafficking, Smuggling, and Everyday Violence among Nigerian Women Migrants
  • Irregular migrants and political mobilization
  • Waiting for an uncertain future: Gender, time and irregular migration 
  • Local responses to the “refugee crisis”: the case of Norway
  • Camp, Ghetto, Zinco, Slum: Lebanon’s Transitional Zones of Emplacement


  • Maja Janmyr, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, UiB (course leader)
  • Marry-Anne Karlsen, Senior Researcher, Uni Research Rokkan Centre (course leader)
  • Jessica Schultz (CMI)
  • Are Knudsen (CMI)
  • Susanne Bygnes (UiB)
  • Christine Jacobsen (UiB)
  • Synnøve Bendixsen (UiB)
  • Sine Plambech (Diis)
  • Jesse Tomalty (UiB)
  • Kjersti G. Berg (UiB)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The Bergen Summer Research School offers PhD candidates and junior researchers the opportunity to work together with internationally renowned scholars.
  • In order to participate, you need to have a good command of the English language. Full participation in the course-specific modules, reading of the provided literature prior to the summer school, and participation in all plenary events and roundtables is required.
  • Participants may take only one of the seven parallel courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    412 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 412 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 days.
  • EU/EEA

    412 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 412 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 8 days.
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The registration fee for attending the Bergen Summer Research School is NOK 4,000 

Living costs for Bergen

  • 10362 - 16830 NOK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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