About the programme
In the Global Refugee Studies programme of Aalborg University you will study international and national responses to displacement, mobility and refugees with emphasis on its role as an intrinsic part of broader processes of development, political, social and economic change and globalisation. Global Refugee Studies offers multidisciplinary teaching that enables students to understand the nature of both internal and international forced migration in contexts of conflict, repression, security, natural disasters, environmental change, mal-development, poverty, asylum, and policy-making.
With forced migration as the focal point we offer students a theoretical and comprehensive understanding of human mobility, international refugees and internally displaced people and situate displacement in a broad historical, international and human perspective. You gain the ability to analyse the complex and varied nature of causes and implications of refugee and migration issues, and of the needs and aspirations of forcibly displaced people themselves. You will practice applying your knowledge and methodological and analytical skills in problem oriented group work and have the opportunity to perform in an internship, preparing you to engage in problem solving strategies and policy-making locally, nationally, internationally and non-governmentally.
Typical job opportunities are in international and national government organizations and non-governmental organizations where analytical work and strategies concerning refugee and migration issues are central.
Job and Career
For some students it may lead to PhD studies or a career in teaching and research, while for many others it will open the door to a professional career in a number of areas in which development and international relations is a central component, such as:
- business and industry
- international trade
- government and international service
- civil societies/NGOs
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- International relations
- International organizations and international law seen in a refugee perspective
- Political change and development theories
- Methodology course
- International political economy
- Politics, culture, identity
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development Political Science View 10 other Masters in International Development in Denmark
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Most bachelor's degrees in a social science discipline are considered relevant
- Diploma/Diploma Supplement (If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree). The document must be signed and stamped by your home university
- Bachelor’s degrees transcripts showing all grades and courses
- English test or an official receipt confirming that you have registered for a test
- Letter of motivation
- CV / Resume
- Official curriculum/syllabus for your Bachelor’s studies or another official description of your Bachelor’s degree in English
- Reference letters (optional)
- Receipt for paid application fee (only applies to non-EU citizens)
- Danish residence permit card and letter (only applies to non-EU citizens)
- Official description of the grading system from your home university
International6554 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3277 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- 24,375 DKK per semester
Living costs for Copenhagen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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