Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici

International Migration and Migration Policy

International Migration and Migration Policy

International migration represents one of the main global issues nowadays, for this reason the course deals with international migration from interdisciplinary point of view. The main focus is on causes of migration and analysis of current migration flows and policies, especially within the European Union. Attention will also be paid to systematization of migration flows, distinguishing between various types of migrations and migrants; to the guarantees of human rights of migrants as well as to migration-development nexus.

Course title: International Migration and Migration Policy

Number of credits: 5

Study degree: bachelor, master

Language: English

Lecturer: Dr. Martina Bolečeková

Learning hours: 26 h

Administration fee: 15 €

Course content:

  1. Terminology and theories of migration
  2. History of migration flows and current global trends
  3. Types of migrations and migrants
  4. Rights of migrants
  5. Migration policy, migration policy of the European Union, migration policy of the Slovak Republic
  6. Migration and development

Learning objectives:

The student:

  • remembers definitions and understands interrelations,
  • is able to analyze specific situations in the frame of international relations by applying acquired knowledge, and to draw conclusions,
  • is able to evaluate the activity of actors, and to propose alternative solutions of analyzed problems,
  • is able to create a presentation / case study to a given topic, by using competences referred to in points 1 – 3.

Methodology: e-learning course (MS Teams and Moodle)

Anita Dienešová, anita.dienesova@umb.sk 
Petra Žaludová, petra.zaludova@umb.sk 


Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica