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#LA-03-11 Why Do People Migrate? Theories

  • Categories Law
  • Duration 14h
  • Total Enrolled 6
  • Last Update November 30, 2020

About Course

European University Institute (EUI)


Move beyond the headlines about migration

In this course, you will learn about different theoretical models that seek to explain why migration starts and why it continues. You will explore migration as a structural feature of our societies and examine individual’s choices to migrate. You will consider the role networks and institutions play in the movement of people. You will also hear from international experts about how migration theories can help us understand cases of labour migration in different world regions.

Who will you learn with?

Anna Triandafyllidou

Anna Triandafyllidou is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.



Nick Dines

Nick Dines is research fellow at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.



Who developed the course?

European University Institute logo

The European University Institute offers doctoral and post-doctoral training in the social sciences. It hosts the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Historical Archives of the EU.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify the fundamental terminology used in theoretical debates on migration
  • Explore the main theoretical approaches
  • Explain the motivations for people to move and settle outside their home countries
  • Apply main theories to the interpretation of real case-studies

Topics for this course

10 Lessons14h

Welcome to the course?

Welcome to our course on Why do people migrate? Facts. Meet your educators and get an overview of the topics that will be covered during these lessons.
Welcome to the course00:01:30
Meet the team
Where are you from and what does migration mean to you?

History of migration as a global phenomenon?

Here we consider the history of global migration and in particular the rise of mass international migration during the nineteenth century.

Global migrations in the contemporary era?

Here we look at the key dimensions of migration in the contemporary era

Student Feedback


Total 4 Ratings

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Quite challenging but I found it very interesting. In this course we look at the different theoretical models that try to explain why migration started and why it continued.

I enjoyed this course and the contents are very easy to understand. It's a good course. I've seen a lot of classes on immigration. Thank you it's totally with it.

So impressive course. Anna Triandafyllidou is very good,good atmosphere on lectures and discussions. I'm glad for taking it...

Having scaled through the this course, I would recommend the course content because it makes me understand the case for labor migration around the world. It was challenging but fun.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is for anyone interested in learning about migration.