Emneplan forMINF6200 Immigration Law

Engelsk emnenavn
Immigration Law
Høst: Årsstudium i migrasjons- og integrasjonsforvaltning
10 stp.


The aim of this course is to introduce the main legal concepts and principles of immigration law. The course will take into account the most important legal rules on the topic, focusing on the mechanisms and issues related to the right of EU/EEA and third country nationals to live and work in Norway. With this purpose, it will explore not only the Norwegian legal rules, but also the relevant EU/EEA provisions and the international dimension (work, study and family immigration, as well as refugee protection).




After completing the course, the student should have the following overall learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student will have knowledge of:

  • Main legal concepts and principles of immigration law

  • Main legal rules in Norway

  • EU/EEA relevant provisions (e.g. on free movement of persons)

  • Refugee protection in the international dimension



The student will be able to:

  • Solve basic issues of immigration law independently, e.g. by distinguishing different types of migration and understanding which legal rules apply on the specific cases

  • Identify and utilize national and international legal sources on the topic

  • Understand the wide scope of immigration law and discuss the connection between the Norwegian legal system and the European and international dimensions


General competence:

The student will be able to:

  • Reflect critically and write on topics related to migration

  • Use English terminology connected to the topics studied

  • Retrieve legal sources using national and international databases

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The course is based on lectures, group work, homework assignments and reading material.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter

No coursework requirements.

Vurdering og eksamen

The exam in the course is a home exam over a period of 4 hours.

The exam must be written in English.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

All aids are permitted, as long as the rules for source referencing are complied with.


Grade scale A - F.


The exam papers are assessed by one internal and one external examiner.  At least 25% of the exam papers will be assessed by two examiners. The grades awarded for the papers assessed by two examiners form the basis for determining the level for all the exam papers.


Diego Praino