Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Why Do People Migrate? Theories

European University Institute (EUI)

The course approaches migration as a constant phenomenon in human history and examines its main supporting theories. It discusses how different theoretical models explain people’s individual and household decisions to migrate and shows how structural features of our societies foster migration. It explains the role of social networks and institutions in making people move. Finally, it illustrates how migration theories can help to understand case-studies of labour migration today.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week


Anna Triandafyllidou


European University Institute (EUI)


Learning outcomes

  • 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


  • Understanding migration as a global phenomenon
  • Why does migration start?
  • How does migration continue?
  • Theoretical approaches in practice

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Why Do People Migrate? Theories

European University Institute (EUI)