Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Anthropology of Migration

Module L6080

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module offers a close engagement with the anthropology of migration. Covering topics such as migration, development and modernity; transnationalism and diaspora; belonging and home; multiculturalism and cultural identity; refugees and asylum seekers; borderlands and the state, the module will demonstrate the ways in which anthropologists have critically engaged with debates surrounding migration, from early work on the South African Copperbelt, to contemporary work which interrogates the nature and politics of mobility and immobility.

Module learning outcomes

Ability to summarise and describe the main debates in the anthropology of migration

To demonstate the ability to link theoretical or conceptual approaches to ethnographic examples drawn from the anthropology of migration

Ability to evaluate and analyse differing perspectives in debates surrounding migration

Knowledge of detailed case studies / ethnographies of migration

Portfolio (4000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterWorkshop3 hours111110111111

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The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Miss Susan Chater

Assess convenor

Dr Alice Wilson

Assess convenor

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