Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Migrants and Society: Global Transformations

Module 814F8

Module details for 2016/17.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

This introductory core module examines a wide range of theoretical and conceptual frameworks for studying migration and ethnic relations. Starting from the perspective that migration is one of the key drivers of globalization and the transformation of contemporary societies, it examines the consequences of migration for people in both sending and receiving societies. Topics covered include: general theories of migration; migration and development; transnationalism; return migration; sending and receiving state policies for migration; international migration governance; citizenship and integration; political mobilization by migrants; migrants¿ social capital and networks; and culture, identification and migrants¿ group rights.

Module learning outcomes

Be familiar with and demonstrate understanding of key theories, concepts, and analytic approaches to migration and ethnic relations

Have an understanding of the research questions and analytic approaches applied in key perspectives from different disciplines that address migration and ethnic relations

Develop knowledge on different interlinked aspects of the migration process, including its different forms, and its demographic, socio-economic, political and cultural outcomes

Have a contextual understanding of the impact of migration in specific regions and countries, including both senders and receivers of migration

Essay (5000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 2 Mon 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.

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How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Katie Walsh


Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

Prof Paul Statham

Convenor, Assess convenor

Dr John Barlow

Assess convenor

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