University of Sussex Business School

Mobilities and Global Inequalities (004IDA)

Mobilities and Global Inequalities

Module 004IDA

Module details for 2022/23.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

Migration is increasingly recognised as a significant component of global economic, social and environmental development. This module offers the opportunity to understand how migration and development are related, and the mutual effects they have on one another. The module is divided in three sections. The first section introduces the main theories on migration and the key debates on the migration-development nexus. The second section addresses the main international institutional responses to global migration, including development and humanitarian policy interventions. Finally, the third part discusses key components of the migration-development debate, including remittances, brain circulation, gender, transnationalism.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of key theoretical perspectives from migration studies and development theories and how these intersect.

Critically reflect on the ideas, theories and assumptions of dominant academic and policy approaches to migration and development.

Independently identify and analyse suitable empirical evidence and case studies.

Critically apply knowledge of key theoretical perspectives to analyse, evaluate and assess the implications of global forced and voluntary migration for development.

Convey clear, critical, and synthetic analysis of issues related to migration-development nexus to informed, non-academic audiences

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
PortfolioT1 Week 11 100.00%
Essay (3500 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:0070.00%

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 SemesterSeminar2 hours11111111111
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour11111111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Dr Sarah Scuzzarello

Assess convenor, Convenor

Prof Anne-Meike Fechter

Assess convenor

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor

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