Migration Law and Policy (M3083)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

In Migration Law and Policy, we aim to offer students the opportunity to become more familiar with the legal and policy frameworks governing migration at an international, regional and domestic levels. The module will help you understand how the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe, and UK authorities govern migration, through a range of tools.

The module will combine the legal analysis of legislation and case law, on the one hand, with the contextual analysis of migratory trends at a global level and broader theoretical, ethical, normative and political debates regarding human rights, security and solidarity.


100%: Seminar


50%: Coursework (Essay)
50%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.