Time and Place 2015: Fortress Europe and the Migration Crisis (V1428)
15 credits, Level 5
In this module, you analyse how national policies in the 20th century have contributed to shaping refugee policies in the European Union.
You examine how Europe has dealt with large numbers of people seeking help, and why there has been some resistance with the creation of restrictive legislation.
- the reasons for this ever more stringent approach
- its implementation from drafting restrictive legislation to setting up especially trained police forces guarding the borders
- how refugees are housed and treated once they have crossed the border, legally or illegally
- (political) self-organisation by refugees to safeguard their interest
- the chances of being granted asylum or even integrated into the host society.
100%: Coursework (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.