Global Governance of Migration and Refugees (815F8)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

Why are some people authorised to migrate, while others are not? This module takes a global perspective. It examines how migration and refugee policies vary across world regions and different types of states.

On this module, you’ll get an introduction to the governance of migration and refugees. You’ll consider:

  • how states, international organisations and other actors govern people on the move
  • how politics – at global, regional, national, and sub-national levels – shapes migration policies and the settlement experiences of migrants.

You’ll learn about theories and concepts used to analyse migration governance. You’ll also study migration and refugee policies.


33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.