Migration and Global Development (004IDA)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 270 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.