Immigration & Asylum Law (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


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 20 hours of contact time and about 130 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: