Understanding Global Migration (L7041C)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This interdisciplinary module focuses on the profound impact of human migration on the world we live in. It explores a range of geographical, economic, political, social and cultural issues surrounding migration.

The module introduces the key theories, concepts and ideas used to define and understand migration. It covers the main types, causes and consequences of migration. Following a roughly chronological sequence in order to foster a sense of historical continuity and change, it covers topics such as:

  • labour migration
  • refugees
  • irregular migration
  • integration and exclusion
  • migration and development
  • the impact of gender on the migration process.

Teaching

73%: Lecture
27%: Practical (Workshop)

Assessment

100%: Coursework (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.

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 feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: