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.

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.


This module is offered on the following courses: