International development

Mobilities and Global Inequalities

Module code: 004IDA
Level 6
30 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Essay, Coursework

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.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of key theoretical perspectives from migration studies and development theories and how these intersect.
  • Critically reflect on the ideas, theories and assumptions of dominant academic and policy approaches to migration and development.
  • Independently identify and analyse suitable empirical evidence and case studies.
  • Critically apply knowledge of key theoretical perspectives to analyse, evaluate and assess the implications of global forced and voluntary migration for development.
  • Convey clear, critical, and synthetic analysis of issues related to migration-development nexus to informed, non-academic audiences