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Migration, Conflict and Politics (Module)

Module description

*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2017/18 academic year, it is subject to change for future academic years.


This course will teach students about the different categories of migrants, their purposes for migrating and how they are perceived and treated by countries in which they seek entry and the global community more generally.  We will examine the global nature of migration as a political, economic, social and humanitarian issue, with special focus on current migration crises.  We will learn something about the political process that determines how migration is framed and the consequences of framing for international and national policies and attitudes of non-migrants.  We will try to understand why migration is such an important issue in many countries today, and why it has recently been regarded as a security issue.  Our examination will include a broad conceptual framework, including political, economic, social and legal perspectives.

Learning Outcomes

The student will learn about the complexity of the various issues in migration studies and how to think clearly and logically about them.

Staff information

Dr Carol Bohmer*

Teaching pattern

Typically, 1 credit equates to 10 hours of work. For a one term 20-credit module, this will equate to 20 hours of teaching (2 hours per week) with 180 hours of self study.

Module assessment - more information

Coursework only*

Key information

Module code 7SSWM063

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No