|Semester 2 2024-25
This module is designed to provide a critical understanding of migration and immigration policy at a national and global level. The module will explore influences on immigration policy (including economic, political and media driven) and the impacts that immigration policy has on particular groups and communities. The module will provide students with the knowledge and understanding to critique and analyse current trends and debates within immigration policy.
To explore migration and immigration policy and its relationship to social policy
To engage students in current debates about migration and immigration in the UK and abroad
To develop students use of critical analysis to understand how policies develop and the various factors that influence policy development in this area
To develop students use of critical analysis and research evidence to assess the impacts of policies on groups and communities.
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Critically evaluate the development of policy responses to migration and immigration within their historical context.
Understand current debates and controversies within immigration policy and how various actors influence these debates in the UK and internationally
Use research evidence and data to analyse the impact of immigration policies on migrant groups and communities
Apply key concepts in the study of migration and immigration and Social Policy
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Feedback will be given in accordance with the University Policy on feedback in the Guide to Assessment as well as in line with the School policy.
Castles, De Haan & Miller (2019) The age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World
Philmore, J (2015) Migration & Social Policy
Mayblin & Turner (2020) Migration studies and colonialism
Owen, D (2020) What do we owe refugees?
Bartram, Poros & Monforte (2014) Key concepts in migration
Bloch & McKay (2016) Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City
Freeman, G (2016) Handbook of Migration and Social Policy