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POL2086 : Issues in Global Migration (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr lucrezia Canzutti
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


What factors shape migration flows worldwide? How does international mobility transform migrants’ countries and societies of origin? Do migrants and refugees represent a threat to the economy, democracy, and security of their host-states? This module provides students with the opportunity to critically engage with these questions and become familiar with the main debates surrounding the topic of international migration. The course covers a variety of themes including migration and development, democracy, security, conflict and the environment. Using contemporary case studies from across the world, the module combines theoretical insights with accounts of migration in practice.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Global Migration: Who, Where, and Why?
•       Gender and Migration
•       Migration, economic welfare and development
•       Migration and Democracy
•       Migration and Security
•       Migration and Conflict
•       Migration and the Environment
•       Migration, Rights, and Privilege
•       Migration, Citizenship, and Statelessness

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery22:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1164:00164:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures introduce students to the key themes and issues relating to migration. Seminars will provide students with the opportunity to discuss these in greater depth while cultivating collaboration, debate, and peer-learning.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Research proposal2M20500 word research proposal
Research paper2A803000 word research paper
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The 3,000 word research paper evaluates students’ ability to comprehend, engage with, and apply the module content. The 500 words research proposal aims to support the students in the planning phase of the assessment.

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