Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SSI2006: Immigration in Western Societies
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Alexey Bessudnov (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
Immigration has recently moved to the centre of public debate in many Western countries. In this module you will tackle key debates related to immigration. For example, do immigrants contribute positively to national economies or do they simply take unfair advantage of welfare systems? How do immigrant children perform in schools compared to non-immigrant children? What drives public opinion about immigrants and immigration? In this module you will study how immigrants perform in the labour markets and educational systems in the UK and some other Western countries. You will learn the main theoretical approaches to the study of ethnic minorities and immigrants, as well as the empirical findings from the most recent research. The module has a data analytic component and you will be required to undertake some analysis of survey data about immigration and ethnic minorities.