Postgraduate Module Descriptor
LAWM715: International Migration and the Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
While the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is anticipated that most of the following topics will be covered:
- Problems in regulating migration in international law including state sovereignty and the politics of migration globally and nationally;
- The main international European and some other regional instruments in this area;
- Attribution of nationality, deprivation of citizenship and statelessness;
- Admission and expulsion of non-citizens;
- The human rights obligations of states towards migrants;
- Refugees and others in need of humanitarian or other forms of protection (e.g. victims of trafficking);
- EU free movement and its impact on national immigration controls
- Responsibilities of states towards migrants travelling by sea;
- Migrant workers (including migrant domestic workers);
- Family life across national boundaries.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||33||11 x 3 hour student-led seminars. Students will have worked in groups to research topics agreed in advance with the module tutor and will present these for discussion during the class|
|Guided Independent Study||157||Preparation for seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||30||Preparation for formative assessment|
|Guided Independent Study||80||Preparation for summative assessment|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).