Postgraduate Module Descriptor
LAWM715: International Migration and the Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
This module aims to provide you with a deep understanding of the international law framework for the regulation of international migration and the legal, political and conceptual problems associated with this framework. You will learn to appreciate and analyse key debates and undertake independent academic research at an advanced level in this area.
The module also aims to develop your capacity to present complex ideas and to identify, explain, analyse and critique in writing complex factual material, legal instruments, and debates and concepts, using appropriate structure, register and language and supported by competent referencing and bibliography.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate deep and systematic knowledge and understanding of the main international and EU law instruments relevant to international migration and the relationship between them and with national laws;|
2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the operation and effectiveness of the relevant international law in a number of selected areas and the difficulties that arise from their interaction with national states laws and politics;
3. Identify, explain and evaluate key issues relating to international and European law and migration critically and comprehensively and to apply relevant rules and theoretical concepts systematically
4. Carry out independent advanced research into complex legal and policy questions within the area of international migration law;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||5. Demonstrate detailed and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of legal concepts and critical awareness of their contextual/social/political implications|
6. Identify, explain, analyse and critique in writing complex factual material, legal instruments, and debates and concepts, using appropriate structure, register and language and supported by competent referencing and bibliography.
7. Integrate and assess complex information from primary and secondary legal sources comprehensively, using appropriate interpretative techniques
|Personal and Key Skills||8. Manage relevant learning resources/ information/ learning strategies confidently and independently, and to develop own arguments and opinions at a very high/ professional level|
9. Identify, retrieve and use the full range of library-based and electronic resources efficiently and autonomously