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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3204: Migrants, Refugees and Citizens in the UK

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:  

  • Immigration as a political, social and regulatory issue
  • Historical perspectives on UK immigration and nationality law
  • The legal structure of control
  • UK nationality law
  • Human rights and immigration
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Families and children under immigration law
  • Criminality, deportation and detention
  • Vulnerable migrant workers

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activities16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities1010 x 1 hour seminars
Guided independent study88.5Lectures and workshops preparation (to include advance reading and preparation of questions and activities)
Guided independent study35Revision and assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Articles from journals, for example:

Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law

European Journal of Migration and Law

Public Law


Online resources such as:

Free Movement

UK Human Rights Blog: