Immigration Law

Module code: LW3460
Module co-ordinator: Professor Bernard Ryan

Module outline

This module begins with an outline of the history of migration to Britain, its legal regulation and the sources of migration law. It then moves on to evaluate the main intellectual and political controversies in the fields of nationality, immigration and asylum law in Britain. You will investigate the legal rules governing British citizenship and the system of immigration control and law in Britain. You will analyse the main immigration categories in Britain which include economic migration and family migration. You will examine the law of asylum, the law relating to the deportation of foreign nationals as well as the implications of European Union law and the European Convention on Human Rights for immigration rights in Britain.


  • 32 one-hour lectures
  • 8 two-hour seminars


  • Essay, 2,500 words including footnotes (20%)
  • Exam, 3 hours (80%)