International Migration in the Age of Securitisation

Module code: PL3143

Global migration levels have grown considerably since the turn of the millennium, due to factors such as wars, unrest, economic concerns, increased free movement and lower travel costs. However, as global unrest has increased, as have security concerns as well, and many have criticised the migrants and increased migration levels for their perceived links to this. This module will allow you to look closely at international migration in our security-focused age.

You'll analyse and critique the key concepts, policy, literature and key debates on international migration and security studies. Plus, you'll examine the relationship between international migration and the discipline of International Relations and its subfields.

Learning

  • 30 hours of seminars
  • 120 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay one, 2,500 words (50%)
  • Essay two, 2,500 words (50%)