Minor in Migration and Development

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Available for students starting in September 2017

If you choose a Minor in Migration and Development you will study a range of modules that all examine the topic of migration, and how this impacts upon politics, economics, and development. The impact of migration upon society is significant, not only in terms of perceived multiculturalism, but also in the pragmatic ways in which we see an impact on family, religion, work, health and social and political movements.

Year 1

In your first year you will investigate the part played by migration in both shaping and challenging inequality. This will include an examination of which groups have power and privilege over others, and whether there is a shift in this power where there are significant numbers of migrants. You will also have the opportunity to study many of the specific issues surrounding migration and diaspora in contemporary global society.


  • Power, Privilege and Diversity
  • Migration and Diaspora

Year 2

In your second year you will study the issues of ethnicity more broadly. Studying in Leicester, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Europe, you will be best placed to examine what life in multi-ethnic society is like. You will also examine how, through time, migrant populations have formed social movements to ensure that they are represented and not marginalised in all areas of social life.


  • Ethnicity and Society
  • Social Movements and Collective Action

Year 3

In your final year you will study modules that focus on the practical issues surrounding migration and development. You will begin with an examination of how memory and our sense of history and identity plays a part in shaping society - and clearly, migration plays a significant part in this. You will also study the issues around ‘development’ more widely; not only in terms of looking beyond British and American society, but also in terms outside the boundaries of sociological enquiry.


  • Global Poverty and Development
  • Living with Risk

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this minor.


You will be assessed through a combination of course work, examinations and research projects.

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    On a Major/Minor degree, 25% of your course will be your Minor (in this case Migration and Development) and 75% will be your Major.


    Please note that you cannot study a Minor in Migration and Development with a Major in Sociology.

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