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EUST2010: Migrations and Asylum in the EU

This unit will focus on mobilities, migrations and political asylum in the European Union. It will consider both intra-EU migrations and migrations to and from the EU and associated countries, as well as the increasingly vexed issue of political asylum. The unit will study the impacts of skilled mobilities, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, language and religion in migration patterns as well as the impact of internal and external geopolitical tensions such as EastWest divides, wars and terrorism.

Code EUST2010
Academic unit European Studies
Credit points 6
12 Junior credit points from Table A

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply theoretical concepts and historical knowledge of European migration to discussions of migration and asylum in a range of academic and professional fields
  • LO2. demonstrate understanding of the relationship between European law and policy and national law and policy as concerns the issues of migration and asylum
  • LO3. discuss contemporary issues in labour and business migration in the EU and extrapolate understandings of the EU context to other contexts
  • LO4. demonstrate sensitivity to the impacts of variables such as gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity and language on both political approaches to and personal experience of migration
  • LO5. demonstrate ability to think critically about how the media present specific events and issues related to the topics of migration and asylum, and to distinguish forms of media bias in reporting issues
  • LO6. demonstrate an ability to consider a range of approaches and points of view in discussing and working through issues collectively and collaboratively.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.