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SOU44061Migration Mobilities and Integration - 10ECTS

Module Content/Outline:

This module examines key forms of contemporary international movement, migrations, mobilities and transnationalism. We begin with an overview of the main migration phases globally before moving on to explore particular aspects of contemporary migration such as intra-European mobility, high skilled migration, irregular migration and lifestyle migration. Conceptual and empirical discussions will be linked to wider social transformations including the economic downturn, globalisation, securitization after 9/11 and skills mobility.

Learning Objectives:

Students successfully completing the module will be able to:

  • distinguish between key concepts such as migration, mobility and transnationalism;
  • · explain and critically discuss the main theories of migration;
  • discuss and evaluate the links between migration, globalisation, securitization and the economy
  • critically engage and examine current empirical research and policy documents in the field of migration.

Critically engage and examine current empirical research and policy documents in the field of migration.

Lectures & Tutorials/ Contact hours:

One lecture and one tutorial per week.

Workload: Lectures: 22 hrs; Tutorials: 22 hrs; Exams/assignments: 22 hrs; Self-study: 284 hrs. Total: 350 hours.

Recommended Texts/ Key Reading:

De Haas, H., Castles, S. and Miller, M.J. 2020. The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (6th ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Amelina, A., Horvath, K., Meeus, B. (Eds.) 2016. An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation. Springer.

De Haas, H., Czaika, M., Flahaux, ML, Mahendra, E., Natter, K., Vezzoli, S., Villares-Varela, M. 2018. International Migration, Trends, Determinants and Policy Effects. IMI Working Paper Series, No. 142. DEMIG No. 33.


· take home exam at the end of term (worth 80% of final grade).

· Tutorial attendance and student presentation (worth 20% of final grade).