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SOU44061/SOU44063 Migration Mobilities and Integration

Module Content/Outline:

This module examines the social, cultural and economic integration of migrants and their children in Europe and the United States. After an introduction to the central theoretical perspectives in the assimilation discourse, we explore the attainment of migrants in the labour market, education and socio-culturally. We examine how these integration dimensions are influenced by host country institutions, origin country social structures and how they interact.

Learning Objectives:

Students successfully completing the module will be able to:

  • Explain and critically discuss the main theories of migration and the social integration of migrants;
  • Discuss and evaluate the links between migration, globalisation, securitization and the economy;
  • Explain, critically analyse and compare the integration of migrants across a number of dimensions, host and origin countries;

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:

Castles, S. de Haas, H. and Miller, M.J. 2013 The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (5th ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

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

  • Krings, R., Moriarty, E., Wickham, J., Bobek, A. and Salamonska, J. 2013. New Mobilities in Europe: Polish Migration to Ireland post 2004. Manchester: Manchester University Press.


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