One year full-time, two years part-time
In an increasingly globalised world, migration and the legal issues involved is a matter of growing importance. The Masters programme in Migration and Law acknowledges the demand for a postgraduate degree which incorporates the intricate relationship between the movement of people and the legalities that surround those migrations. This interdisciplinary degree, offered jointly by the Departments of Law and Politics, enables the student to correlate the theoretical and empirical, legal and political, aspects of the migrant experience. Those undertaking the degree will be introduced to the main theoretical and legal issues in the study of migration and be equipped with knowledge of key themes and approaches to the movement of people. At the same time, the programme emphasises the need for students to develop critical and analytical approaches to the study of migration and law.
On completion of the programme you will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the main theoretical approaches and legal issues relating to the study of migration both nationally and internationally and to practically apply the knowledge and skills acquired during your period of study. By approaching migration
issues from an interdisciplinary perspective the degree is relevant for those intending to undertake a legal career and for those wishing to work in local or national government or with NGOs. It is also suitable for those already working in those fields who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of the way in which the migrant is affected by current and previous legislation. For those wishing to continue their academic studies with a postgraduate research degree – MPhil/PhD – the programme will also provide a sound theoretical and methodological foundation for further study.
Assessment is by a mix of written coursework (essays) and an unseen examination. In addition, you will also be required to write a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation on a related subject of your choosing.