Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3143: UK Immigration Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 academic year.


NQF Level 7.5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Thanos Zartaloudis (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Locally and globally the laws and policies, which govern the movement of people from one country to another are becoming increasingly controversial. Thus, this module will offer you a detailed overview and analysis of the legal framework for the system of immigration law in the UK. In its final part the module will introduce you to wider perspectives, such as the impact of securitization and criminalization and the practices of detention and deportation. Finally the module aims to give you the opportunity to engage with a number of case studies on wider questions such as: (1) How does nationalism affect immigration policy? (2) What is the nature of the concepts of sovereignty, citizenship and nationality? (3) Do racial, economic and wider political considerations and popular presumptions influence law and policy and, if so, should they?

The module will be an optional module on the third year of the LLB and is suitable to non-specialist students. It is recommended to those wishing to specialise in immigration law, asylum law and human rights law in the future; and also those who wish to gain a greater interdisciplinary understanding of immigration regulation and critical issues in migration, citizenship and society studies.

Knowledge of the topics covered will enhance students’ employability both within the legal profession and more generally in a range of opportunities where knowledge of this subject is required.

There are no pre-requisite or co-requisite modules to this module.

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