Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL3088: Forced Migration, Refugees and International Relations

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Irene Fernandez-Molina (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

There are nearly 32 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people in the world today. They matter because they are people in need of protection but also because their situation both reflects and is a cause of further regional instability.

In this module you will examine the various phases of the refugee crisis, the international frameworks and the solutions that are being pursued. The emphasis will be to ensure that you have an understanding of the differing perspectives – that of the refugee, that of the key international actors and that of the donor community and humanitarian agencies. Some seminars will take the form of simulated refugee crises and provide an opportunity to engage with different case studies. No pre-requisites, co-requisites or previous experience is required.

Module created

02/02/2017

Last revised

02/02/2017