Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM715: International Migration and the Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Helena Wray (Convenor)

Available via distance learning


This module will give you an in-depth knowledge of the international and European law framework for the regulation of international migration and the legal, political and conceptual problems associated with it. You will start by examining the problems of regulating international migration including state sovereignty and the politics of migration. You will go on to study the main international and European law instruments in this area, including in the areas of nationality, deprivation of citizenship and statelessness; human rights; refugees; protection of the vulnerable (e.g. victims of trafficking); EU free movement law; migrants travelling by sea; migrant workers; family life across national boundaries.

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