Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW3156: Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law

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

Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the legal structures and the regulation of immigration control, nationality law and asylum in the UK. The module will place legal controls in their historical, social, and political context. It, will require you to demonstrate in-depth understanding of key legal principles and enable you to analyse them within an inter-relating multi-level structure of governance and to consider how these principle reflect the inter-relationship of law and social and political pressures

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate detailed knowledge of the main sources, history and current framework of immigration, nationality and asylum law in the UK and of a substantial range of major concepts, values and principles relevant to its application;
2. demonstrate critical awareness of a wide range of social and contextual implications of the area of immigration, nationality and asylum law;
3. identify, explain and critically evaluate key issues in immigration, nationality and asylum law and to apply relevant rules and theories.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate detailed knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual/social/political implications
Personal and Key Skills5. plan and undertake tasks, individually and with others, with minimum guidance, to reflect critically on the learning process and make use of feedback
6. manage time independently and efficiently in preparing for learning activities, to be proactive in developing own learning, and to work independently within a limited time frame to complete a specified task