Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3156E: Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some of the following topics:

  • Immigration as a political, social and regulatory issue
  • Historical perspectives on UK immigration and nationality law
  • The legal structure of control
  • UK nationality law
  • Entering and living in the UK
  • European law 1: The European Convention on Human Rights, the Human Rights Act 1998 and immigration control
  • Temporary migration for visits, work or study
  • Family migration
  • Criminality, deportation and detention
  • Immigration law and vulnerability
  • European law 2: EU immigration policy, asylum law and free movement law
  • The Refugee Convention and other forms of protection

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4.53 x 1.5 hour workshops
Guided Independent Study73.5Lecture and workshop preparation, to include advance reading and preparation of questions and activities
Guided independent study50Revision and assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association

International Organization for Migration

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Migrants Rights Network

Migration Policy Institute (US based)

Refugee Council

Refugee Law Reader

UK Visas and Immigration

UK Visas and Immigration Operational Guidance and the Immigration Rules

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

University of Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy and Society