Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM161: Forced Migration in International Relations

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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 or all of the following topics:

  • The international refugee regime: emergence and evolution
  • International refugee law and refugee status determination
  • Forced migration and International Relations
  • The international refugee regime: UNHCR, international cooperation problems and the politics of humanitarianism
  • The EU dimension: the Common European Asylum System
  • Durable solutions: repatriation, resettlement and local integration
  • Internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  • Environmental displacement
  • Gender and forced migration
  • Peacebuilding, state-building, transitional justice and reparations
  • Biopolitics and refugees

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 activity2211 x 2-hour seminars
Guided independent study78Reading for seminars
Guided independent study200Completion of coursework

Online Resources

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