Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3156: Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Helena Wray (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


Immigration is one of the most important yet deeply contested of contemporary questions. Control over the entry and stay of non-nationals is considered to be a defining characteristic of modern states, yet people have always moved across national borders and continue to do so in ever greater numbers. This module will introduce you to the legal structure of British immigration control, placing the law in its historical, political and social context, and explaining the impact of European and international law. In so doing, the course will give you insight into one of the most poorly understood yet critical factors shaping modern British society.

You will be asked to submit two essays for this module, one as a formative assessment and a second as your summative assessment.  The highest mark received from these two essays will count towards 25% of your module grade.

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