Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2109: Anthropology of Forced Migration

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Kawa Morad (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module aims to introduce you to the current key issues, theoretical discussions, and debates surrounding forced migration and displacement. It aims to provide you with analytical tools and methods to better understand some of the most significant issues pertaining to displacement and forced migration. It will provide a solid introduction and basis to anyone wanting to pursue research, studies, or work on or with forced migrants in a variety of contexts. You will gain foundational knowledge of anthropological theories and concepts as they relate to forced migration and begin to develop an understanding of complex forced migration issues above cultural assumptions and everyday representations, thinking critically and analytically about key questions and problems. These concepts will be utilized to understand a variety of forced displacement contexts.

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