Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3156: Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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:

  • 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 & Teaching activities4623 X 2 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity96 x 1.5 hour workshops student-led individual and group work, with guidance and intervention from a tutor
Guided independent study145Lecture and workshop preparation, to include advance reading and preparation of questions and activities
Guided independent study100Revision and assessment preparation

Online Resources

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