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Course Overview

International Migration has recently gained increased academic and policy interest. This course, while introducing the main analytical concepts concerning migration, addresses the policy dimension in the European context. Additionally the course will assist students in becoming active citizens in an ever changing world.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ezel Tabur

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Either International Relations (IR) or Politics (PI)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Migration has been an ever present feature of human history. Yet in recent years, this subject garnered more political, media, social and academic attention, raising profound political questions that speak to key themes in International Relations. Such themes include issues of human rights, security, citizenship, inequality and development. It also keenly relates to policy-making regarding external and intra EU migration.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35, 39 - 41

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

3500 word essay (50%)

Take Home Exam (50%)

Alternative Resit

3 Hour unseen exam (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseAn ability to examine the political implications of elite discourse on migration .
ProceduralUnderstandAn understanding of the migratory dynamics in Europe since the end of the Second World War.
ProceduralUnderstandA critical awareness of the shifting types of migration in different epochs.
ReflectionCreateDemonstrate the ability to research, analyse and communicate effectively in written form
ConceptualUnderstandA knowledge and understanding of analytical concepts in relation to international migration.

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