Migration and Asylum Policy in the European Union, 7.5 credits (742A26)

Migration och asylpolitik i den Europeiska unionen, 7.5 hp

Course description

The course examines the politics and policies of migration and asylum in the European Union, taking into consideration both contemporary developments and their historical antecedents. Students are acquainted with major scholarly debates in the field as well as with recent political developments around the so-called refugee crisis in the EU. The course places particular importance on the interplay between various areas of EU migration policy, including asylum, labour migration, irregular migration, border security and migrant integration policy. Students also familiarize with the crucial connections and conflicts between the different levels of migration and asylum governance in the EU.

Main field of study

Ethnic and Migration Studies

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Peo Hansen

Course coordinator

Peo Hansen

Director of studies or equivalent

Zoran Slavnic
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7MEM Ethnic and Migration Studies, Master´s Programme - First and main admission round 2 (Spring 2021) v202114-202118 English Norrköping o
F7MEM Ethnic and Migration Studies, Master´s Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students) 2 (Spring 2021) v202114-202118 English Norrköping o

Main field of study

Ethnic and Migration Studies

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies

Entry requirements

Previous studies at least up to a level corresponding to three years of study at a Swedish university, i.e. approximately equivalent to a Bachelors Degree at a British University. The applicant is required to submit one letter of recommendation (written by the applicant’s supervisor) and a 1–2 page outline of the applicant’s current research interests as these relate to the course themes. Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student shall at an advanced level be able to:

  • account for, and critically reflect over, the contemporary and historical development of EU migration and asylum policy
  • account for, and critically reflect ove the interlinkages and conflicts between the various areas that go to make up EU migration and asylum policy
  • demonstrate analytical skills informed by theoretical and conceptual tools relevant to research on EU migration and asylum policy.

 

Course content

The course deals with migration and asylum policy in the European Union, incorporating both contemporary developments and their historical antecedents. Students are acquainted with major scholarly accounts in the field and develop their analytical skills taking into consideration key theoretical and conceptual tools. The course places particular importance on the interplay between various areas of EU migration policy, including labour migration, irregular migration, border security and migrant integration policy. Students also familiarize with the crucial connections and conflicts between the different levels of migration and asylum governance in the EU.

Teaching and working methods

The coruse offers a combination of lectures, seminars, and individual assignments. Students are expected to be well prepared for lectures and to have completed assigned preparations for seminars. Language of instruction: English

Examination

The course is examined through seminar participation and written assignments. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

ECTS, EC

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för kultur och samhälle
There is no course literature available for this course.
GRU1 Group Assignment EC 2.5 credits
EXAM Examination Paper EC 5 credits

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