London, United Kingdom

Global Migration and Health

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2165

The aim of this course is to analyse the interplay between global migration and health, whereby the latter encompasses physical, mental and social well-being. Patterns of migratory movement have an impact on individual physical and psychological health as well as on public health. The ability of migrants to integrate into a host society is based on combined mental, physical and social well-being. However, the structural inequalities experienced by migrants can have a significant impact on their overall health. Migrant health thus goes beyond the traditional management of diseases among mobile populations and is linked to the broader social determinants of health and unequal distribution of such determinants. Case studies will be taken from all over the world but special attention will be paid to migration to the UK and, in particular, to London.

Course leader

Dr Chiara Amini

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will have:

* knowledge of the key theories and approaches to the study of migration;
* understanding of the relationship between migration and the physical, mental and social well-being of migrants;
* understanding of the economic factors in the relationship between migration and health;
* the ability to conduct small-scale fieldwork; and
* the ability to distil information, present ideas and defend a theoretical position.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2165: There is a built-in tuition fee discount for students studying for 6 weeks (2 modules)
GBP : Students are welcome to apply for accommodation at a UCL summer residence.