London, United Kingdom

Global Migration and Health

when 29 June 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

The aim of this course is to analyse the interplay between global migration and physical, mental and social well-being. Patterns of migratory movement have an impact on individual health as well as on public health and this impact is most apparent when migrant health and public health are understood to include psychological factors. The ability of migrants to integrate into a host society is based on combined mental, physical, cultural and social well-being. Absence of physical ill-health is not by itself sufficient for successful integration in a host society. However, the structural inequalities experienced by migrants have a significant impact on their overall health. Migration 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 is an applied economist with broad interests in labour and development economics. She is particularly interested in a multidisciplinary approach that draws from other disciplines, such as sociology, educational studies and psychology. Her

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 2100: There is a built-in tuition fee discount for students studying for 6 weeks (2 modules)
GBP 1100: Accommodation (optional) is available, close to campus in central London. The cost will be approx. £1100 per 3-week Session.