Brighton, United Kingdom

Global Migration Law

when 18 July 2022 - 5 August 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 15 EC
fee GBP 2420

This module covers the legal and policy frameworks governing migration at international, regional and domestic levels. This will include understanding how the United Nations, European Union, Council of Europe, and UK authorities govern migration, through a range of tools. The module will interest students with a background in Law, International Relations, Global Studies, Politics and Sociology.

The module will combine the legal analysis of legislation and case law, on the one hand, with the contextual analysis of migratory trends at a global level on the other. You will explore broader theoretical, ethical, normative and political debates regarding human rights, security and solidarity.

Throughout this module you will develop through the following areas:

Expand understanding and acquire new competencies in evaluating legal and policy frameworks relating to migration, and a critique and appreciation of broader ethical, normative and political debates.
Think critically and demonstrate theoretical knowledge of key trends in migration law and policy at a global level.
Devise and sustain arguments in assessing the governance tools used to regulate migration by international, regional and domestic actors.
This is a second-year university-level module, and you will be expected to demonstrate coherent and theoretical knowledge, show critical skills, develop arguments in assessing the governance tools, and evaluate legal and policy frameworks. This module benefits from the teaching and research expertise from the University of Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research; a recognised centre of excellence in human rights research. The School of Law, Politics and Sociology is ranked 23rd in the UK for Law in the Guardian University League Table 2018.

Course aim

- Demonstrate a coherent and detailed theoretical knowledge of the key trends in migration law and policy at a global level

- Critically understand and appreciate the key traits of the international, regional and UK laws and practices governing the regulation of migration

- Develop arguments in assessing the governance tools used to regulate migration by international, regional and domestic actors

- Acquire new competencies in evaluating the legal and policy frameworks regulating migration, including from the perspective of broader ethical, normative and political debates.

Credits info

15 EC
All our modules have been formally approved for 15 Sussex credits; equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3-4 US credits. This means that your study at Sussex over the summer can count towards your degree.

Sussex modules are accepted for transfer credit towards degrees at most colleges and universities. But policies and degree requirements vary, so you should obtain approval for transfer of module credit before you apply.

Please consult with your study abroad advisor before choosing your modules to ensure you are able to transfer any credit you need.

Fee info

GBP 2420: The full cost of one 3-week Undergraduate Summer School session will be £2420. If you wish to study for both sessions then you can do so.

This is made up of:

Tuition fees of £1655 per session include:

- All teaching and assessment for one module of study. Where field trips or course excursions are required then the cost of this is included in the tuition fee, however travel costs may be required
- A minimum of 150 study hours, with a minimum of 40 hours class/teaching contact hours
- Modules formally approved for 15 Sussex credits, equivalent to 7.5 ECTS or 3 – 4 US credits
- A transcript of studies upon successful completion of the module (including meeting all attendance and assessment requirements).

The accommodation and campus programme fee of £765 per session include:

- Your own bedroom in on-campus East Slope student village. These are a mixture of en-suite flats and standard flats with shared facilities
- Bedding pack of duvet and duvet cover, sheet, towel, pillow and pillowcase
- Programme of free campus social events and activities throughout each session. Excursions and social programme trips will be provided on Fridays and weekends.


If you are applying from one of our partner institutions, you will be entitled to a reduction in tuition fees. Please contact your study abroad office or for more information.