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Course Overview

 

  • What is understood by ‘migrant’ in data, law and media/public opinion
  • What the consequences are of these different understandings for experiences, data and public debate
  • How different academic disciplines have explored why people migrate
  • How different academic disciplines have explored migrants’ experiences in host countries.

This course is primarily geared towards people working within the fields of migration and asylum, such as NGOs, legal practitioners, national, international and local policymakers. It’s also suitable to people working in related policy areas such as labour, welfare, human rights and social justice.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Investigate when and to whom the terms ‘migrant’ and ‘migration’ are applicable, and what the consequences are of these labels.
  • Compare different disciplinary contributions to the study of human movement.
  • Assess the role of the media and of the law in shaping public perceptions of migrants and migration.
  • Reflect on the assumptions you bring to debates on migration.