This module aims to provide a critical understanding of the historical and contemporary geopolitics and globalisation of migration and the theories, approaches and classification used to explain these processes in the 21st century (including issues of transnationalism and social divisions such as gender, class and race). The module is assessed through an essay on a major theoretical approach.
This module looks at the relationship between migration, politics and policies from a comparative and European perspective. It includes an examination of migration regulations and management, anti-immigration politics, conflicts over welfare and resources, migrants participation and organisation. The module is assessed through an essay addressing a range of thematic questions.
This module aims to give students an overview of a range of methods commonly used in conducting research on migration and asylum, and migrant and minority populations. This will include qualitative data collection and analysis, quantitative methods, survey design, and project and programme evaluation. As part of the assessment, students are required to submit a report on a research exercise undertaken independently.
This innovative module engages with the latest debates and developments in international migration and asylum and is delivered through a seminar series with contributors including Middlesex University academics and international and UK-based external speakers (both academics and practitioners from NGOs, media, the public sector). Students will be discussants for the seminars and will need to submit an essay building on this experience as part of the module assessment.
The Dissertation module is taught in term two, and assessed by a 15,000-18,000 dissertation. Students demonstrate expert-level knowledge and advanced- research skills by writing a dissertation paper, supported by a supervisor, on a topic proposed by the student and approved by the module leader.
The module aims to enable students to apply knowledge and skills in a selected workplace experience of 44 days. The workplace experience may be undertaken as an internship negotiated by the student or in their current workplace or an existing voluntary role. By selecting a topic of interest grounded in the workplace experience the student will demonstrate reflexivity, self-regulation and self-assessment in their journey towards personal and professional development. Each year students will be offered a range of placement opportunities in national and international NGOs, migrant organisations and the public sector, building on the networks of the programme team.
Develop advanced knowledge and understanding of the main international law instruments migration and their relationship with UK domestic laws.
Acquire detailed and wide-ranging knowledge of EU laws on free movement of persons, immigration, asylum and border management, and learn how these laws are implemented in practice.
This module considers the implications for International Relations of forces of globalisation, both economic and cultural. It analyses the rise of international organisations, transnational politics and issues of global importance, and explores the theoretical debate surrounding these.
The aim of this module is to analyse foreign policy practices as crucial sites of political agency and choice in the contemporary geopolitics of international relations. This course will draw on the advanced classical and critical theories of international relations and geopolitical perspectives applied to the study of the foreign policy traditions, strategies and practices of the key actors and cases in global politics. The module is designed to encourage and qualify an international group of postgraduate students who may wish to further their specialised study of foreign policy analysis and or employment in fields related to governance, business, politics and diplomacy. The overall aim of this module is to create a multidisciplinary, multicultural learning environment that is reflected on the teaching practice and research of the module leader and receptive to the diverse needs and views of students.
The module aims to enable students to apply knowledge and skills in a selected workplace experience of 15 days. The workplace experience may be undertaken as an internship negotiated by the student or in their current workplace or an existing voluntary role. By selecting a topic of interest grounded in the workplace experience the student will demonstrate reflexivity, self-regulation and self-assessment in their journey towards personal and professional development. Each year students will be offered a range of placement opportunities in national and international NGOs, migrant organisations and the public sector, building on the networks of the programme team.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, Programme Leader Dr Alessio D'Angelo, is also co-Director of the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at Middlesex. He has extensive experience in conducting and coordinating research on migration studies, ethnic diversity and inequalities. Recent projects include large grants from the European Commission and the ESRC as well as research commissioned by Local Authorities and social enterprises. Alessio is experienced in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, with particular expertise on social statistics, data mapping and data visualisation. And with a background as a freelance researcher and consultant, Alessio has worked with national and international public bodies, NGOs, migrant organisations and a number of international research networks and centres.