GY331      Half Unit
Geographies of Global Migration

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Claire Mercer STC 4.18 and Dr Romola Sanyal STC 3.05


This course is available on the BA in Geography, BSc in Economic History and Geography, BSc in Environment and Development, BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics and BSc in Geography with Economics. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.

Course content

Section 1: Migration, governance, politics

Section 2: Migration and development

Section 3: Security and migration



10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT.

Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce two pieces of formative work in the Lent Term

Indicative reading

Cohen, R. (2008) Global diasporas: an introduction, second edition, Routledge, London.

Harris, T. (2013) Geographical diversions: Tibetan trade, global transactions, Univerity of Georgia Press, Athens

Knott, K. and S. McLoughlin (eds) (2010) Diasporas: concepts, intersections, identities, Zed, London

Samers, M. (2010) Migration, Routledge, Oxford

Mercer, C., B. Page and M Evans (2008) Development and the African diaspora: place and the politics of home, Zed, London

Van Naerssen, T., E. Spaan and A. Zoomers (eds) (2011) Global migration and development, London, Routledge


Exam (75%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Coursework (25%, 1500 words) in the LT.


Key facts

Department: Geography & Environment

Total students 2018/19: 22

Average class size 2018/19: 11

Capped 2018/19: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills