SO468 Half Unit
International Migration and Migrant Integration
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Patrick McGovern STC.S110
This course is available on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in Political Sociology and MSc in Sociology. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
Coverage of contemporary sociological perspectives on migrant integration including admissions, policy, labour market incorporation; welfare and social rights; 'assimilation' and social integration; national models of integration; multiculturalism; religion and ethnicity; and the second generation.
This course is delivered through a combination of lectures, online materials and seminars totalling a minimum of 20 hours in LT, with a revision session in ST.
Reading Weeks: Students on this course will have a reading week in LT Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
All students are expected to write two non-assessed pieces of work during the term.
There is no recommended textbook. Books of a general nature that cover substantial parts of the syllabus are: S. Castles and M. J. Miller (2013) The Age of Migration (5th edn); P. Kvisto and T. Faist (2010) Beyond A Border and A. Portes (2014) Immigrant America (4th edn). A more comprehensive bibliography will be available to students taking this course.
Exam (80%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Presentation (10%) and class participation (10%) in the LT.
Student performance results
(2016/17 - 2018/19 combined)
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: 35
Average class size 2019/20: 12
Controlled access 2019/20: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills