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QLLM172 Comparative Immigration and Nationality Law (Sem 2)

Module Description:

It relates developments in migration law to wider socio-political developments including:

  • Decolonisation, nationalism, economic demands;
  • Immigration and nationality in pre-modernity and modernity;
  • Paradigms of nationality law;
  • Race and ethnicity in immigration laws;
  • Marriage and families in migration law;
  • Gender and sexuality in migration laws;
  • International and comparative refugee law;
  • Human rights in immigration law;
  • Immigration law as an aspect of Europeanisation;
  • How states create and deal with irregular migration.

Module Aims:

This module aims to provide a comparative, cross-jurisdictional context in which approaches to immigration, asylum and nationality law and policy can be analysed.

It responds to the need to bring an analytical awareness of the trends occurring and directions within the Western context, and globally, of the areas of focus.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in Immigration Law
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

5,000 word course essay


22.5 Credits

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