Asylum and Refugee Law - LW647

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Spring
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6 15 (7.5) DR T Zartaloudis




Not available if already taken LW572.



This module engages with the matter of asylum and refugeehood in both a national and international context. The module offers a thorough introduction to the sources of asylum and refugee law (UK and international) and a critical consideration of the relevant jurisprudence. The module employs at times interdisciplinary material to aid understanding and reflection and engages with the historical and socio-cultural evolution of the government and regulation of asylum and refugee subjects. In addition, the module devotes time to key contemporary problems in asylum and refugee law and current developments and debates in the field.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

20 hours.

Method of assessment

100% coursework consisting of an essay or when available and at the discretion and with the approval of the convenor a select number of students may undertake clinical work.

Indicative reading

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the national and international sources of asylum and refugee law;
2. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the framework as well as the complexity of the laws and principles of asylum and refugeehood;
3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the history, theory and practice of regulating asylum and refugee subjects;
4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the key contemporary aspects of the international regulation of asylum and refugee protection;
5. Critically evaluate the main scholarly (and in part interdisciplinary) debates in the areas of asylum and refugee law studies.

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