What is the course about?
Forced migration comprises one of the most contentious issues in UK politics today. As contemporary political discourse continues to centre around migration, this module provides an opportunity to unpack the politics of refugee crises and resettlement. Beginning with an overview of international refugee law and the relevant conventions, the course will then move on to examining specific case studies, including refugee crises from Palestine, India/Pakistan, Hungary, Uganda, Kosovo, Iraq and Syria. In the process it will provide an opportunity to explore how UK attitudes to refugee resettlement have shifted from the early aftermath of the Second World War to the present day. The teaching in this course will draw heavily on memoirs and testimonies from both refugees and the communities that received them, thus encouraging students to engage with the human experiences of refugee politics. The objective is for students on this course to come away with a much deeper understanding of the foundations of contemporary policy and debates.
What will we cover?
Further details to follow.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details