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Undergraduate | MUR-SOC300 | 2024

The Age of Global Mobilities: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migration

Explore human migration across the world. Think about humanitarian crises, refugees and asylum seekers. Get critical about media coverage. You’ll work on evidence-based arguments considering human rights and security concerns.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Start dates
29 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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The Age of Global Mobilities: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migration

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. Critically engage with major sociological and development concepts related to human migration, including permanent and temporary migration, displacement, resettlement, borders, citizenship, and human rights.
    2. Understand the impact of influential debates concerning temporary and permanent migration, refugees, asylum seekers, and human rights.
    3. Know where to source quality news coverage and opinion pieces on refugees, migration, and border politics, and critically appraise information circulating on social and popular news media on these topics.
    4. Synthesise evidence, interpretations and policy debates to make an evidence-based argument in written, verbal and/or other forms, applying the ethical and other conventions of the discipline.

Entry requirements


To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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