School of Law

SOLM177 Migration and Asylum Law Through Practice (Sem 2)

Module Description

This module examines the international (and regional, especially European) law dimensions of protecting refugees and other categories of migrants through practice. It provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts and workings of international law, in general, and international (and European) refugee, migration, and human rights law, in particular, as they relate to trans-broder movement, covering aspects of border control, maritime migration, transnational crime, torture, terrorism, and humanitarian governance. Tuition will be delivered in mixed fashion, through a placement with one of the industry partners offering QM-exclusive internships (including: REDRESS – Justice for Torture Victims; The European Council on Refugees & Exiles (ECRE); the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC); AMERA International; Kingsley Napley LLP; and The AIRE Centre: Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) in combination with fortnightly group reflection and consultation sessions with the module convener. Candidates will be selected during Term 1, after a "Meet & Greet" event with partner organisations, and be given a training session before the start of the internship. A choice between on-site and on-line placement options will be available. Regardless of the type of experience, candidates will keep a internship diary, where they will record key milestones of their learning experience. A self-evaluation and guided reflection session will gather the whole group to assess the practical work against set readings and debate key issues in light of current academic, policy, and media debates every other week of Term 2. An oral presentation and a final internship report will complete the assessment portfolio for the module.

Applicable Groupings

This module is only available on:

  • LLM in Human Rights Law
  • LLM in Public International Law
  • LLM in Immigration Law
  • LLM in Criminal Justice Law

Mode of Assessment

  • 2500 words Reflective Internship Diary
  • 15 mins practical presentation
  • 5000 words Final Internship Report


30 Credits