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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI3002: Immigration in Western Societies

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Alexey Bessudnov (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Immigration has recently moved to the centre of public debate in many Western countries. In this module you will tackle key debates related to immigration. For example, do immigrants contribute positively to national economies or do they simply take unfair advantage of welfare systems? How do immigrant children perform in schools compared to non-immigrant children? What drives public opinion about immigrants and immigration? In this module you will study how immigrants perform in the labour markets and educational systems in the UK and some other Western countries. You will learn the main theoretical approaches to the study of ethnic minorities and immigrants, as well as the empirical findings from the most recent research. The module has a data analytic component and you will be required to undertake some analysis of survey data about immigration and ethnic minorities.

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