New migration and super-diversity

Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy

College of Social Sciences


Code 22829

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester Autumn or Spring

Module description

Over the past ten years the nature of immigration to UK has changed and brought with it a transformation of diversity, which has been termed super-diversity. This major shift has reached all corners of the UK and is being experienced across the EU and has brought with it a range of challenges for policymakers and academics around how we research and respond to rapid change. This module aims to introduce students to the concepts of super-diversity and new migration and to develop their understanding of the ways in which policy responses to new migration impact upon the provision of social welfare. The module is also intended to develop students' ability to think critically and to present their ideas.