Core Module Information
Module title: Immigration and Asylum Law

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW10119
Module leader: Richard Whitecross
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

Requisites: AND Pre-requisite: [Module LAW08115] Law of Human Rights AND Pre-requisite: [Module LAW08120] EU Law

Description of module content:

The module is taught over ten Seminars. It will provide the student with a firm understanding of UK Immigration and Asylum law. Topics that will be covered include:Introduction to Immigration and Asylum law; Nationality and Citizenship; Human Rights and Immigration control; Entry to the UK – Family life; Entry to the UK – Work; Asylum; Claiming Asylum, Enforcement, Detention and Removal; and Challenging decisionsThe above will be adapted to reflect frequent changes in law and policy in a very dynamic area of law.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of UK Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy.

LO2: Critically analyse and evaluate the legal regulation of Immigration to and Asylum within the UK.

LO3: Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of Immigration Court procedure.

LO4: Analyse and identify the relevant legal issues, explain the relevant law (statute and case law) and present a reasoned conclusion.

LO5: Demonstrate the ability to research the law and use appropriate legal and academic sources to support arguments and conclusions; and appropriate use of OSCOLA, the law referencing system.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Richard Whitecross
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 30
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Online Guided independent study 168
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 1~2~3~5 Week 9 , WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1~2~3~4 Exam Period HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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