The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
The course aims to offer you an understanding of the complex and varied nature of forced migration and refugee populations, of their centrality to global, regional and national processes of political, social and economic change, and of the needs and aspirations of forcibly displaced people themselves. It also helps students develop a broad understanding of academic research related to forced migration and refugees, as well as critical thinking and sound evaluative tools.
You will gain the ability to plan, organise and carry out research into aspects of forced migration and refugee studies and the skills necessary to convey theoretical knowledge of forced migration to a variety of different audiences.
Teaching takes place in small classes of anything from 7 to 25 students, to encourage active participation and to enable students to learn from each other. Teaching styles vary and include lectures, workshops, seminars and student presentations.
The Course Director for 2017/18 is Tom Scott-Smith.