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Module Title
Immigration Law

Points-based system, immigration control, visitors, right of abode, nationality and citizenship, settlement, freedom movement, leave to enter, leave to remain, family life, removal and deportation.

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMarch 2015
ApprovedJuly 2015
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to SCQF10 entry requirements or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To provide students with an understanding of key legal concepts and processes related to UK immigration law and current issues in the rapidly changing dynamics of UK immigration law.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the history and sources of UK immigration law.
2. Critically analyse the concept of nationality, citizenship and right of abode.
3. Critically appraise the requirements for applications made under the Immigration Rules and the rights and obligations of holders/applicants.
4. Critically appraise the system of immigration control in the UK.
5. Demonstrate sound understanding of the concept of free movement under EU law.

Indicative Module Content

Common Definitions; History and sources of UK Immigration Law; Nationality, Citizenship and Right of Abode; Points-based System 1; Visitors and Other Categories; Immigration Appeals; Deportation and Removal; Free Movement Under EU Law, Asylum and International Protection; Immigration Regulation in the UK; Providing Immigration Advice.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time

Directed Study

Directed Study

Private Study

Private Study

Mode of Delivery

This is a lecture and seminar based module. Lectures provide core module content. Seminars develop assiciated higher level skills through studnet centered learning.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 3
Component 2 1,2,3,4,5

Examination worth 70% of the overall module grade.

Written coursework essay worth 30% of the overall module grade.

Indicative Bibliography

1.BROWNE K., 2015. Immigration law. Guidford: College of Law Publishing.
2.CLAYTON G., SAWYER C., TONER H., FIRTH G., and WRAY H., 2014. Textbook on immigration and asylum law. 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3.PHELAN M. and GILLESPIE, J., 2015. Immigration law handbook. 9th ed, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781