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2024/25 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

SLSP5241M Racism, Decoloniality and Migration

30 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Professor Ipek Demir

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module will provide skills and knowledge to enable students to develop an advanced understanding of theoretical and conceptual debates as applied to particular substantive cases and examples within decolonial, racism, race, ethnicity and migration studies. The module will provide an advanced knowledge and understanding of racism, racial inequality and diversity in the context of global migrations. This will involve the acquisition of advanced knowledge relative to patterns of continuity and change in racism, ethnicity and migration and an awareness of the relationship between ethnic and cultural diversity and social inequality in relation to specific cases in a comparative context.


This module introduces students to ways of understanding racism, race and decoloniality in relationship to migration and culture. Teaching covers core concepts, problems and substantive cases in the formation of racism and decolonial thought in comparative global cultural contexts.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the module students will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate an advanced specialist understanding of the key theories, debates, case studies in studies of racism, race, and diaspora in the context of global migrations;

LO2: Use and apply an advanced level of understanding of the concepts, information and techniques involved in the analysis of racism, race, diaspora and decoloniality in the context of global migrations;

LO3: Display advanced abilities for critical thinking and in-depth comparative analysis of existing scholarship on racism, race, diaspora and decoloniality in global cultural contexts;

LO4: Produce and present at an advanced level a piece of individual analysis of racism, race, diaspora or decoloniality in specific cultural contexts using appropriate conceptual frameworks, comparative approaches and critical inquiry.

Skills learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module students will have demonstrated the following skills learning outcomes:

Subject Knowledge (Evaluation and application of key theories, approaches and arguments)

1. Develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills

2. Engage in active learning

3. Employ effective information searching

4. Employ correct and accurate referencing

5. Adhere to academic integrity protocols and values

6. Communicate effectively to an academic and student audience using a range of oral and written techniques

7. Work collaboratively as part of a group

8. Apply relevant theories to practical real-world examples


Details of the syllabus will be provided on the Minerva organisation (or equivalent) for the module

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours279.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Opportunities for formative feedback and the monitoring of student progress will be achieved through seminar preparation, participation and attendance at open doors.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Essay questions are released no earlier than 4 weeks in advance.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 21/05/2024


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