UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SESS0085 Migration and Society: Eastern Europe and Beyond

Key Information

Faculty Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

Teaching department SSEES - Social Sciences

Credit Value 15

Restrictions Open to any undergraduate 2nd and 3rd year students at SSEES. 

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.


We live in an age of migration. In 2020, the International Organisation for Migration reported that there were nearly 272 million international migrants worldwide and 79.5 million people who were forcibly displaced. This module situates migration within broader social, historical and political contexts. In order to gain a comprehensive understanding of human mobility, it conceives of migration as an intrinsic part of broader processes of development, social change and globalisation, instead of as a ‘problem to be solved’. Drawing on empirical and theoretical work, this module will consider some contradictions and continuities in the way migration has been understood in social science scholarship.

This option complements the comprehensive programme of the Sociology modules at the undergraduate level at SSEES by introducing the students to some central themes in the sociology of migration scholarship, drawing on examples of historical and contemporary migration processes in Eastern Europe and Russia.

Module Delivery 2020/21

Intended teaching term: Term 2 Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 5&6)

Methods of assessment

75% Essay (2,500 words)
25% Blog post (600 words)

Mark scheme Numeric Marks

The methods of assessment for affiliate students may be different to those indicated above. Please contact the department for more information.

Number of students on module in previous year (module runs for the first year in 2020/21)

Module leader Dr Agnieszka Kubal

Who to contact for more information SSEES-PS@ucl.ac.uk