UCC ACE Short courses

Migration in Ireland in the Twenty-First Century COURSE CLOSED

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Migration in Ireland in the Twenty-First Century COURSE CLOSED

  • Code


  • College

    Adult Continuing Education

  • Duration

    Eight weeks, Mondays 7-9pm, from 27 January to 16 March

  • Teaching Mode


  • Qualifications

    Cert of Attendance

  • Fees

    €200 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students must be minimum eighteen years at course commencement. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Friday 17 January 2020

  • Venue

    Western Gateway Building, Room G16, UCC

  • Start Date

    Monday 27 January 2020

Course Outline

This course will explore the reasons that mobilise people to migrate, forms of migration, and Irish policies and practices towards migration. It will cover various issues, such as conceptual approaches to migration and refugees; the changing nature of migration and attitudes and perceptions, particularly since the end of the Cold War; the relationship between forced and voluntary economic migration; the impact of refugee flows on the policies of receiving countries and on development policies. This course examines migration within the context of development and human rights. It focuses on migration issues and the refugee industry in Ireland, including aspects of asylum procedures, legislation, the role of the media, NGOs and community groups.

Week 1: Migration and Ireland - Introduction & Facts

Week 2: What is Migration?

Week 3: Immigration Policies in Ireland

Week 4: Refugee and Asylum Seekers

Week 5: Direct Provision 

Week 6: Women’s Experiences

Week 7: Immigrant Children in Ireland

Week 8: Migration Crisis - Between Local and Global


Course Practicalities

The course is a series of 8 two-hour lectures, with handouts supplied as necessary.


Short courses are non-assessed

Who teaches on this course:

Rola Abu Zeid – O’Neill.  An academic in the field of women, conflict, migration, and memory, who has 11 years experience of teaching at Masters and undergraduate levels. She is an ‘Erasmus+ staff mobility for training’ scholar. Rola is a programme coordinator at ACE (Adult Continuing Education, UCC), and has designed some diploma programmes. She is a PhD Candidate (final year) at Department of Sociology (UCC).

She is an experienced researcher, trainer and evaluator in range of fields especially aiming to mitigate exclusion poverty and conflicts, targeting refugees, displaced and disadvantage groups. She leads a successful project in East Cork that focus on multiculturalism through food.


Fees and Costs

The fee for this course is €200.

How Do I Apply

The closing date for applications is Friday 17 January 2020. Fees are listed in each course description. Students register and pay fees before course commencement as follows:

1. Register and pay online by clicking the Apply Now button below. Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolment. In the event of a course not commencing applicants will be informed and their fees will be returned.

2. Payment may also be made by credit or debit card, cheque, postal order or bank draft made payable to UCC and these should be returned together with a completed application form to Short Courses, Adult Continuing Education, The Laurels, Western Road. Application forms are available from the office or they may be downloaded from the link below.

3. Students may also hand in completed application forms to the office at ACE between 9:15am and 5pm each day prior to the closing date. We regret we are unable to accept cash.

Application Form Jan 2020

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