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    A critical examination of the causes and consequences of migration from Ireland and Scotland since 1800.

    This paper examines the causes, consequences and legacies of two of Europe’s largest population flows: the Irish and the Scots. It adopts a broad comparative, chronological, geographical and thematic approach to explore issues of continuity and change. The course also provides students with an opportunity to develop their methodological skills through working with original sources such as migrant letters, oral testimonies and ethnic periodicals.

    About this paper

    Paper title Irish and Scottish Migrations in the 19th and 20th Centuries
    Subject History
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    36 200-level points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.

    Professor Angela McCarthy -

    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Professor Angela McCarthy

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via lectures and tutorials.

    Course materials will be made available electronically.
    Course outline

    Available via Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the patterns and processes of Scottish and Irish migration
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the main themes and debates surrounding the causes and consequences of migration from Scotland and Ireland
    • Evaluate diverse concepts and perspectives about migration
    • Evaluate the key benefits, drawbacks and interpretations of primary and secondary sources
    • Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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