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Immigration and Asylum Law Short Course

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This course will provide students with the most up to date developments in immigration and asylum law; learning about the sources of law.

Why choose this course?

The Immigration and Asylum Law short course is taught over 10 weekly classes at City's central London location.

The course is aimed at those without formal legal immigration/asylum law training but with an interest in this area.

It is an area of huge current interest within the media and relevant to all workplaces. Tutored by industry experts, the programme is based on expert knowledge and gives the flexibility of allowing you to continue working whilst developing new skills and abilities.

Course overview

Students will be provided with refusal letters and case determinations in order to understand what the decision maker is considering, e.g. in a spousal refusal the judge may be examining the intention of the parties.

Then discussion is held on the evidence that can demonstrate intention. Case scenarios are given to students drafted in a similar way to examination questions so those students who wish to progress their career in immigration law may be better prepared.

This part-time Immigration and Asylum Law course covers areas such as nationality, visiting the UK, points based system applications from students and workers, marriage and family applications, asylum applications and appeals, human rights impacting on immigration and asylum matters, European Union law, removal, deportation and appeals.

  • “ …extremely interesting and useful to my everyday legal work… ”

    Sukhi Bakhshi

    Former student

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

By the end of the Immigration and Asylum short course, you will be able to outline the main features of immigration law relating to work, dependents, legal status of refugees, penalties and appeals.

Topics covered

  • British nationality;
  • Visitors;
  • Points based system employment;
  • Points based system students;
  • Spouses and relatives;
  • Human rights;
  • Asylum handing;
  • Asylum law;
  • Appeals and deportation.



English requirements

Good written and spoken English.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching & assessment

There will be a series of 10 classes, with scope for students to engage in discussion on individual topics.

There are no formal assessments, informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

  • Immigration Law Handbook, Phelan & Gillespie, 9th edition 2015
  • OISC Level 1 Resource Booklet 10 October 2014
  • JCWI Immigration and Nationality Handbook.
  • A User's Guide to the System of British Immigration, Nationality and Refugee Law Immigration and Asylum - Emergency Procedures
  • Statutory materials will be available for reference in class.

Tutor information

  • Nasreen Choudhury

    Nasreen Choudhury, a non-practicing solicitor, came onto the Roll of Solicitors in 2004 and previously practiced as a solicitor in the areas of welfare, immigration, family and criminal law.

    Nasreen has worked in private practice and for non-governmental agencies representing clients in high profile cases up to and including at the High Court.