Race, Intersectionality and Black British Identity

Why study this module?

During this module you’ll explore the concept of identity, race and racism in the UK by building upon an understanding of British history and colonisation. This module draws from a wide range of theories, academic work and case studies to paint a rich picture of the UK context.

Throughout this module you’ll cover key topics such as Black British feminism and how this has been influenced by US and African scholars. We’ll also consider the unique British conceptualisation of class and how working-class communities have been the site of both racial tensions and activism.

All of our summer school modules are worth 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points / 7.5 ECTS, and upon successful completion we will provide you with a transcript of records.

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To register for this Summer School module you will need to fill in our application form below.

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Application deadline: 1 April 2021

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Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on our summer school if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree with another university. You should be in good academic standing, with a Grade Point Average of 2.7 or higher or a minimum C grade average or higher (for non-GPA grading systems). If you are a non-native speaker of English you should have an English language certificate, such as IELTS 4.5, confirming a level of B1 under the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

More about this module

This module will cover:

  • the construction of race in the UK
  • the concept of intersectionality
  • how experience of race and racism varies with identity and how different groups are engaged in UK activism
  • how to critically reflect upon how the knowledge acquired in this module connects to your work, yourself and your lived experiences
Teaching and assessment

Throughout this module you will engage in lectures and seminars and also take part in field visits.

Assessment on this module will consist of two parts:

  • firstly, you will engage in reflexive practice and will journal your experience which can be submitted either as written, audio or videoed summaries
  • secondly, you will produce an essay on a particular identity and explore how the identity emerged, which challenges are faced by individuals and how current activism in the UK is pertaining to that identity
Module fees

The cost of this module is £1,400.

If you would like to take two summer school modules, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

If you want to take this module alongside our Internship module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £3,500.

How to apply

To register for this Summer School module you will need to fill in our application form below.

International Summer School application form

Application deadline: 1 April 2021

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Noelle and Johanna from the summer school team at studyabroad@londonmet.ac.uk