Racial Inequality and Black Activism in the UK

Why study this module?

This module broadly explores how contemporary issues and challenges in the UK are connected to race and racism. After an initial introduction to Black British history and the construction of race, we’ll focus on specific topics to explore the UK context in-depth.

Week by week you'll look at issues such as health, education, housing, politics, policing and poverty and the COVID pandemic. You’ll explore these key topics through critical race theory, practical case examples and expert knowledge.

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

Please note that our summer school modules are currently subject to validation. In the unlikely event that a module isn’t validated by its start date, we will get in touch to discuss the options available to you.

Applications now open!

To register for this summer school module you'll 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 this summer school module if you are 18-years-old or above. If you are a non-native speaker you can also choose to take this module in combination with our English Language module.

You should have an English language certificate confirming your level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) qualification. Acceptable English language certificates include IELTS, Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, TOEFL and institutional tests such as those offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. Exceptions may apply if you are a native speaker or if your current degree is being taught in English (UK NARIC certification required). 

You may need a visitor visa to attend the summer school depending on your nationality and personal circumstances. A standard visitor visa will cost £95 and we will provide you with visa guidance after you have submitted your application.

This module can also be taken in combination with our Internship in London module. Entry requirements for this combination can be found on our Internship in London page.


More about this module

This module will enable you to understand:

  • the construction and history of race in the UK
  • the contemporary issues in the UK and how this may relate to the subject of race and racism
  • how all of the knowledge delivered to you connects to your work, yourself and your lived experiences
Teaching and assessment

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

Assessment on this module will consist of two parts:

  • firstly, you'll engage in reflexive practice and will journal your experience which can be submitted either as written, audio or videoed summaries
  • secondly, you'll produce an essay which analyses a UK news story, event or issue in relation to race and identity
Module fees

The cost of this module is £1,400. Discounts are available if you wish to take more than one academic module from each session. Please contact us for further information. 

If you would like to take this module in combination with our English Language module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

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

How to apply

To register for this summer school module you'll 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.