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, 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 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 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 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.

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