Spread your wings in London

We've postponed the launch of our International Summer School until summer 2021 when we'll be developing an exciting array of modules for you to study here in the heart of London.

Register your interest in our International Summer School and be the first to know when the details of our 2021 programme have been announced.

Why study this course?

Our Campus to the Commons: Politics in London course takes four weeks to complete and is part of our International Summer School programme. This course will introduce you to the different issues and debates that shape contemporary British politics. It examines the structures, values and operations of the key actors and institutions of the UK government, including the legislature and executive, judiciary and political parties. 

Throughout this course you will explore the policy making process, electoral politics, the role of women and minorities in British politics, the changing role of the Prime Minister and the impact of Brexit on the party system and public opinion. You will also cover the breakdown of the post-war consensus.

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

Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on our summer school if you are currently studying an undergraduate degree with another university.

More about this course

This course will introduce you to the dominant ideologies that have shaped modern politics in the UK. You will focus on key themes, including:

  • the Institutions of government: the constitution, the executive, the legislature, the judiciary and the monarchy
  • the political process: interest groups, political parties, mass media, elections and voting behaviour, and cyber-activity and the use of social media 
  • policymaking: race and immigration, welfare and health-care reform, Brexit and the collapse of the post-War Consensus 
  • employability enhancement: researching government-produced data/documents and online resources and presenting findings
Teaching and assessment

Throughout this course you will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, workshops and study trips to the Houses of Parliament and the London Assembly. 

Assessment on this course includes a seminar presentation and a 1,500 word essay.

Course fees

The course fees for our International Summer School 2021 are yet to be confirmed. Register your interest in our International Summer School to receive course updates including fees.

If you have any questions about tuition fees please get in touch with Johanna Kunze.

How to apply

Applications for our International Summer School 2020 are no longer being accepted as we have postponed until summer 2021. Register your interest in our International Summer School and be the first to know when the details of our 2021 programme have been announced, including details on how to apply.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Johanna Kunze either by email at studyabroad@londonmet.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7133 4058.