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.

Key information

Start date: 8 June 2020
Duration: Four weeks
Cost: £1,400
School: School of Social Sciences 
Location: Holloway campus
Credit value: 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points  
Application deadline: 1 April 2020

To register for this summer school course you will need to fill in our International Summer School application form.

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 cost of this course is £1,400.

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

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

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

How to apply

To register for this summer school course you will need to fill in our application form below.

International Summer School 2020 application form

Application deadline: 1 April 2020

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.