Why study this course?

Our Comparative Education course takes four weeks to complete and is part of our International Summer School programme. This course explains the four steps of academic written and spoken communication and you’ll engage in wider debates around different educational systems. 

You’ll use your own experiences as well as academic grounding to analyse the importance of education, its meaning and purpose. You’ll also attend planned trips and visits around the city of London to help your understanding.

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 Professions  
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

During the first part of this course you’ll learn about what comparative education is, and be introduced to the four steps of the comparative model. From this, you’ll be able to discuss and debate education, social justice and inclusion from various philosophical and sociological perspectives. 

Our course also includes planned trips and visits to complement your learning, with suggested trips including:

  • the Museum of London – focusing on how learning is planned as a ‘journey’ in museums and exhibitions
  • the Museum of Childhood – comparing constructions of childhood experiences 
  • a school visit – focusing on the learning environment, the teaching practice and student engagement

The second part of this course focuses on embedding your understanding of this social theory, so that you’ll be able to write a short educational biography. You’ll also start to critically compare your educational experiences, ideas and systems.

Teaching and assessment

This course is made up of campus-based lectures and seminars, with additional external trips and visits around London to support your learning. 

You’ll be assessed through a 2,000 word learning portfolio that shows academic reflection of an aspect of comparative education. 

Your learning portfolio should reflect on the four-step model and one of the below areas, or another aspect if approved by the module leader: 

  • pedagogy - the practice of teaching
  • educational approaches
  • student voice
  • student engagement
  • organisation of learning environment
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.