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 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.

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 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.