London, United Kingdom

Jack the Ripper’s London: Myth, Reality, and the London Victorian Metropolis

when 17 June 2017 - 29 July 2017
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1515

The Ripper murders; social history of the East End; London in the late Victorian era; the representation of the killings in the media, in film and literature; the historiography of the Ripper murders.

Course aim

The class aims to provide the student with an informed understanding of the social, cultural and economic context of the Whitechapel murders that occurred in the 1880s.
Assessing the wider history of Victorian London, and focusing upon the 1880s in particular, students will learn about class, poverty, wealth, religion and culture in late Victorian London. Students will also learn about the Ripper murders and their effects in the metropolis, and consider why the murders continue to exercise fascination to this day.

Credits info

10 EC
Each Summer School module is worth 20 UK credits (10 ECTS).
Official Transcripts are provided at the end of the course.

Fee info

GBP 1515: Tuition fee per session.
GBP 0: At the time of application, students have the opportunity to select from accommodation at two of the University of Westminster's centrally located Halls of Residence, as well as joining a comprehensive Social Programme including evening events in London, and weekend trips throughout the UK.
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