London, United Kingdom

World City: London since 1960

when 17 June 2017 - 8 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1515

Post-war London; economic, social, cultural change since the 1960s; the London economy; local government from London County Council (LCC) to the Greater London Authority (GLA); housing, transport, crime, class and ethnicity. Field walks around central and other areas of London demonstrating material delivered in lectures.

Target group

Students with an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
Minimum age: 18

Course aim

The module aims to allow students to explore the development of modern London from the perspective of the main social science disciplines. It aims to provide an overview of the history of London from the 1960s and enables students to gain an understanding of the economic, cultural and socio-geographical factors which have made the modern metropolis. In addition, it aims to engage with the contemporary issues of crime, class, ethnicity, transport, housing and cultural life, and what is now truly a world city. London is, in effect, a Cosmopolis.

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 : 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.
Prices vary and are available in full detail on our website.