January in London, England

  • Roehampton
  • London
Spend part of your summer in London studying at the top-ranked ‘best modern university in London’. Set on a beautiful and historic campus, this study program offers a personalised academic experience that will help you become the kind of graduate employers are looking for: a confident, critical thinker, able to adapt to a changing world, with an ongoing passion for your subject.

Hosted at the University of Roehampton London, students are taught by leading professors with a personal learning experience. The university offers innovative programs of study, enabling students to pursue particular areas of interest and has a growing community of international students on campus who are on study abroad programs.

Participants of this program can choose from the following courses: 

  • Media and Social Change: Class, Race and Ethnicity
  • London: History, Art, Society
  • Understanding Globalisation

Academic Requirement: 
To qualify, students must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 4.0 (out of 7) or equivalent. If your current GPA falls below the requirement, please contact us to discuss your situation. We will do what we can to find the right program for you.

NOTE: Please be advised that the University of Roehampton requires a student’s official transcript when considering applicants. Ordering an official transcript from a university can take up to a few weeks. Students applying near or on the program’s application deadline should plan to have their official transcript on hand.

How to choose your courses:
Now the fun part! As part of the application process you will be required to complete the CISaustralia Course Selection Worksheet. 

Course load: 1 course

Course approval:  
Although you will only take one course on the January program, it is best to get 2-3 courses approved by your university before you go overseas. This gives you some flexibility. Why not consider opting for an interesting elective if your degree allows. 


Course descriptions:

Media and Social Change: Class, Race and Ethnicity
Module Description
This module focuses on the ways in which non-fiction media such as news, documentary, lifestyle journalism and popular factual television articulate and explore contemporary experiences of profound social change. It focuses especially on the changing landscape of social class, race and ethnicity and asks how the media engages with these changes and presents them to its publics. Topics include: narratives of social aspiration and social mobility, class labelling, depictions of the upper and elite classes, rhetorics of race, immigration, home and belonging.
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UK10 credits. Approx. 36 hours face to face in class lecture / tut hours + approx. 65 hours independent study
Media and Social Change is a second year module (Level 5 of British system)


London: History, Art and Society
Module Description
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop an initial understanding of the history of London and of some of its most celebrated monuments, heritage and art-historical sites. It will introduce students to various types of historical artefacts – architecture, sculpture, painting and archaeological objects – and to various types of historical sources and approaches to them. You will develop a meaningful awareness of the particular character and challenges of London history through these visual and material sources as well as texts, both factual and fictional – and different approaches to them. The syllabus will include visits to London’s museums and heritage sites such as Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and less well-known sites, off the 'tourist trail'. View Syllabus

UK10 credits. Approx. 36 hours face to face in class lecture / tut hours + approx. 65 hours independent study
London: History, Art and Society is a second year module (Level 5 of British system)
Additional Fees (£80-£150): Towards the various galleries/museums/cultural houses visited as part of this course. 


Understanding Globalisation
Module description
Globalisation is a process crossing social boundaries. It also crosses disciplinary divisions. This module is therefore designed to be an introduction to thinking about the new world order where moral, economic, political, and ecological issues are intertwined with a debate about the future of society. This is now a vogue topic in both academic and public spheres and a crucially important topic in current sociological debates. View Syllabus

UK10 credits. Approx. 40 hours face to face in class lecture / tut hours + approx. 65 hours independent study
Understanding Globalisation is a second year module (Level 5 of British system)