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University of Roehampton International Summer School

Summer School

Our summer school offers you the chance to continue your academic studies by taking courses relating to your major, minor or general education over a three or six week period.

Roehampton is a small, friendly, collegiate community where students can live, learn and socialise together on a beautiful and historic campus in south-west London. We offer a range of excellent facilities as well as easy access to the world-class museums, libraries and galleries of London. By embarking on this period of study you will experience British university life, make new friends and immerse yourself in London, one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities.

Whatever your nationality, our summer school aims to help you progress with your academic career whilst living in London. Download our Summer School Guide here!

If you have any questions regarding the Summer School please contact Roehamptonabroad@roehampton.ac.uk.

University of Roehampton International Summer School

University of Roehampton International Summer School session 1 2017

University of Roehampton International Summer School session 1 2017

Description

Our summer school offers you the chance to continue your academic studies by taking courses relating to your major, minor or general education over a three or six week period.

Download our Summer School Guide here!

If you have any questions regarding the International Summer School please contact Roehamptonabroad@roehampton.ac.uk.

 

University of Roehampton International Summer School Session 1

Arrival day: Thursday 8 June 2017
Classes begin: Monday 12 June 2017
Classes end: Friday 30 June 2017
Departure: Saturday 1 July 2017

Modules

Level  1

Media City and Cultural Capital

Two Children and the Story of the English Education System 

Gods and Heroes of Classical Mythology 

Introduction to the London Stage 

Level 2

The Psychology of Murder 

Magic, Murder and Mystery in London Literature

Social Programme

Tuesday 13th June 2017 – Hidden Pubs of London

Welcome to higgledy-piggledy London on a tour that takes in the best old pubs in town. Explore back alleys and secluded courtyards to find the hidden gems that only locals know about.

Friday 16th June 2017 – Windsor Day Trip

Be queen (or king) for the day and join us for a day out at the Queen's castle on the outskirts of London. See where she entertains heads of state, relaxes with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh and walks her darling corgis. This dazzling palace is where Queen Elizabeth calls home. We also visit St George’s Chapel, an architectural jewel for the most chivalrous Order of the Garter, and burial place of Henry VIII and his beloved wife Jane Seymour.

 

Sunday 18th June 2017 – Oxford

Visit England’s oldest university town! Attended by 26 prime ministers and over 50 Nobel Prize winners, not to mention, actors, poets and movie directors. See the dreaming spires that inspired them all. We also see the river where Lewis Carroll took the real Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter's Hogwarts’ dining hall (when available) and the colleges where CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien taught. Free time options including the Covered Market, the Eagle and Child and plenty of colleges who wait to share their secrets.

 

Friday 23th June 2017 – Tower of London (Afternoon)

The Tower of London is London’s best attraction if you love history and all its gruesome tales of treachery and execution. Built by William the Conqueror after his invasion in 1066 this is the quintessential medieval fortress. Your guide will reveal the secrets of The Bloody Tower, Traitors Gate, and the Scaffold Site (where Henry VIII executed two of his wives). The Tower is also a chance to be dazzled by the spectacular Crown Jewels which contain the largest cut diamond in the world.

 

Wednesday 28th June 2017 – Wicked Theatre Evening

Ding dong the witch is dead! You know the song, but do you know the real story behind the wicked witch of the west? Wicked, the prequel to The Wizard of Oz, is the untold story of the witches of Oz and how one became good, and the other wicked. With incredibly moving songs and breathtaking sets, Wicked transports audiences to a spectacular fantasy world of wizardry and witchcraft. A world that defies belief (and gravity)!

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University of Roehampton International Summer School Session 1 and 2 2017

University of Roehampton International Summer School Session 1 and 2 2017

Description

Arrival day: Thursday 8 June 2017
Classes begin Session 1: Monday 12 June 2017
Classes end Session 1: Friday 30 June 2017
Classes begin Session 2: Monday 3 July 2017
Classes end Session 2: Friday 21 July 2017
Departure: Saturday 22 July 2017

The session 1 and 2 package includes tuition, accommodation and the social programme for a discounted price of £4155. You can also choose to pay for the elements separately.

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University of Roehampton International Summer School Session 2 2017

University of Roehampton International Summer School Session 2 2017

Description

Arrival day: Thursday 29 June 2017
Classes begin: Monday 3 July 2017
Classes end: Friday 21 July 2017
Departure: Saturday 22 July 2017

Modules

NEW: English Language Development 2 

Level 1

Art in London Museums 

Level 2

NEW: Art Psychotherapy: madness, creativity and healing

NEW: Hidden London

Londonopolis 

 

Social Programme

Friday 7th July 2017 – Hampton Court day trip including entry

Hampton Court Palace is Henry VIII's magnificent riverside palace. Walk the same halls that Henry VIII walked and visit the Great Hall where Henry entertained hundreds of guests with lavish banquets and endless hours of entertainment. Listen out for the cries of Catherine Howard's ghost as we tour the Haunted Gallery and tour William and Mary's apartments, designed by the great architect Christopher Wren. Finally, explore the gardens and get lost in Hampton Court's world famous maze.

Sunday 9th July 2017 – Stonehenge and Bath

This day combines Bath: a beautiful golden hued city that will take your breath away- with Stonehenge. In Bath drink the healing waters, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy stories of Jane Austen and Georgian high society. At Stonehenge your guide will separate fact from fiction and myth from reality as you gaze upon these mysterious stones. Magic, mysticism, and even the legend of King Arthur; all form part of the story of this magical place, a 5,000 year old World Heritage Site.

Tuesday 11th July 2017 – An American in Paris at the Theatre

A young American GI pursuing his dream to make it as a painter in the aftermath of war. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer, the ‘City of Light’ becomes the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love.

Friday 14th July 2017 -Boat Cruise and Greenwich (Afternoon)

Board your boat at Tower Pier for the best view you can get of Tower Bridge before traveling east towards Greenwich – the village in the Big City. Hear tales of London's maritime past and present and enjoy a walking tour of Royal Naval Hospital and College, including the Painted Hall (every inch is painted!) Finally, we climb the hill for one of the best views in all of London. Put one foot in the Western Hemisphere and the other in the east as you enjoy the view! Entry to the Observatory is included so you can learn what Greenwich Mean Time is all about. Afterwards relax, and enjoy wandering around the vintage stalls of Greenwich Market.

Wednesday 19th July 2017 – Jack the Ripper tour

Follow the trail of the world’s first, and most infamous serial killer, in his old slashing ground - the East End of London. Step back in time to Autumn 1888, to murky fogs and creepy, gaslit alleyways. Your guide will track the murders and sift through the evidence in a case that terrorised London, baffled the Victorian police, and has fascinated people around the world.

 

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