Courses and summer schools for university students

We work with a number of London universities to offer quality learning experiences for higher education students, including summer school, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Students study at the Museum of London.

Students study at the Museum of London.

Summer school courses


Curating the City: 1900 to now, King's College London

The museum works with King's College London to deliver short undergraduate university-level Summer School modules which are open to students from around the world.

Curating the City is part of the King’s College London Undergraduate Summer School and looks at the social, economic, and political history of London in the twentieth century by closely examining the various collections held at and the varied types of work carried out in The Museum of London.

What can these collections—ranging from art to architecture, fashion to film, music to media—reveal about London over the last century? What sorts of stories or histories do these collections tell? What sorts of stories or histories do they leave untold? Furthermore, who or what is responsible for choosing these collections, for telling these stories to the general public? What is the impact of such historical decisions on London’s present-day reputation as a centre of creativity and cultural exchange?

Discover more about Curating the City here (external links, open in a new tab).

Undergraduate courses

Students on a university course at the Museum of London.

Students on a university course at the Museum of London

Birkbeck University Courses

Autumn Term - Roman and Saxon London (external link, opens in new tab)

This course considers the history and archaeology of London, including the political background in Britain and beyond, and London's changing role and importance. It places the Roman, Saxon and Viking incomers in context - where did they come from and why? It examines what is known about the buildings, form and rationale of the successive towns of Londinium, Lundenwic and Lundenburh.

This course is taught at the Museum of London and draws on the Museum's unrivalled collection of over 47,000 artefacts from the Roman period, including ceramics, coins, domestic objects, glassware, jewellery, metalwork, religious items and sculptures.

Spring Term - Anglo-Norman London (external link, opens in new tab)

This course considers the history of London from AD 1000 until about AD 1200 in the context of the wider history of England. It draws upon written sources, archaeological evidence and art to understand the development of London and will examine what life was like for Londoners in the Anglo-Norman period.

This course is taught at the Museum of London and draws on the Museum's unrivalled collection of over 12,000 artefacts from the Norman and medieval period, including arms and armour, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative art, domestic objects and metalwork.

Summer Term - Everyday life in Medieval London (external link, opens in new tab)

What did London look like between 1000 and 1500? Where and how did Londoners live? What did they eat and drink? How did they enjoy themselves and where did they go shopping? What illnesses did they suffer from and how were they treated? How did they deal with sanitation? This fascinating course on everyday life in medieval London explores these and other questions.

This course is taught at the Museum of London and draws on the Museum's unrivalled collection of over 12,000 artefacts from the medieval period, including arms and armour, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative art, domestic objects and metalwork.

Postgraduate courses

A postgraduate student studies at the Museum of London.

A postgraduate student at the Museum of London

Museum and Gallery Studies MA, Kingston University

We co-deliver the Exhibition and Encounter module of this MA. You'll learn new ways to analyse and engage with display concepts, focusing on temporary displays as a more open space for encounter, association and experimentation.

There's more about the detail of this module and the MA on the Kingston University website (external link, opens in a new tab).

Museums, Galleries and Contemporary Culture MA, University of Westminster

We deliver modules on 'Museum Narratives' and 'Collecting Today' for this popular MA course. The teaching links theory with practice, giving insights into the journey of an object - and what it's really like to work in a museum.

Learn more about this exciting MA on the University of Westminster website (external link, opens in a new tab) and in the short film above.