When do applications open?
Applications for our 2022 cohort will open in September.
Are there any application fees?
There are no application fees.
Is there a minimum age for enrolment to the degree?
Students must be at least 18 years of age by the end of the first academic year after enrolment at LIS. This means that for the 2022 cohort, only applicants who are 18 or over by 1st June 2023 will be considered eligible for entry.
How do I apply?
You will be able to apply online, directly to LIS. When you apply, we’ll ask you for some background information including your contact information, education, and predicted grades.
All applicants will be invited to a Selection Day. These days will consist of interviews and have been designed in line with how the world's leading companies are recruiting their employees today. No preparation is required.
Can I apply via UCAS?
You cannot apply to LIS via UCAS. Applications are submitted to LIS directly through the website, which means that LIS can be an additional option alongside your five UCAS choices. We also don't do clearing.
Why is your admissions process so different from other universities?
Because we’re new, we can do things differently. So we have no subject or grade requirements, and all applicants will be invited to interview at one of our Selection Days. This is an academically rigorous course, yet we know you’re more than your grades. We are curious about who you are as a person—what motivates and inspires you—and grades can’t tell us the full story.
Instead, we’ll look at your academic achievements in the context of your educational, familial, and personal background. We want to understand what you've achieved academically given your starting point in life.
What qualifications are acceptable?
We welcome A-levels, Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate, Welsh Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Italian Maturita, and International Baccalaureate.
Please get in touch if you are unsure whether your qualifications will be accepted.
Are there any subject requirements?
We welcome candidates from all subject backgrounds—whether that’s arts, sciences, or a mix of subjects.
What grades do I need to apply?
We don’t have a minimum grade threshold; Instead, we aim to understand what you’ve achieved academically in the context of your personal background.
How do you look at grades in the context of personal background?
We’ll look at your grades in the context of:
1) Your school
2) Your family background
3) Any disadvantages you may have had
Can I apply if I already have A-levels?
We welcome applications from students at any stage in their higher education journey, including students who already have their grades and mature students. All applicants will go through the same Selection Day process.
What does a successful offer look like?
We will award contextual offers based on your performance at Selection Day, personal background and circumstances, individual learning needs, and academic achievement (grades).
Can I take a gap year and defer my entry?
We will make every reasonable effort to facilitate deferred entry for students who wish to enrol at LIS at a later date.
What work experience do I need to have?
Work experience is neither expected nor required.
If you do have work experience and would like to share this with us, our Selection Days are a great opportunity to do so.
Can I appeal an admissions decision?
You can appeal an admissions decision if you feel that it was not made fairly on the basis of the evidence you originally submitted.
However, you cannot appeal against admissions decisions based on the academic judgment of LIS staff about your suitability for entry to the degree. More information can be found in our Applicant Complaints and Appeals Procedure in the policies section on our website.
Can I request feedback on my application?
Yes, of course. Simply email email@example.com if you would like to request feedback on your application.
If my application is unsuccessful, can I reapply?
You may reapply to LIS either the following year or in a future year. We strongly advise that you request detailed feedback on your original application if you are unsuccessful and wish to reapply.
Do I need an English language qualification?
The LIS degree is taught in English. If you've been taught and assessed in English for the past two years or longer, you do not need to provide an English language qualification.
If you have not been taught and assessed in English for the past two years or longer, you'll be asked to specify any English language qualifications that you hold. We will also ask that you email a copy of your qualification transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have a valid or current English language qualification that is no more than two years old, you will be required to sit an English language test.
Can I apply if I have a criminal conviction?
If you have a criminal conviction that is both relevant and unspent, we'll ask you to disclose it on your application form. Please note, you will not be automatically excluded from the application process if you declare a conviction.
Failure to declare a relevant unspent criminal conviction could result in expulsion from the School, so we encourage you to seek advice if you're unsure whether or not you need to declare a conviction. If you receive a criminal conviction after you submit this application, you must inform us. For an explanation of what constitutes a relevant, unspent conviction, and how we use this information, please see our Admissions Regulations and Procedures for Students in the policies section on our website.
Will you take my background or personal circumstances into consideration?
It is our goal to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged due to their background or personal circumstances.
We will take your personal and family background into account when considering your academic attainment. This will not impact the likelihood of your being made an offer. Only where we consider that you show strong academic attainment given your personal background will this have any bearing on our decision-making.