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A new master's degree, built for problem-solvers

Complex problems require an interdisciplinary approach. Their solutions will not come from a single subject or specialism. At LIS, this interdisciplinary problem-solving is exactly what we do. And our master’s students become experts at it. 

 Our master’s offers two pathways: (1) Culture and Complexity; (2) the Green Economy. Both pathways share a common core but offer distinct angles of specialisation.  

Students have the option of either full-time & on campus study or part-time & remote-first. With this flexible option, most of the teaching will be delivered online but students will have the opportunity to meet their peers and faculty on campus, at least once a term. 

“The most radical new university
to open in decades.”

Pathway #1: The Green Economy

The Green Economy pathway is for people who want to understand and tackle the interconnected crises in climate, biodiversity and pollution and hasten our transition to a green economy. These problems are relevant to every organisation looking to reduce its impact on the climate and make a positive change. 

This pathway has been designed explicitly for passionate individuals either already working in sustainability or green-adjacent fields, or who are looking to do so.


Limited Spaces Available

Pathway #2: Culture and Complexity

The Culture and Complexity pathway is for anyone looking for new ways to think about the complex dynamics of human behaviour. 

Organisational and social challenges evolve in ways that are unpredictable – and do so within even more complex social and cultural structures. Those who can make sense of this complexity will be well equipped to take on important social and organisational challenges. 

This pathway is particularly suited to individuals pursuing careers and problems related to people, organisations or culture. 

Key Information


Applications are now closed for our 2022 master’s cohort.

2023 applications will open soon, register your interest to be the first one to know.


Home students: £10,800
International students: £18,000

You can find out more about our course fees, financing options, and support available through getting in touch with

Please note, in future years, fees for continuing students may be subject to an inflationary increase.


LIS has been granted degree-awarding powers for our Culture and Complexity master’s pathway by the higher education regulator in England, the Office for Students (OfS).  

The ‘Green Economy’ pathway is subject to both interest demand and regulatory approval. 

International Students

An international student is someone who does not have “settled” status in the UK and would need to apply for a visa to study in the UK.

We have a sponsorship license which means we are able to welcome international students. Please get in touch if you have questions about your status in the UK or your application as an international student.

English Language

The LIS master’s is taught in English. To derive full benefit from and succeed in passing, you must be able to understand and express yourself in English (reading and listening, speaking and writing). If you’ve been taught and assessed in English or have been working in the English language for the past two years or longer, you do not need to provide an English language qualification.

Get ahead

Connect with a likeminded cohort and organisations in the LIS Network. Our community know that interdisciplinarity is the future. This is your chance to be ahead of the curve.

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