graduate ADMISSIONS
Understand our application process
We’re looking for brilliant problem-solvers who are passionate about tackling complex problems
The process
Fair admissions

We’re committed to delivering a fair admissions system that admits students of outstanding achievement and potential, irrespective of their background.

How to apply

Applications to our master's are considered on a rolling basis. We will continue to accept applications until we fill places on the degree. In order to secure a place on the course, we'd encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Register your interest for 2024

1

Apply

Apply directly via our website. There is no application fee.

2

Submit your Critical Reflection

As part of your application, you’ll be asked to submit a Critical Reflection (500-750 words) where you select a problem or phenomenon you’re interested in, and describe how an interdisciplinary approach could be used to address or explore it.2

3

Offer

The majority of applicants can expect to know the outcome of their application four weeks after submitting.

4

Accept

Offer holders are able to attend a number of  events, both on campus and online, before deciding whether LIS is right for you.

5

Enroll

Welcome to the club.

2023

Applications for 2023 are now closed

2024

Register your interest for 2024

Join our next cohort

Register your interest to join our growing community of innovative, scientific, and creative people who want to use interdisciplinarity to tackle the world’s most complex problems.

Register your interest for 2024

what you need to know
Key information

We do things a little differently. Take a look below for the key information you need when applying.

Minimum entry requirements

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A 2:1 or above in an undergraduate degree from the UK (or the international equivalent) in any subject.

Applicants who do not fulfil the normal entry requirements but have extensive professional experience in a related area are considered on an individual basis.

Qualifications

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If you are unsure whether your degree is equivalent to a 2:1 undergraduate degree from the UK, please get in touch with us via admissions@lis.ac.uk.

International students

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We have a sponsorship licence 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 requirements

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The LIS programme is taught in English. If English is not your first language, you may be required to have an English Language Qualification. Further information can be found in our Admissions Regulations and Procedures for Students.

Regulation

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LIS has been granted new degree-awarding powers for Level 7 (Taught Master’s) awards by the Office for Students (OfS).

Student Finance

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UK students can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan to help with course fees and living costs. (Deadline for 2023 is May 12th)

We offer 3 scholarships of up to £4,000 each (towards tuition fees) to international students joining LIS for our master’s from non-UK countries who are passionate about innovation. Find out more via lis.ac.uk/international-scholarships/

You can view all policies relating to our Admissions process, including our English Language Requirements, in the ‘Admissions Regulations and Procedures for Students’ policy on our main Policies page.

Frequently asked questions

When do applications open and how do I apply?

Applications for 2023 are now open. We accept rolling admissions and will close when all the places are filled. You can apply via UCAS or directly on our website.

What will the critical reflection entail?

As part of your application, you’ll be asked to submit a Critical Reflection (500-750 words) where you select a problem or phenomenon you’re interested in, and describe how an interdisciplinary approach could be used to address or explore it.2

Can I request feedback on my application, and can I reapply if I am unsuccessful?

Yes, of course. Simply email admissions@lis.ac.uk if you would like to request feedback on your application. If your application is unsuccessful 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.

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.

What qualifications do I need to apply for this Master’s Degree?

Our typical entry requirement is a 2:1 in any UK undergraduate degree or the equivalent.

What funding (bursaries/scholarships) are available?

We have a number of financing options available. You can find out more information about your options on our master's finance page here.

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