A new, problem-based undergraduate BASc degree.
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Throughout the degree, learning will be structured around problem statements. Each term, students will interrogate a relevant and important problem, like how to manage the spread of global pandemics or how to mitigate plastic pollution in our oceans.
Throughout each term, students will study related concepts and theories from across multiple disciplines. These diverse sources of knowledge will provide the lenses through which to understand the given problem, and start to identify ways to tackle it.
At the same time, students will learn a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods used when tackling problems throughout the degree, and beyond.
Coaching plays an integral role in interdisciplinary learning. Members of the LIS faculty support small groups of students by creating a space for synthesis and metacognition—a space for students to try out new ideas and get things wrong. These weekly sessions help students solidify their learnings and create disciplinary connections.
We use problem statements as a framework for disciplinary learning. The chosen problems each term will be of the current time, dynamic, and evolving. They will reflect what students care about, what organisations care about, and what the world needs.
The world isn’t split neatly into subject silos, and neither is this degree. Students will study fundamental theories and concepts from disciplines across the sciences, arts and design, technology, the social sciences, and the humanities, and learn to combine them to tackle problems.
Every year, LIS will broker optional paid internships at some of the UK’s most prestigious public institutions, global enterprises, and exciting start-ups.
We place a premium on teaching rather than research. We've brought together a diverse and experienced group of academics, entrepreneurs, and educationalists who are dedicated to creating a transformational learning experience.
LIS students come from diverse backgrounds and academic experiences, but what they have in common is that they are:
I talk to my friends at other universities and it’s clear that we have something special. There’s a community at LIS that other, bigger places just don’t have -and that community gives me life, every single day.
Challenging but rewarding. I feel like I’m building a toolkit that I will be able to use in any situation I find myself in or any problem I need to
The curriculum will push you outside your comfort zone into disciplines you may have originally positively rejected. This will broaden your mind and enable you to act, and look, upon the world in perspectives you never thought existed!