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:
We found it really fascinating and an invaluable experience for our students
Senior Teacher, Godolphin and Latymer School
We found it really fascinating and an invaluable experience for our students.
Godolphin and Latymer School
I really enjoyed the talk and made me realise that I could do a degree that holds more than one subject. I was actually wanting to find a place like this and I feel I have found it
Year 13 student
Great workshop - really got me thinking. Very good to know I don’t just have to go down one route and interesting to find out about a new approach to learning
Year 13 student