At LIS, you study problems. Forget about studying a single discipline, major, or minor. But don't mistake it for being any less academic.
To conquer these intricate problems, you'll explore a diverse range of interdisciplinary perspectives from the arts, social sciences, humanities and sciences. You'll uncover methods that sharpen your qualitative and quantitative skills, equipping you with the right tools to tackle each challenge head-on.
Say goodbye to tedious, never-ending exams. At LIS, you'll tackle real-life, tangible problems and collaborate with actual organisations. This hands-on approach allows you to apply your newfound skills and knowledge, generating valuable and impactful work that prepares you for the professional world.
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Our approach to coaching is designed to support synthesis and encourage metacognition; it is an opportunity for you and other students to come together in small groups, with the support of an academic tutor, to reflect on the learnings from different modules, and develop ideas about how to apply those learnings to tackling the problem.
Coaching creates a supportive environment where you can share the challenges of rigorous interdisciplinary learning with other students and faculty, while learning to think peripherally and laterally. It is through coaching that you will learn how to become a true interdisciplinarian.
Coaching will take place weekly in students’ Problems groups, and will be led by an academic tutor who’ll support students as they learn to work collaboratively and start to think in an interdisciplinary way.
Throughout Year 1, you’ll gain key knowledge and skills from a diverse range of disciplines, with real-world problems acting as a framework for your thinking. You’ll build on this foundation in Years 2 and 3, becoming equipped with an increasingly sharp, interdisciplinary problem-solving toolkit.
The content of our modules is subject to change as we revise our modules each year depending on student feedback, developments in the field, and the complex problems of the modern world.
To gain a degree in the UK you must pass a certain number of credits in each year of the degree. Each module is given a credit, which you are awarded when you pass each module at assessment.
We reserve the right to not run a module if there is insufficient student interest.
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