Study abroad at LIS

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Discover LIS' exceptional learning experienence
why LIs
Study abroad

There are many benefits to studying abroad, but why should you choose LIS? ‘Interdisciplinary Problems and Methods’ delivers a truly exceptional learning experience — the first of its kind in the UK.

You'll become part of our unique problem-based learning community, learning to connect a wide range of disciplines in order to delve into real-world complex challenges.

You'll develop an Interdisciplinary mindset, which will prove invaluable in your future academic and professional endeavours.

In a world faced with ever more complex problems, it’s never been more important to find new ways of thinking and doing. At LIS, we’ll show you how.

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What we offer
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Explore problems like climate change, inequality, and the future of cities
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focus on what interests you
develop a broad understanding of multiple subjects and disciplines
Bring together skills and knowledge
Work on real problems with real organisations
project-based learning
Interdisciplinary approach

In the current approach to higher education, degree subjects are siloed. Rather than repeating this limited way of learning, our interdisciplinary approach takes a different starting point: what knowledge and skills do you need to tackle the world’s most complex problems?

By organising study in this way, you’ll gain knowledge from a range of disciplines across the sciences, arts and design, technology, the social sciences, and the humanities.

Problem-based learning

Experience LIS’ unique problem-based learning approach, where you’ll focus on clear, important questions relating to complex challenges.

As a Study Abroad student at LIS, you’ll study various disciplines and methods in order to tackle these problems.

Multifaceted real-world challenges like sustainability, global health, and the ethics of AI don’t respect the traditional subject boundaries; so why should you?

The LIS network

Joining LIS as a Study Abroad student means you'll be part of our vibrant network of outside organisations and employers that actively engage with our student community. Dive into real-life challenges, learn from guest speakers, and build valuable connections.

As a Study Abroad student at LIS, you’ll have full access to this expansive network.

London is your campus

Students will join us at our campus in Whitechapel, East London, just off Brick Lane. London will be an integral part of your student life.

During your time at LIS, we want to help you navigate and explore one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities. From its parks to its pubs, its food scene to its culture, London was recently voted the world’s Best Student City for its diversity of culture, quality of life, academic performance, and local jobs market.

Access to the full LIS offering

Your student experience will prepare you for the professional world and help you foster a strong sense of community with your peers. You'll have the opportunity to get involved in a number of diverse pursuits and activities at LIS.

Our Student Experience team actively curates a broad range of events and activities, coaching and partner events that both complement your studies and help you develop new interests - and, have fun!

what you can study
The curriculum

For the 2023/24 academic year, Term 2 offers a range of 15-Credit modules. Students typically study three modules per term, but you can opt to study less or more. Your module choices are subject to approval depending on available places and your academic background.

Prior to enrolling at LIS you will have a call with one of our advisors to talk through your study plan. You'll also join a coaching group and engage in weekly coaching sessions with peers and an academic tutor.

Study options
Study options

Study abroad students can join us for a full academic year, or for 1 or 2 terms; the Autumn (Fall) term and/or the Spring term.

Fees and funding

Find out more about our course fees, financing options, and support available through scholarship and discounts.

These are the fees for the 2024/25 academic year.

Scholarships and discounts available on a case-by-case basis.

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How to apply

We are currently taking applications for the Spring term 2023/24.

Every study abroad applicant will be contacted by a study abroad advisor within 5 working days of their completed application to talk through their intended study plan and next steps.

Apply now

Entry Requirements

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

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start date

Spring term 2024

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Apply online

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Starting from £8,000

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Get in Touch

Feel free to get in touch with us to organise a campus tour, or even to set up a call with one of our team.

We're always available to answers any questions you might have during your application process.

Contact us

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What do our students think?

Current Student

"After starting a 'monodisciplinary' degree, I was dissatisfied with the extremely limited scope of knowledge that was being taught. I stumbled upon LIS and discovered the degree that would give me the space to explore several academic interests, all while developing an invaluable professional skillset. No brainer."


Current Student

"You know when someone asks if you could have one super power, what would it be? LIS really feels like that superpower."


Current Student

"I left secondary education deeply frustrated. I felt I had been forced to narrow it down and couldn't understand why. It seemed so clear that the things I cared about - sustainability, health promotion, community building, and the revolution heralded by AI, couldn't be understood (let alone tackled!) by one discipline alone.. Finding a university where I didn't have to sacrifice any of my interests, that had a strong focus on professional skills, and that would allow me to grapple with real-world problems was absolutely a no-brainer. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else."


Current Student

"LIS is exactly the institution I hoped it would be plus more. The collected faculty has such diverse and overlapping sets of interests that I feel as though every field and method is only a message away. Without the dusty tradition and institutional sluggishness of my previous universities, the staff have been able to listen fully to students and their partners to build the university around the problems it solves. It's a really exciting place to be, and I'm thrilled to see how it continues to develop.”


Current student

"During my time at LIS, I have grown to recognize the vital nature of interdisciplinary collaboration in unravelling complex problems. By forging connections between seemingly unrelated fields, we facilitate a more intricate and all-encompassing understanding of the world we inhabit and inspire the birth of positive change.”


Current student