The London Interdisciplinary School

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Who are LIS

At LIS, we teach students how to tackle complex, real-world problems by applying knowledge and skills from various disciplines across the arts, humanities, and sciences. Instead of specialising in a single subject area, our students learn through a problem-based interdisciplinary approach, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc) in Interdisciplinary Problems and Methods.

Our courses

Problems like climate change, inequality and the ethics of artificial intelligence can’t be solved by one subject alone. We need an interdisciplinary approach. Each term, you’ll tackle a specific problem such as inequality, sustainability, or the ethics of AI. You’ll study concepts and theories from subjects like anthropology, physics, and contemporary art that provide the lenses through which to understand these complex issues.

At the same time, you’ll learn a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods — ranging from coding to videography, machine learning to project management, and data science to public speaking. Our curriculum is designed to break down barriers and foster a more integrated approach to problem-solving.

Academia at LIS

Our courses are designed by outstanding academics from the likes of Harvard, Cambridge, and UCL as well as industry experts, and entrepreneurs who all see the need for this new type of further education in our society. This is your chance to take the lead and make your impact on the issues that matter to you.

The World of Work

On top of this, LIS brokers paid internships each year, to help you build your insight and experience in the world of work. You’ll have the opportunity to undergo paid internships each summer with organisations like Innocent Drinks, WWF, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to kickstart your career.

Information for Schools and Colleges

The London Interdisciplinary School would love to come into your school and run an enrichment session or assembly with your students on Interdisciplinary Learning and its value in the modern workplace. We offer a range of free assembly and enrichment sessions including: Keynote speeches on the need for interdisciplinary learning from our founders Chief Executive Ed Fidoe and Professor Carl Gombrich (30-60 minutes) Introduction to interdisciplinary learning – what is it and why it is important in today’s increasingly interconnected world? (15-60 minutes) Interdisciplinary learning, complex problems and careers (60 minutes) Inequality through an interdisciplinary lens (60 minutes) All of our sessions can be adapted depending on timings and the needs of your school. Book now or get in touch through [email protected] to discuss how we can best support you and your learners.

Discover more about our BASc: LIS: For those who want to shape the world, not just fit in (BASc).

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Shape the world. Don't fit in. Solutions to the world's most complex and interconnected problems won't come from a single specialism or subject. We need to bring together experts and knowledge from across the arts, sciences and humanities. It's time to change the way we think. Connect the dots with LIS.

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