Academic modules

The Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks and comprises two modules, each lasting two weeks. Each module is worth 10 Leeds credits so by completing the four-week programme you will receive 20 Leeds credits, equivalent to six US or 10 ECTS credits. 

Choose your modules

There is a choice of modules in each block — when you apply you should select one module from each block.

View the modules in block 1 and block 2.

Mix and match modules, or specialise in a particular subject area. You can choose from the suggested academic subject pairings below (this is not compulsory).

 Subject  Block 1 Block 2 
Arts and Humanities

Building Britain, 1700-1840: Industrial ‘Revolution’ or ‘Evolution’?

British Literature and the Brontës

Exploring the Performing Arts: Comedy in Britain

Introduction to Special Effects in Filmmaking

Music in Film

The English Country House: A Social History

Heretics, Witches & Conspirators: A History of Fear, 1500-1700

Introduction to Digital Photography

Business

Business and Cultural Awareness: Bridging the Gap

Management in Organisations: Theories, Techniques and Decision Making

Applied Ethics for Business and Society

Chinese Language and Cultural Awareness for Business

Entrepreneurship and Society: Ideas, Opportunities and Value Creation

Engineering and Computing Introduction to Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Data Mining & Text Analytics 

Renewable Energy Futures: Policy and Technology

Politics and Social Sciences

The Path to Justice: Criminal Law and Legal Skills

Wealth and Poverty: The Making of the Modern World

Conflict Analysis in International Politics: Causes, Negotiation and Resolution

Introduction to Psychology: Perception, Cognition and Emotion

Sciences Natural Sciences: Global Challenges and Scientific Skills

Physiology and Microbiology in Action: Exploring Respiratory Health

Sport in the UK: Health and Performance Issues 

Credit transfer

If you successfully complete the summer school you will receive an official University of Leeds transcript with individual grades for each course and a certificate of attendance. The certificate of attendance is presented in the last week of the summer school and the transcript is sent out by post in September.

On successful completion of LISS you will earn 20 Leeds credits, equivalent to 10 ECTS or six US credits. Please contact us for details of how to transfer your credits. You should always discuss credit transfer with an academic adviser at your home university as arrangements can vary from institution to institution. 

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