Academic modules

The Leeds International Summer School (LISS) 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. If you are applying for the full four-week programme you should select one module from block 1 modules and one module from block 2 modules. If you are applying for the two-week programme you should select one module from your chosen block.

Mix and match modules, or specialise in a particular subject area. Please note, the academic modules are subject to change. The full list of modules available for summer 2021 will be available when applications open early next year. 

A minimum of nine students is required for each academic module to run. 

Credit transfer and transcripts

If you successfully complete the summer school you will receive a certificate of attendance and an official University of Leeds transcript with individual grades for each academic module you study.

The certificate of attendance is presented in the last week of the summer school. The transcript is sent out by post in September.

  • Students from partner universities: your transcript will be posted to the study abroad office (or equivalent) at your home institution. If you would like a copy, contact your home study abroad adviser from mid September onwards.
  • Independent students: your transcript will be posted to your permanent home address as it is listed in the University’s computer system. Please update your permanent home address on Minerva before leaving Leeds. It is your responsibility to pass on your transcript to your home university so that they can assess your study abroad period and transfer credit if necessary.

On successful completion of LISS you will earn up to 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. 

Staff and students talk about LISS academic modules 

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