University College for Interdisciplinary Learning

What is UCIL?

The University College for Interdisciplinary Learning introduces you to new topics and ways of thinking, tackling the key questions facing society in the 21st century - for example, the digital revolution, globalisation and mental health. Our units equip you with invaluable knowledge and skills which will complement your studies and make you more employable. We provide a unique learning experience by giving you the chance to meet and study with students from different degree programmes across the University.

UCIL allows you to study units from across the university that contribute to your degree programme. All of our units are credit-bearing like any other within your degree programme. Each one is free and fits into your timetable. They are taught by the same academic staff who teach discipline-based programmes. Many are taught by teams of staff from different parts of the University.

The design and assessment of our units make them no easier or harder than any other within the University and take in to account that you may come from a very different degree background. All of our units are undergraduate level, and we welcome students from all degree disciplines.

Interested? To enrol, take a look at our units.

If you are unsure about your eligibility, contact your programme administrator.

[My UCIL unit] allows me to learn things I would never have otherwise covered in my degree. It gives an important insight into global issues. It teaches valuable information that I will use for the rest of my life. It gives me a chance to work with different kinds of people from all over the UniversityUndergraduate student

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