"That's what I love about IATL modules, they give you a glimpse into other worlds that you may not encounter otherwise."
- Dr Dave Wood, Principal Teaching Fellow, Mathematics Institute

Studying on an IATL module gives you the opportunity to work with students and lecturers from right across the university, developing connections between ideas, experiences and practice. These skills, of working with people from different backgrounds and developing complex understandings of concepts, are increasingly valued by both students and employers alike and offer you ways of engaging with some of the big questions facing us today. In an IATL module you are not merely learning about the world, you are working with others to develop new ways of understanding it.

Available to

All undergraduates in years 2, 3 or 4 (with home department approval)

Past modules (including modules offered in 2017-18)


Term 1 (Autumn)

Earth from space
Applied Imagination: Theory and Practice
IL005 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Naomi de la Tour

Cracking Earth foating in water
Challenges of Climate Change
IL006 CATS: 7.5 or 15 Convenors: Prof. David Mond & Dr Michael Pounds
[Please note: module moving to GSD from 2018-19; see bottom of page]
lightbulbs
Entrepreneurship: A Critical Perspective
IL020 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Vishalakshi Roy

Earth from space
Laughter: a Transdisciplinary Approach
IL024 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Carolin Debray | Co-convenor: Nese Tosun
head
[Module Full]
Navigating Psychopathology
IL002 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Viv Joseph
Illustrations and graphs drawn on a wall
[Also available in Term 2]
Reinventing Education
IL008 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Naomi de la Tour | Co-convenor: Nese Tosun
South Asia in Britain: Connections, Communities and Conflict
IL030 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Dr Saba Hussain
clouds
Understanding Wellbeing: Theory and Practice
IL028 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Dr Elena Riva


Term 2 (Spring)

Blades of grass
Achieving Sustainability: Potentials and Barriers
IL012 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Prof. John Pickering
[Please note: module moving to GSD from 2018-19; see bottom of page]
Representation of a brain
Applied Imagination: Long Project
IL025 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Naomi de la Tour
Prerequisite: Applied Imagination: Theory and Practice (IL005)
Boy with black tape over his mouth
Censorship and Society
IL018 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Roxanne Bibizadeh
Three-dimensional abstract shape
Community Engagement: Theory into Practice
IL017 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Mark Hinton
Woman holding placard at demonstration
[Module Full]
Gender and Violence
IL026 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Dr Ravi Thiara
Test tubes containing coloured liquids and representations of DNA strands
Genetics: Science and Society
IL023 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Dr Elena Riva
[DESCRIPTION]
[Module Full]
Interdisciplinary Computer Modelling
IL027 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Dr James Kermode
Picnic
Introduction to Design Thinking Theory and Practice
IL029 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Dr Robert O'Toole
Illustrations and graphs drawn on a wall
[Also available in Term 1]
Reinventing Education
IL008 CATS: 12 or 15 Convenor: Naomi de la Tour
Audio graph on a computer screen
The Science of Music
IL016 CATS: 7.5, 12 or 15 Convenor: Dr Oksana Trushkevych


Allocation of places

Priority will be given on a first come, first served basis to those who have completed and submitted the IATL module registration form (see button at top of page). However, please note that in the event of a module being oversubscribed, priority will be given to students taking the module for credit rather than those auditing or 'overcatting' and to students in their final year of study.


Undergraduate interdisciplinary modules from Global Sustainable Development (GSD)

The modules below were incubated by IATL and will be offered in 2018-19 onwards by Global Sustainable Development. The new pages for the modules will be ready shortly and links will then be added below.

Module Title Module Code Next Running Module Convenor(s)
Achieving Sustainability: potentials and barriers GD306 TBC Dr John Pickering
Challenges of Climate Change GD305 TBC Prof. David Mond and Dr Michael Pounds