Online Interdisciplinary Learning Course
Thinking of doing an interdisciplinary degree? Learn how to study and work in an interdisciplinary environment with this online course from the University of Leeds.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for those preparing for a joint honours degree or an interdisciplinary degree at undergraduate or masters level.
It will also be useful for academic researchers undertaking research in new areas or professionals working on projects with people from different disciplines.
This course is part of the skills courses portfolio at the University of Leeds that is designed to improve students’ academic study skills.
What topics will you cover?
The definitions of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary.
The different ways that disciplines use and interpret key language and terminology.
The different methodologies preferred by disciplines.
The ways that disciplines create and value different types of knowledge.
Key strategies for studying interdisciplinarily.
Key strategies for working interdisciplinarily with others.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explore how different disciplines have standardised focuses and methods for researching and solving problems.
Compare the ways that different disciplines create and discover knowledge, and the type of knowledge they create.
Evaluate the appropriateness and applicability of discipline-specific epistemologies to different needs and projects.
Reflect on how your understanding of your own discipline changes when you compare it to the principles and methods of other disciplines.