Study Abroad Unit

Welcome to IISMA@Leicester

The University of Leicester is proud to have been selected as a Partner University for the IISMA programme in 2024. Find out more about the programme below.

How to apply

To study at Leicester under the IISMA programme, you must apply directly to IISMA. You can apply by visiting our IISMA host university profile. If you are successful in your application, your details will be sent to us. We will then get in touch with you to advise you on the next steps. 

The deadline to apply to IISMA is 19 February 2024.

Entry criteria

  • Minimum GPA 3.0 (out of 4)
  • English language level
    • IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or
    • Duolingo 110 with a minimum of 90 in each component, or
    • TOEFL iBT 90 with a minimum of 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
  • You can also browse a list of equivalent qualifications and tests we accept.

Classes available

As an IISMA student, you can request any combination of modules (classes) from the below list. All students must take 60 credits per semester. 

  1. Creativity and Computing (CO1111 - 15 credits)
  2. Principles of Marketing (MN1002 – 15 credits)
  3. Managing Human Resources (MN1012 – 15 credits)
  4. Organisational Behaviour (MN2104 - 15 credits)
  5. The Production of News (MS2000 - 15 credits)
  6. Digital Media and Everyday Life (MS2009 – 30 credits)
  7. Introduction to Sensation, Perception and Cognition (PS1102 – 15 credits)
  8. Words and Meaning: English Vocabulary Development (EL2012 - 15 credits)
  9. Language and Media (EL2025 - 15 credits)
  10. Programming Fundamentals (CO1102 - 15 credits)
  11. Practical Aims and Methods in Archaeology (AR1009 - 15 credits)
  12. Thinking Through Things (AR1012 - 15 credits)
  13. Human Geography for a Globalized World (GY1411 - 15 credits)
  14. The Digital World (GY1424 - 15 credits)
  15. Introduction to Politics (PL1019 - 15 credits)
  16. Key Concepts in International Relations (PL1022 - 15 credits)
  17. The Global Cold War: International Relations 1945-1989 (PL1015 - 15 credits)
  18. Political Ideas (PL2011 - 15 credits)
  19. International Theory (PL2015 - 15 credits)

Get in touch

If you're considering applying to the University of Leicester via the IISMA scheme, we'd be delighted to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at

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