The University of Warwick
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- The university was given its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1965. At Warwick, we’re proud of what we’ve achieved in our relatively short history. But we’re more excited about what our future holds.
- 29 academic departments and over 50 research centres and institutes, in four faculties: Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences.
- The university has sought through its activities to play a significant role in the economic and social life of its region. It has considerable links with local business and enterprise through the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and Warwick Business School, works closely with local schools and FE colleges and has attracted significant new investment to the Coventry area.
- Since the inception of the league tables Warwick has never been outside of the top ten universities in the UK.
- We’ve earned a reputation for independent thinking and academic excellence that serves us well regionally, nationally and internationally. We’ve helped develop thousands of students, with lots of our alumni going on to great things.
Location and Transport
- You’ll find us in Coventry, close to other central England towns such as Leamington Spa and Kenilworth.
- We’re close to major road, rail and air links, so you can be in Birmingham within 30 mins, and London within an hour if you travel from Coventry train station.
- Birmingham International Airport is a 20-minute drive from our campus.
- Entry requirements vary from course to course.
- We welcome applications from candidates offering many different qualifications, including A level, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Higher, the Cambridge Pre-U, Access to HE Diploma and overseas qualifications.
- Before you decide to apply, check the entry requirements for your course on our website.
The 23,685 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 62%
- Postgraduate 38%
Mode of study
- Full Time 75%
- Part Time 25%
- UK 69%
- EU 8%
- Other 23%
- Male 51%
- Female 49%
All our courses are built around core and optional modules.
Some courses allow students to take additional modules outside their department to add breadth and depth to their studies. We also have a number of undergraduate degrees that offer you an integrated work placement, or the opportunity to take a year out for work experience or study abroad.
With more than 300 clubs and societies at Warwick, there are plenty of extracurricular opportunities to develop your skills.
Our latest score for teaching in the most recent National Student Survey (2015) saw us achieve 90%, equal to the likes of Oxford and higher than many of our competitors.
Our world-class reputation for research means that many of our academics are at the forefront of their subject knowledge.
Our commitment to excellent teaching has been recognised by the Higher Education Academy, which has awarded 11 prestigious National Teaching Fellowships to Warwick teachers since 2006.
We’re known for delivering world-class research and focused on achieving even greater results.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), we ranked 7th among UK research universities, and had 13 top-ten academic departments for their unit of assessment.
Our research strength helped us earn a prestigious place alongside four other universities heading the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science.
- We’re renowned for our collaborative approach, which has led to productive relationships with the likes of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Monash University in Australia.
- That attitude towards collaboration has led to impressive links with business and industry too. You can see how this has benefited our course content in departments such as WMG (the Warwick Manufacturing Group) and Warwick Business School.
- We also pride ourselves on our desire to work across academic boundaries. We understand that greater outcomes can be achieved by sharing knowledge, and this willingness to learn from other disciplines helps set our graduates apart.
Type of Qualification:
- Our study facilities will give you the flexibility you’ll need to succeed – they include our university library and, by 2017, our new teaching and learning building too.
- This will include innovative social learning and network spaces, advanced use of high-quality technology, and integration of internal and external learning spaces, as well as traditional lecture theatres.
- Warwick offers you a wide range of services to support you too, which include student support, counselling and a multi-faith chaplaincy.
- Outside of study, city attractions and countryside are close by, but there’s lots for you on campus.
- There are plenty of places for you to eat and drink and, in the shape of Warwick Arts Centre, you’ll have easy access to one of the UK’s largest multi-artform venues.
To find out about disability services, please call our Disability Co-ordinator Despina Weber on 02476 573734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With more than 300 student-run clubs and societies, Warwick’s Students’ Union is one of the UK’s biggest.
Its annual Warwick Student Arts Festival is big too, celebrating film, literature, theatre, visual arts and dance.
The main building itself features bars, a pub, nightclub, cocktail bar, restaurant, tea shop and much more.
Availability of Part-Time Work
Unitemps, Warwick’s own temporary staffing service, provides you with opportunities both on campus and in local commercial businesses.
You can also sign up to Warwick’s My Advantage service which details a variety of local job opportunities.
Student Careers and Skills can be accessed any time during your study and for three years after you graduate.
They can help with job applications and mock interviews, provide skills development courses and offer you contact with employers through careers fairs and workshops.
You can also apply for Warwick’s paid Graduate Internship Scheme.
Recent/Prospective New Builds
Construction of the £150m National Automotive Innovation Centre is already underway on campus, as is our new teaching and learning building – both are expected to be open by 2017.
Other developments will include improvements to our sports and wellbeing facilities.
Valerie Amos (BA Sociology 1973–76) – Labour politician, life peer, former Leader of the House of Lords and Secretary of State for International Development. First black woman to sit in the Cabinet.
Simon Mayo (BA History and Politics 1977–80) – award-winning radio broadcaster.
Stephen Merchant (BA Film and Literature 1993–96) – BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe-award winning writer, director, radio presenter, and comic actor.
Gus O'Donnell (BA Economics 1970–73) – former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service and now Baron O'Donnell of Clapham.
Anne Fine (BA History 1965–68) – former Children's Laureate and author of Goggle-Eyes, Flour Babies and Madame Doubtfire (filmed as Mrs Doubtfire).
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