The University of Warwick
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.09 / 5.00
- 3.22 / 4.00
- 0.83 / 1.00
- 79.5 / 100.0
- 82.7 / 100.0
- 94.9 / 100.0
The University of Warwick is a campus-based institution based in Coventry, with a cosmopolitan community drawing students from nearly 150 countries. It is consistently within the top ten in UK university league tables.
- Entry requirements vary from course to course, please refer to the university website for details.
- The university welcomes 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.
- If students have questions about the acceptability of their qualifications, they can contact the university Admissions team before making their application.
Type of Qualification:
- All courses are built around core and optional modules. Some courses will let students take extra modules outside of their department to add breadth and depth to their studies.
- Some degrees offer an integrated work placement, or the opportunity to take a year out for work experience or study abroad.
Student Services and Facilities
- Students benefit from a variety of flexible, well-equipped study spaces and teaching facilities across campus, including the Library, learning grids, and The Oculus, a dedicated teaching and learning hub with 250- and 500-seat lecture theatres, small-group teaching rooms, innovative social learning and network areas.
- The library has long daily opening hours. It contains c. 1 million printed volumes including 15,000 rare and early publications printed in English, German, French and Italian and dating from the 17th century onwards. Electronic resources include 53,000 e-journals, 205,000 e-books and 480 databases.
- The learning grids are flexible spaces that support students by facilitating individual study, group problem-solving activities, team working and presentation work with the aid of iMacs, smartboards, panaboards, document visualisers, plasma screens, and reference books (depending on location).
- IT facilities include over 450 new computers and there is a laptop loan scheme.
- There are a wide range of student support services, including a mental health and wellbeing team, counselling and a multi-faith chaplaincy.
- The Disability Service provides tailored support for students with a disability or specific learning difficulties, and can put in place individual reasonable adjustments to ensure they can successfully complete their course and get the most out of their time at Warwick.
- The team also promotes disability awareness and inclusion across the university.
- Please refer to the university website for details.
- Run by students for students, the Students’ Union (SU) helps students make the most of their time at Warwick and ensures their views are heard. With more than 300 student-run societies and sports clubs, Warwick’s SU is one of the biggest in the UK.
- The SU also organises the Warwick Fringe Festival. Held in the summer term, the festival celebrates all forms of performance and the arts, and gives student societies the opportunity to showcase their work around campus.
- The main SU building itself features bars, a pub, nightclub, cocktail bar, restaurant, and tea shop.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- There is a variety of part-time work on campus, with flexible hours that students can fit around their studies.
- The university's own employment agency, Unitemps, recruits for jobs on campus and in the local area, and Warwick’s My Advantage service details a variety of local job opportunities too. These could include office work, web design, helping front of house or backstage at the Arts Centre, or working in one of the campus shops, bars or cafés.
- Students can also join the Warwick Welcome Service, which involves helping with recruitment events like Open Days, and telling prospective students about life at Warwick.
- Unitemps also advertises holiday jobs, such as those supporting conferences run on campus over vacations.
- Student Careers and Skills can be accessed by students any time during their course and after they graduate.
- Careers consultants work with students to help them decide, plan and implement their next steps, helping with CVs and applications, offering support for interviews and assessment centres and providing skills sessions to prepare students for life beyond the university.
- The university runs around 150 careers events each year including careers fairs, presentations and workshops, with around 300 leading employers visiting campus annually to meet students. Former students can also attend and access online vacancies posted by employers specifically seeking Warwick graduates.
- The service offers help with placement and internship opportunities. Students can also apply for Warwick’s paid Graduate Internship Scheme, which provides extra support for those looking for their first step on the career ladder.
24,665 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 62%
- Postgraduate 38%
Mode of study
- Full Time 78%
- Part Time 22%
- UK 66%
- EU 9%
- Other 26%
- Male 49%
- Female 51%
- Warwick is a world-leading university born out of boldness, imagination and collaboration between the City of Coventry and the County of Warwickshire; from the moment its first 450 students arrived on the 400-acre campus in 1965, it has been forward-focused.
- Today 24,000 students thrive across its 4 faculties, which feature more than 70 research centres and institutes. It has a constant presence in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and is the most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd).
- Stephen Merchant – BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe-award winning writer, director, radio presenter, and comic actor.
- Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson – current President of Iceland, former historian and academic.
- Andrew Haldane – Chief Economist and the Executive Director of Monetary Analysis and Statistics at the Bank of England.
- Ruth Jones – creator of Gavin and Stacey, TV and radio actress and comedian.
- Simon Mayo – award-winning radio broadcaster.
- Sir Bob Kerslake – former head of the Civil Service.
- Valerie Amos – 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.
- Gus O'Donnell – former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service and now Baron O'Donnell of Clapham.
- Leslie Valiant – computer scientist and ACM Turing Award winner.
- Oliver Hart – expert economist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics 2016.
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