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Why study a research degree at Warwick?

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High quality facilities

The School's facilities include an Interactive Computational Learning Suite with 120 iMacs for bioinformatics and computational skills teaching, the Quantitative Biology Centre, an imaging suite, genomics and proteomics facilities.

You'll also benefit from the BioMed Grid, an informal learning space for individuals and groups tailored to Biological Sciences and Medical students and the Postgraduate Hub.

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Vibrant research community

We host weekly research seminars featuring internationally-recognised experts in Life Sciences, which will give you the opportunity to engage with academics from across the world.

We also host an annual Postgraduate Symposium – a scientific forum and social event bringing all students together to exchange ideas and present their work.

Plant work in Phytobiology facility

Interdisciplinary and collaborative research

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in other Warwick departments and participate in multiple research centres at Warwick, including the Centres for Integrative Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology and Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research, Antimicrobial Resistance, Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining, and the Warwick Crop Centre. Life Sciences researchers also contribute to Warwick's global research priority on food.

'The School of Life Sciences has been ranked second in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research in the Government's 2014 research ranking exercise. Overall more than 80% of life sciences research was rated as 'World Leading or Internationally Excellent'.

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Careers and Development

Our Researcher Development programme helps you develop as a postgraduate researcher, whether it is the development of academic knowledge, the attributes you need to undertake your PhD or MRes, and how to plan and develop for your future career.

Researchers have very differing needs and requirements and have a varied skill set. Researcher Development has been designed with this in mind, allowing you to access the training that suits you and your needs, whatever your stage of research career and development.

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Academic and pastoral support

Students are an integral part of research groups and work closely with their supervisor.

In addition to this, students have access to a wide support structure from sources within the School and also from the wider University. These include an independent Advisory Panel for each student, mathematical, statistical and bioinformatics support, a Counselling Service and Postgraduate Tutors to consult on academic and non-academic matters.

Student experience

"The facilities, the support and the research staff they have here are second to none in the country."

Andrew King
PhD, Microbiology & Fluid Dynamics

Postgraduate Study

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