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Postgraduate International Students

Work in the UK for 2 years post graduation. The new ‘Graduate’ immigration route will be open to all international students who have valid UK immigration status as a student and have successfully completed a Warwick taught Masters courses, graduating in summer 2021. The visa will allow eligible students to work, or look for work, at any skill level or subject, giving you valuable work experience at the start of your career.

More information is available on our International Study pages.

The University of Warwick has a large number of international students and here within the School of Life Sciences we warmly welcome your application. We are a diverse department with students and staff from all over the world studying and working together.

You will join a thriving and multi-national community of taught MSc students, of which approximately half are from overseas.

Warwick's School of Life Sciences is ranked 5th in the UK for Biosciences (The Guardian 2020).

Warwick is a Russell Group University ranked at 10th in the UK ((The Times Good University Guide 2020 & QS Rankings 2020) and 62nd in the world (2020 QS World Rankings ). Warwick is ranked 8th in Europe in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2019.

In 2019 we were named as one of the world’s top most international universities by the THE (Times Higher Education). Recognised for our international outlook, research influence and global academic reputation, Warwick is ranked 21st in the world and 7th in the UK. An international approach to higher education has been at the centre of the University of Warwick since its inception.

In the QS Best Student Cities 2019 rankings, Coventry was ranked 47th in the world and 5th in the UK.

Teaching & Facilities

You will be taught by a multidisciplinary teaching faculty made up of internationally acknowledged academics and industrial experts. Leading academics from Life Sciences and Warwick Business School bring their teaching and research expertise to our Masters courses.

Life Sciences facilities are excellent with modern lecture rooms and work spaces for MSc students. We have both an Interactive Computational Learning (ICL) suite and the BioMed Grid for independent and group study.

The Postgraduate Hub offers a dedicated space for you to access support, work in a collaborative environment and socialise with peers.

The first amazing thing I saw was the excellent facilities for learning, such as the multi-storey library packed with textbooks, computer labs, sports centres, gyms, theatres and an arts centre.
Shilpa Tejpal, MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management


In addition to University support mechanisms and facilities, Life Sciences has its own extensive support structure. You will have a personal tutor who will be there throughout your time with us to help with both academic and personal issues. You can also choose to have a mentor, one of our PhD students or PostDoctoral researchers will advise you on academic writing.

Tailored English Language Classes, run specifically for our students by the Centre for Applied Linguistics, will help you improve your verbal and written English.

The support services e.g. the accommodation, health centre, library, security etc. were of a high standard and all the staff were always ready to help. The tutors were very helpful and my supervisor was very prompt and provided academic and personal support throughout the last term.
Javeria Hashmi, MSc Food Security

The best thing was the people. Professors and lecturers were approachable whenever we needed any help. Classmates were from all around the globe.
Matej Sokol, MSc Medical Biotechnology & Business Management

Our Quantitative Biology Centre (QuBiC) provides an opportunity for you to obtain support with the data handling skills that are important for Life Sciences research and a range of careers.

The University has just developed an online interactive tool to help Chinese students increase their employability and entrepreneurship skills.

In addition to the University Welcome Programme, you will have a full week induction programme within Life Sciences which will introduce you to your course, fellow students and the taught postgraduate team.

I think Warwick gave a very good to welcome international students and the campus has everything you need. I have very good memories of the people on my course, everyone was very friendly.
Ines Mihel, MSc Medical Biotechnology & Business Management


The University has a very safe campus indeed. We are committed to keeping it that way by providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment for everyone who studies, works and visits here. The University has its own Security Services team who are responsible for helping to keep you safe and your property secure. The team operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


We offer a range of scholarships including Commonwealth Shared Scholarships and SLS Excellence Scholarships to help you fund your studies.


You will gain a range of skills that lead to employment within the professional services sector, industry, public and government organisations, small to medium businesses and consultancy. As well as scientific and applied knowledge you will be gaining the transferable skills so desired by employers such as problem-solving, communication and leadership. Many students choose to go onto further study, for example a PhD. Course web pages will give you course specific careers information.

Doing a course such as this opens up the list of avenues for employment – it didn’t limit me to one particular field. Studying at Warwick helped me learn those critical skills that are translational and apply to solving real-life problems in the industry. I gained the skills and confidence needed for a career in the corporate world.
Gayanika Hettiarachchi, MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management

The course sharpened my transferable skills such as presentation, group work, poster design and academic writing. These prepared me for employment in the food business after graduation. Studying abroad has given me the chance to know myself better. If there is one piece of advice I can give to the future students, it would be to learn new things and find what gives you a sense of achievement.
Shihuang Fu, MSc Food Security

The Government’s 2017 & 2018 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) show that Warwick's Life Sciences graduates are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for high earnings five years after their graduation.

The University of Warwick is one of the top three most targeted universities by top employers. High Fliers Report 2020.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019 have ranked the University of Warwick in the world’s top 100 universities for graduate employability.

I will resume working at the Scientific Research Council (Jamaica) in a new capacity as the Research Scientist for the Tissue Culture Unit, however, I have plans to start my own company to produce value added products from hemp plant.
Shishca Higgins, MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management

After this course I came to realise what I was truly interested in doing for a career, and the multi-disciplinary nature of this course helped me get that job (as a member of the corporate strategy and development team in a top 15 Indian pharma). They said that if not for this course, my background would have been too technical to even be considered for the position I now have.
Abbas Deesawala, MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management


Local advice about the application procedure is available from all British Council offices and University of Warwick representatives. See our Study International pages.

Hear from students and staff what it’s like to study Life Sciences here at Warwick



Group work is an important part of our degrees

Our ICL Suite with 120 iMacs

Biomed Grid

BioMed Grid

Alumni Jobs

Look at some of the jobs our international graduates have secured

Alumni Profiles

Nalini Pinto (India)

Huda Daud (Malaysia)

Daniel Mbogo (Kenya)

Sally Musungu (Kenya)

Stefan Marcus (Romania/Canada)

View additional student profiles

Everything you need to know about Accommodation

Please find lots more information on our University of Warwick International Study pages