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Postgraduate International Students

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 (Guardian University Guide 2018).

Warwick is a Russell Group University ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities in 2018’s Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings. The 2018 QS World Rankings place us at 57th in the world.

We are the number one UK 'Golden Age' university (1945 - 1966) and 8th in the world (Times Higher Education 2017).

In February 2017 we were named as one of the world’s most international universities by the THE (Times Higher Education). Recognised for our international outlook, research influence and global academic reputation, Warwick ranked 17th in the world – with currently 41% of research and academic staff being non-UK nationals, over 9000 international students, 554 outgoing and 643 incoming Study Abroad students and alumni residing in 192 countries.

In the QS Best Student Cities 2017 rankings, Coventry was ranked 39th in the world and 5th in the UK.


Life Sciences facilities are excellent with designated lecture rooms and a work room 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.


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

One of the best things I enjoyed on the MSc course was the high degree of support I received. The tutors and programme managers were always available and ready to help me solve any problem I had, whether the problem was academic or non-academic and this was one the major reasons why I was able to succeed during my programme.
Ayodele Fakoya, MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & 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 found the orientation to be a great way for students to come to terms with their new surroundings and get to know other students from all over the world in the same position as themselves.
Arvinder Deol, Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & 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.

Your Career Options

You will gain a range of skills that lead to employment within 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. Many students choose to go onto further study, for example a PhD. Course web pages will give you course specific careers information.

This course helped me a lot! Currently, employers prefer people with diverse backgrounds rather than experts in a certain field. Moreover, the course improved my English ability by a large amount.
Zhiming Xiao, MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management

As a result of the MSc I think I am much more employable as I have improved upon and gained many skills which I didn’t have after my undergraduate degree. Undertaking a placement and getting experience of the working environment, as well as the large amounts of presentations we had to do have particularly helped this.
Susannah Chapman, MSc Sustainable Crop Production

The University of Warwick is the top most targeted university by top employers. High Fliers Report 2017.

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 have ranked the University of Warwick in the world’s top 100 universities for graduate employability.

I am in the process of starting up a biotechnology company in Nigeria with the friends I made on the MSc course and the multidisciplinary knowledge and unique set of skills the MSc has provided us will help us to succeed as entrepreneurs.
Ayodele Fakoya, MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management

After this course I came to realize 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.


Why not visit our
Online Open Day.
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

ICL Suite
Our ICL Suite with 120 iMacs


BioMed Grid

International Alumni Jobs

Look at some of the jobs our international graduates have secured.

International Alumni Profiles

Nalini Pinto (India)

Huda Daud (Malaysia)

Sally Musungu (Kenya)

David Zhu (Canada, working in Shanghai)

You can view additional student profiles on the course pages


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