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.
- Hear from students and staff what it's like to study Life Sciences at Warwick.
- Read blogs from Warwick's International community
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 undergraduate degree, graduating in/or after 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.
Local advice about the application procedure is available from all British Council offices and University of Warwick representatives.
See our Study International pages.
- Warwick is a Russell Group University ranked at 9th in the UK and 77th in the World (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021). Warwick is ranked 8th in Europe in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2019. Warwick is ranked 10th in UK and 62nd in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021.
- In 2021 Warwick was ranked 20th in the world’s top most international universities by the THE (Times Higher Education). Recognised for our international outlook, research influence and global academic reputation. An international approach to higher education has been at the centre of the University of Warwick since its inception.
- All Life Sciences courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology who follow an independent and rigorous assessment to ensure that a degree contains a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills and prepares graduates to address the needs of employers.
- In the QS Best Student Cities 2019 rankings, Coventry was ranked 47th in the world and 5th in the UK.
- 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.
Teaching & Facilities
You will be taught by both research active lecturers and dedicated teaching fellows. Life Sciences facilities are excellent with well equipped teaching laboratories, lecture theatres and smaller seminar rooms. We have both an Interactive Computational Learning (ICL) suite and the BioMed Grid for independent and group study.
“In my opinion, the best thing about Warwick is the lecturers. I received a top-class education from lecturers who are leading researchers in their field, many of whom are also passionate teachers who genuinely care about their students’ education.”
Courtney Morris, Biomedical Science
"The facility I find most useful is the ICL suite. It's a very bright and spacious room that allows me to focus on my work."
Loizos Papayiannis, Biomedical Science
We use Lecture Capture which records lectures so that you can re-visit and repeat sections you might not have understood first time round. These are also a very useful revision tool.
In addition to University support mechanisms and facilities, Life Sciences has its own extensive support structure. Weekly tutorials in your first year provide the opportunity to regularly meet with your personal tutor and a small group of peers. Your tutor will be there throughout your time with us to help with both academic and personal issues.
"I learnt many different skills in tutorials such as making posters, delivering presentations, critical evaluation of published papers and debating, which made the course very versatile and definitely not boring."
Sanjna Gupta, Biomedical Science
We also provide support with data handling (QuBiC) and our Science 101 module helps first year students transition from school to university.
The University has developed an online interactive tool to help Chinese students increase their employability and entrepreneurship skills.
This is a pre-university course that helps to prepare you for study in the UK and helps you decide on future study.
With a guaranteed offer from the School of Life Sciences, this Foundation Programme is a fast-track 9-month pre-university course for international students.
A Life Sciences degree from the University of Warwick is an excellent qualification for securing your future career in a diverse range of industries and employment sectors. We provide support if you wish to take a year in industry and gain valuable work experience. In addition to academic knowledge, you will develop the valuable transferable skills employers need, such as problem-solving, communication and leadership. Our integrated Masters (MBio) options not only provide a sound base for those wanting to study for a PhD or go onto a career in research, but also provide transferable skills such as project management.
"Warwick opened my mind to new areas of science and new ways of working. Its excellent reputation and opportunities for experience in the lab made me desirable to employers. My employer saw in me a willingness to learn and an interest in science whose cultivation started at Warwick."
Larissa Butler, Biochemistry with Placement Year
- Read our Alumni profiles
The University has a very safe campus. 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.