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Undergraduate 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.

Warwick's School of Life Sciences is ranked 4th in the UK for Biosciences (The Guardian 2019).

Warwick is a Russell Group University ranked 79th in the world in the THE (Times Higher Education) 2019 World University Rankings. The 2019 QS World Rankings place us at 10th in the UK and 54th in the world. Warwick is ranked 4th in Europe in the new Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 and is the 3rd placed University in Europe offering Biological Sciences.

In March 2018 we were named as one of the world’s top 20 most international universities by the THE (Times Higher Education). Recognised for our international outlook, research influence and global academic reputation, Warwick is ranked 19th 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.

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 2018 rankings, Coventry was ranked 44th in the world and 5th in the UK.


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.

I love the BioMed Grid, it's such a useful space for revision. The facilities are great.
Adam Pickles, Biological Sciences.

The ICL suite is a very useful learning facility for both large scale workshops and independent learning.
Matthew Roberts, Biochemistry.

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.

My first friends on my course came from initial pastoral care meetings with our tutor groups which helped me find my feet and not feel lonely. Having a personal tutor to go to for academic support and pastoral care was wonderful.
Sonia Kumar, Biochemistry.

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.

Your Career Options

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. 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 employers need, for example 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.

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 in the top three most targeted university by top employers (High Fliers Report 2018).

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


Take a look at our International Life Sciences Excellence Scholarship.


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.

Warwick International Foundation Programme

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.


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 at Warwick


Students in lab

Laboratories are an important part of our degrees

ICL suite
Our ICL suite with 120 iMacs

BioMed Grid

BioMed Grid

Alumni Profiles & Blogs

Rushad Malhotra Mukhtyar  (India)

Dheeya Rizmie  

Temitope Adedoyin  (Nigeria)

Blogs from Warwick's International student community

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