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Internationalisation in Life Sciences

Global and connected

Here in Life Sciences we are committed to providing all our students with international and intercultural experiences, acknowledging how such experiences broaden global perspectives. We do this through encouraging engagement with the following optional activities;

  • Brazil Field Trip – Students undertake experience at the Centre for Marine Biology at the University of Sao Paulo (limited places-additional costs apply)
  • Study Abroad Opportunities
  • ICUR – International Conference of Undergraduate Research – Undergraduate students have the opportunity to present their research on an international stage

In the curriculum

Biology is a global subject and this is reflected in our courses and curriculum.

We run a portfolio of exchange programmes with Monash, McMasters, and EU institutions and organise a marine biology field trip to a research station in Brazil. We also support industrial placements abroad as part of our MBio in Industry and Placement Year programmes.

As part of our community

Outside of the School of Life Sciences there is a range of opportunities to immerse yourself into Warwick's intercultural and international experience.

Warwick Students' Union (SU) has over 250 societies! There is something for everyone and you can always start your own. Check out the full list of societies, but here are a few you can start with:

The SU is a great place to start your global experience at Warwick! Find out more but the SU and its role in supporting your student experience and browse their events. Don't forget to explore student stories and intercultural tips to get you started!

International mobility opportunities

Students of Life Sciences are encouraged to undertake international opportunities, we provide the chance to study relevant courses or undertake research abroad at the following institutions to name just a few;

  • Nanyang Technological University - Singapore
  • University of Strasbourg - France
  • Neuroscience research placement - University of Malta

You can also access opportunities available outside of the School of Life Sciences, available to all students. To find out more about these opportunities, your eligibility and what to expect, visit Study Abroad pages or contact Warwick's student mobility team.

Developing global skills

Warwick has developed an innovative intercultural training programme, designed to help enrich your intercultural experience as part of your University journey. This unique programme is delivered in three stages: before, during and after intercultural experience. It consists of interactive workshops, online modules, reflective exercises, and an employability workshop.

Whether you are interested in a global career, planning to study abroad as part of your degree, or want to make the most of your global friendships and connections, the programme will help you to prepare for your intercultural experiences, make the most of them through reflective tools, then articulate intercultural skills you have developed to prospective employers. To find out more and sign up for the programme, visit Develop Global Skills page.