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MSci Integrated Natural Sciences

"MSci Integrated Natural Sciences is the course that we, your instructors, all wish that we could have done as undergraduates. If, like us, you are excited by science in general, and especially by the problem of how life works, then this could be the course for you!"
Professor Rob Cross
Course Co-Director

"Numerous recent advances in our understanding of biology has been driven by concepts and approaches from physics, computer science, chemistry and mathematics. Yet, most undergraduate courses do not reflect how modern science is inherently interdisciplinary. This course provides a genuinely integrated approach to teaching students the tools and techniques that are common in the latest biology and medical research. Finally, the focus on problem solving – rather than lectures - builds skills that are sought after by numerous employers, not just academia"
Dr Timothy Saunders
Course Co-Director

Our primary goal with this innovative course is to strengthen you as a scientist, by training you across disciplines. Using a blend of classroom instruction, team-based problem-solving, laboratory experimental work and individual study, you will learn to think creatively and quantitatively, formulate problems, and solve them by drawing freely on the techniques and perspectives of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computation.
Why study MSci Integrated Natural Sciences?
• Designed and taught by active researchers
• Combines the strengths of Warwick’s Medical School (WMS) and the School of Life Sciences (SLS), to offers you unique opportunities to develop
yourself as a scientist.
• Supports students to conduct original research into unsolved scientific problems from day one
• “Anti-disciplinary” – incorporates principles from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computing, and teaches students to move confidently across disciplinary boundaries
• Equips students with both practical experimental skills and analytical thinking skills
• Incorporates Python e-labs, equipping students with essential computational skills

Entry requirements

A level:

  • AAA to include Mathematics and either Biology or Chemistry
  • You will also need GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or above


  • 36 to include 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and 6 in either Higher Level Biology or Higher Level Chemistry.

UCAS code: CF10

Award: Degree of Master of Science

Duration: 4 years full time (30 weeks per year)

Starts: October 2024

Location of study: University of Warwick

How to apply

Fees and funding

Year One

You will be taught by active research scientists with international reputations, who will help you to think creatively and quantitatively, formulate problems, and work effectively to solve them by drawing freely on the methods and mind sets of different scientific disciplines. Laboratory experimental work in small teams begins right from the outset, with parallel classroom sessions to teach you relevant scientific concepts and methods, ranging across multiple disciplines.

Year One modules

Years Two and Three

The Integrated Science approach continues for your cohort, running alongside a more in-depth look at the molecular and cellular basis of life in modules taught by the School of Life Sciences. Core modules include enzymology, protein structure/function, structural molecular biology and tools for discovery. In both years two and three, these are combined with optional modules chosen from an extensive menu, including the possibility to take courses outside of WMS and School of Life Sciences.

Modules in Years Two and Three

Year Four

You will focus primarily on lab-based experimental research, pursuing your own project, and will write a Master’s thesis. Alongside this, you will choose a number of optional modules in subjects, including essential and transferable research skills, frontier techniques in biomedical research, mathematical modelling of biomedical systems, and programming for biomedical data analysis.

Year Four modules

The design of this innovative course is driven by the belief that the best way to learn science is to do science. During the whole of your first year, you will spend roughly half your time in the lab, doing experiments. The instructors on this course are all accomplished scientists and they will work closely with you to help you develop as an experimental scientist. You will learn lab skills by doing experiments that address unsolved scientific questions, right from the outset. Find out more.

Read our staff biographies
to find out more about the teaching staff on the course. The team talk about their backgrounds, interests, current research and why they are passionate about teaching on the Integrated Natural Sciences course.

Open Days

Our open days give you the chance to hear more about the course, meet staff and students, visit the Medical School, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. We hold four open days per year, usually in June and October. Find out more.

Contact us

Want to find out more? If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Want to find out what you could be studying as an Integrated Natural Sciences student at Warwick Medical School? Take a look at some of our taster lecture and course overview sessions from our recent virtual open days below!

Introduction to Integrated Science with Prof Rob Cross - British Council Masterclass

Taster session with Professor Andrew McAinsh

Taster session with Associate Professor Andrew Blanks