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MSci Integrated Science

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MSci Integrated Science 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 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 Science?
• 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 MATLAB and 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

IB:

  • 38 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 2021

Location of study: University of Warwick

How to apply

Fees and funding.

Year one

Year one is divided into two-week blocks, with each block defined by a scientific question. We begin Term 1 with four weeks (2 blocks) of introductory experimental skills and computer skills and then progressively increase the size-scale of the problems, moving on from Atoms and Molecules (Term 1) to Organelles and Cells (Term 2) and finally Embryos and Organisms (Term 3).

Year one modules


Years two and three

In years 2 and 3, your course will make extensive use of existing, highly successful modules within the School of Life Sciences. To do this, your cohort will largely merge with a much larger cohort of SLS students for classes, alongside an ongoing programme of WMS integrated science labs and tutorials that aims further to develop your integrated science skills.

Years two and three modules


Year four

In year 4, you will focus almost entirely on lab-based experimental research, pursuing your own project, embedded in an active research lab and closely supported by the lab’s lead. You will then write a Master's thesis, and graduate with a Master's in Integrated Science.

Year four modules

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 Science 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.

Live chats

We hold regular live online chats where you can chat to members of our course teams and ask any questions you may have. If you'd like to attend a chat please register your interest and we'll let you know when the next session is booked.

Contact us

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

This is a new course so there are as yet no previous graduates. We expect that this course will appeal to passionate scientists wishing to pursue an academic career in scientific research. Other potential career paths may include medicine, following a graduate-entry medical programme on completion of this degree.

Graduates of biomedical, biological and biochemistry undergraduate degrees from the University of Warwick have gone on to work for organisations including:

    • NHS
    • AstraZeneca
    • KPMG
    • Taylor and Francis Scientific Publishing
    • Diabetes UK

    Warwick is currently the third most targeted university for graduate recruitment in the UK (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research Ltd).

    Want to find out what you could be studying as an Integrated Science 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!

    Overview Session with Professor Rob Cross

    Taster session with Professor Andrew McAinsh

    Taster session with Associate Professor Andrew Blanks

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