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Warwick students: Academic departments

Understand what subjects our students are studying whilst at Warwick.

Our students are drawn from over 33 Academic Departments Link opens in a new windowoffering the following undergraduate coursesLink opens in a new window*.

Warwick students currently undertake a more traditional undergraduate study format, with a large number of departments offering placement opportunities as part of their course.

In many cases, students self-source work placements that form part of their degree course and receive support from their academic department and the university. The university provides a job vacancy website, myAdvantage opens in a new window, for employers to post opportunities. In a smaller number of cases, departments manage the process of matching students to a course-related placement. If you would like more information about how to engage with departments and speak to them about your opportunities, please contact us.

UK undergraduate students sometimes have the opportunity to take a voluntary year out of their degree, in order to undertake a specific work experience opportunity, and these students then supplement the numbers taking a formal placement year, but summer internships, vacation and part-time work are enduringly more popular with Warwick students. It is not usually possible for a student visa holder to take part in Warwick's Voluntary Year Out Scheme. Departments at Warwick that currently include industrial or work-based placements during the academic year include:

  • Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
  • Centre for Education Studies (CES)
  • Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL)
  • Centre for Teacher Education (CTE)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural and Media Policy Studies
  • Engineering
  • Global Sustainable Development & Liberal Arts (School for Cross-Faculty Studies)
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics and International Studies (PAIS)
  • Psychology
  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures**
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • WBS (Warwick Business School)
  • WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group)
  • Warwick Medical School (WMS)

*Warwick does not have courses in: Geography, Geology, Architecture, Sports Science

**French, German, Italian and Hispanic Studies departments look for overseas placements in countries where these languages are spoken.