Interdisciplinarity at Warwick is about being part of a diverse community. There are so many opportunities to choose from as well as support and resources to create your own!
Library at Warwick is so much more than you think. Find out more about your Academic Support Librarian and get in touch with them to learn more about the ways you can explore a topic or a subject you are interested in beyond the boundaries of your course. Explore a range of events, skills workshops, dedicated spaces and support for all learners. Get Started!
Discover Student Research opportunities and ways to make impact on Warwick's research culture and your future, whatever your post Warwick destination is. Warwick's Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) is long standing and a well recognised student research scheme available to all undergraduate students. It is a unique opportunity to dream up and conduct a funded summer research project on any topic, regardless of your disciplinary background.
Designed and delivered by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL), Warwick's centre for interdisciplinary pedagogic innovation, interdisciplinary modules are available to all undergraduate in Year 2 and above and all postgraduate students. There are many other ways to engage with IATL's activities. Aside from a range of interdisciplinary modules, you can get involved in exciting interdisciplinary research projects and access funding opportunities.
Warwick Student's Union has over 200 student run societies that cover a broad array of interdisciplinary activities, ranging from academic societies to performance based societies. Visit the SU website, explore your areas of interest or talk to a member of the Societies' team. You can even take it one step further and start a society of your own or get involved in representing the student voice at Warwick! There are also plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills to supporting a good cause. Learn more by visiting the Warwick Volunteers page.
With dedicated workshops and support available for undergraduates, taught postgraduates and research postgraduates there are endless opportunity to gain new skills whilst working in interdisciplinary teams outside of your home department. You can also gain recognition for going above and beyond your studies by participating in the Warwick Skills Portfolio Award (WSPA). Make sure to check out the Skills Festival, Numerical and Digital skills opportunities available at Warwick to help you grow into an interdisciplinary thinker. A dedicated team of Career Advisors are always there to help you translate your skills and interdisciplinary mindset into a CV of a 21st century graduate that truly stands out.
The two exciting projects created by the SU and crowdsourced by the Warwick students, Discover my Module and Liberate my Module are a great way to learn about the curriculum and module options available outside of your department and discipline.
Both pages will help you learn more about other Warwick students' experience of interdisciplinary learning. You will also find some useful tips that will help you get the most of learning beyond the boundaries of your degree.
Warwick Enterprise provides a number of opportunities to nurture and develop entrepreneurs and innovators at Warwick through education, mentoring, networking and workshops. A range of funding opportunities is available to help students from any disciplinary background and study level turn their entrepreneurial ideas into reality.
Push the boundaries of your degree and Warwick experience by learning a language. The Language Centre provides language learning opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students, University staff, and members of the public. There are several ways you can learn languages with the Centre and find an option that works best with your degree and ambition. You can take a language as part of your degree, as an extra course of study, through a language proficiency test or by taking a shorter summer course.
The Sustainability Hub curates on-campus efforts and activities that students from any discipline at Warwick can support and engage with. Get hands on experience and learn new skills whilst caring for the environment. There are plenty of opportunities to discuss and co-create solutions to real world issues related to the environment that start with your Warwick campus. Explore how you can be involved and become a Warwick change-maker.
You do not need to cross a border to have a truly international experience at Warwick. Our students represent over 140 nationalities making Warwick a global campus where intercultural and international friendships and connections form the basis of your academic experience.
Find out more about a range of opportunities available to all students by visiting the World at Warwick Hub. Learning together and from each other no matter what background you are coming from is a key Warwick value. Make the most of intercultural and interdisciplinary opportunities by signing up to the Intercultural Training Programme and develop the highly sought after skills and a mindset of a global graduate.
Interdisciplinarity at Warwick is closely linked to the world leading research that takes place across all faculties and disciplines. Our Global Research Priorities (GRP) programme addresses some of the most challenging problems facing the world today, providing a platform for multidisciplinary research in 11 key areas of international significance, from food to sustainable cities, energy to innovative manufacturing.
There is a number of opportunities for students of all study levels to explore interdisciplinary topics through GRP research projects, talks and events. For more information about the programme, contact GRPResearch at warwick dot ac dot uk.
Research is at the core of Warwick's excellency and research students make an important part of the interdisciplinary academic community. By bringing together research projects from across the faculties and disciplines, the University is able to make a real contribution towards solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Warwick's postgraduate degrees and interdisciplinary doctoral programmes are widely recognised opportunities to launch your research career. Visit Postgraduate Research pages to find out more about how to apply & the current research projects.