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Why Interdisciplinarity?

There is a great deal of benefit to be had from really focussing in on a subject at university, but interdisciplinary study provides a great contrast by exposing you to fresh ideas.
Your Degree

Interdisciplinarity benefits your academic experience by expanding your way of looking at your own discipline.

  • Train yourself to see connections between disciplines and ideas
  • Explore topics that are of interest to you and are linked to real world context
  • Learn to express and interpret ideas in multiple ways
  • Produce better quality work and more innovative research
  • Develop and enhance collaborative and critical thinking skills
  • Understand your home discipline better
  • Work with and learn from a diverse interdisciplinary and international community at Warwick
Your Future

Engaging in Interdisciplinarity will help you develop key attributes of a 21st century graduate and have a huge impact on your personal and professional development.

  • Become adaptable and flexible to changing environments
  • Connect and transfer knowledge and ideas between and across projects and fields
  • Enhance your way of understanding and solving complex real world challenges
  • Zoom in and out of issues and contexts
  • Synthesise and interpret new information easier
  • Find more creative and innovative solutions to problems
  • Build on diversity of ideas and backgrounds when working with others

Why be interdisciplinary?

How to be more interdisciplinary?

There is a great deal of benefit to be had from really focusing in on a subject at university, but interdisciplinary study provides a great contrast by exposing you to fresh ideas. And there are practical benefits for your career too - you'll have a real advantage if you can demonstrate an aptitude for working in multi-discipline teams, which interdisciplinary study encourages. Being able to draw on exposure to different perspectives will also give you an important edge in the job market.
Professor Pat Tissington, Academic Director: Employability and Skills