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
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.