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We are renowned for the wide-reaching impact of our research and were ranked 7th overall among UK research universities in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.

Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme (URSS)

All our undergraduate courses offer opportunities to complete research projects, whether that involves group work or completing an individual dissertation.

Our well-established Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) means you can also participate in cutting-edge research outside of your degree, adding an extra dimension to your studies and allowing you to follow your curiosities beyond the curriculum.

URSS enables you to apply for a bursary and skills training to work alongside academics on a research project outside your course, on campus, in the UK or throughout the world. You’ll also get official recognition of your achievements.

My URSS project begins! I’m so excited to be conducting my research and project in London. I am nervous, I’ve never been involved in something like this, but it will be a great achievement once I complete it. I have an Oyster card ready and my pen and paper. Tomorrow I am going to the British Library to register in order to get my library card and enter the reading rooms! It all seems very official and I am quite nervous, but obviously excited as well.

Jivan Kandola, 2nd Year, Classical Civilisation, URSS participant in 2016


International collaboration

Warwick’s global connections mean that you can collaborate with students and academics from leading overseas universities to broach new areas of research. Many of these opportunities draw on our close partnership with Monash University in Melbourne, including:

  • Reinvention journal – Our joint academic journal with Monash University in Australia, Reinvention: an International Journal of Undergraduate Research, is run and edited by undergraduates from both universities. It showcases some of the best undergraduate research from around the world, giving you the opportunity to have your work peer-reviewed by academics.
  • International Conference of Undergraduate Research – Using the latest video-conferencing technology to bring together students from all over the world, this annual event celebrates and shares undergraduate research. It is funded and run jointly by our Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) and the Monash-Warwick Alliance.
At Warwick, you'll be surrounded with problem-solvers who are as interested in revealing the oceans’ microplastics as they are discovering stars in the night sky.

Industry links

Many leading UK and international companies invest heavily in Warwick’s research expertise. This investment means that we can continue to improve our learning and research facilities. Some companies also offer their own opportunities for you to get involved in research. For example, an eight-week summer internship scheme run by WMG (formerly Warwick Manufacturing Group) gives our undergraduates experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside global companies to develop solutions to real-world problems.


Research to get deeper - find out more about our student research community, and learn how you could lead your own research project.