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Cyber Security BSc (UCAS H651)

Cyber Security student researching at the University of Warwick

Find out more about our Cyber Security degree at Warwick

Cyber space comprises all the interactions with all the networks of digital devices, used to store, modify and communicate information, across all time. It is global in reach and vast in scale, extending far beyond the Internet.

Studying Cyber Security (BSc) will equip you to be part of the worldwide team securing the human experience in cyber space. Our BSc Cyber Security course is fully certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)Link opens in a new window, a part of GCHQ.


General entry requirements

A level typical offer

AAA (STEM subjects preferred: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics).

A level contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is AAB (STEM subjects preferred: Physics; Chemistry; Biology; General Sciences; Computer Science; Engineering; Mathematics). See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

IB typical offer

36 (STEM subjects preferred: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics).

IB contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is 34 (STEM subjects preferred). See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

BTEC

We welcome applications from students taking BTECs and/or CTECs and combinations with A levels.

We would require the overall load to be equivalent to 3 A levels and for combinations of qualifications to have no significant subject overlap. STEM related subjects are preferred: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics. A typical offer would be D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Scotland Advanced Highers

AA in two Advanced Highers and AAB in three additional Highers subjects.

Welsh Baccalaureate

AAB in three A levels plus grade C in the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas

We will consider applicants returning to study who are presenting a QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma on a case-by-case basis.

Typically, we require 45 Credits at Level 3, including Distinction in 33 Level 3 credits and Merit in 12 Level 3 Credits. We may also require subject specific credits or an A level to be studied alongside the Access to Higher Education Diploma to fulfil essential subject requirements.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.


International qualifications


English Language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English Language requirementsLink opens in a new window. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet these, you may be invited to take part in our Pre-sessional English course at WarwickLink opens in a new window.

This course requires: Band B

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Frequently asked questions

Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in a Widening Participation programme or who meet the contextual data criteria.

Differential offers will usually be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only).

Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.

We welcome applications for deferred entry.

We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

Course overview

Cyber security seeks to enable the good and prevent the bad in cyber space. For you to contribute to this task, you will learn a broad range of theory and practice. Most things will be viewed from two perspectives: what should happen, and what does happen. Many cyber security challenges lurk in this gap between concept and reality.

You will learn:

  • How to construct robust software
  • How to store data over time and communicate it over distance
  • How computer systems are organised
  • The capabilities of cryptographic techniques
  • The processes and procedures that provide assurance that things are as they should be
  • The mindset, tools, and techniques to discover the shortcomings of cyber systems, duly constrained by ethics and the law

This course has a strong technical focus so that you understand precisely how the digital parts of cyber systems function. However, the role played by people, processes and the physical environment in achieving cyber security is also a critical part of your study. Taken together, you will learn how to harden the security posture of an organisation's cyber systems. You will learn how to think and act coherently in cyber space.

Cyber security professionals are in high demand by businesses worldwide, meaning you will have access to a wealth of potential career routes in a highly mobile profession when you graduate.

Our BSc Cyber Security is fully certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) at GCHQ.


Study abroad

It is unlikely we will be able to support student mobility through study abroad programmes. The very specific curriculum of BSc Cyber Security means that an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities is unlikely to fit alongside the remainder of the curriculum.

Core modules

Year one lays the foundations for you to develop a deeper understanding of cyber space. You will be studying topics such as software development, computer architecture, networks, operating systems and the fundamentals of cyber security. Mathematical formalisms of discrete structure will be introduced to support a range of other topics.

Year two deepens and broadens your experience by exploring software engineering, programming languages, human computer interaction, secure systems, managing and securing information, all from a cyber security perspective.

The third year incorporates advanced topics in cyber security, incident management, digital forensics, low-level techniques (to better understand how potentially obfuscated code executes), and the science associated with dealing with bulk data. You will also complete an individual project, where you will apply your skills and knowledge to an area of your choice under the supervision of our academics.


Year One

Programming for Cyber Security

Fluency in the process of software development is a prerequisite to the study of much of the remainder of this programme. This module brings together the fundamental concepts and skills related to the software development process. It will provide you with a foundation for other software-oriented aspects of the programme, such as: programming languages for cyber security, data science for algorithms and complexity in the cyber context, and the cyber context of software engineering.

Read more about the Programming for Cyber Security moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2025/26 year of study).

Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

This module aims to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of modern computer architectures and system software concepts. It starts by providing essential principles and concepts of computer systems to develop a deeper understanding of the hardware environment upon which all computing is based, and the interface it provides to higher software layers. You will learn about computer systems’ functional components, their characteristics, performance, and interactions, and the challenge of harnessing parallelism to sustain performance improvements now and in the future. This module then outlines the principles of how an operating system is constructed, how it works, and its critical role in cyber security by providing a solid understanding of how a modern operating system satisfies its requirements in the cyber context.

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Discrete Mathematics

Discrete mathematics forms the mathematical foundation of computer science and cyber security. It forms the basis of how computers work, allows us to prove system correctness and security, and underlies modern cryptography. On this module, you will be introduced to the discrete structures used by computers, as well as how to use them to solve problems in cyber security.

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Algorithms and Data Structures

Algorithms are the fundamental building blocks of computer science – but how can we prove that an algorithm does what we want it to? How can we improve the efficiency of existing algorithms? This module will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques in algorithm design and optimisation. You will explore a wide range of topics, including sorting, searching and pathfinding algorithms, while evaluating their correctness and efficiency.

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Computer Networks

Currently, networks, whether wired or wireless, are an integral component of the present and future computing landscape. Computer networks form the foundation of modern information technology systems, enabling the seamless communication and transfer of data between devices and systems. This module aims to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills required to understand and work with computer networks effectively by providing a solid grounding of core networks and communication concepts.

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Cyber Security Fundamentals

This module will equip you to better understand the stages and concepts of a cyberattack. You will develop a practical understanding, as well as applying the common tools, techniques, and procedures utilised by adversaries and attackers during each phase of a cyberattack in a manner that is both legal and ethical.

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Security Testing I

This module aims to equip you with the knowledge and practical experience of performing security testing and producing professional penetration testing reports for client organisations. You will learn the importance of acting professionally, in an ethical manner, and will be made aware of ‘responsible reporting’ programmes. This module is partly taught by professional practitioners involved with professional penetration testing on a daily basis and also equipped with years of university academic experience.

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Digital Forensics Fundamentals

This module exposes you to the entire investigative lifecycle of a case, from a criminal and corporate perspective. You will develop:

  • A critical understanding of the process of digital investigation
  • An applied understanding of how to perform a digital investigation
  • The ability to apply appropriate tools to investigate a cutting edge digital investigation scenario

Read more about the Digital Forensics Fundamentals moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2025/26 year of study).

Year Two

Secure Software Development

This module aims to equip you with the knowledge and practical experience of secure software design and development principles. You will look at software engineering in the context of cyber security, applying frameworks such as the Trustworthy Software Framework and the Secure Software Development Life Cycle when developing software systems.

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Behavioural Cyber Security

This module places the person at the centre of the cyber domain by addressing issues of usability and human factors. As such, the focus is on trade-offs between usability and security on the one hand, and human psychology and human error on the other hand. Human vulnerabilities will be addressed in detail to build greater cyber resilience, and narrative around security awareness/training programmes and security culture will be also introduced for understanding broader, non-technical influences on security through minimising human related risks.

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Cryptosystems

On this module you will develop your ability to design robust security architectures tailored to specific scenarios. Moreover, you will acquire practical expertise in configuring systems using cryptographic techniques to achieve the desired security objectives. By actively participating in this module, you will enhance your overall understanding of trust and security, equipping you with the necessary tools to thrive in the dynamic landscape of cyber security.

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Secure Networks

This module covers basic concepts of cyber security, such as confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and authorization. These concepts will be explored within the context of several generic asset configurations, enabling you to understand the potential threats that may arise and various security measures that will be used to defend against these threats.

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Databases and Information Management

On this module, you will be introduced to the essential concepts of databases, data modelling, and optimisation. This knowledge will empower you to craft efficient databases for superior information management. From understanding Database Management Systems (DBMS) and data modelling to mastering Structured Query Language (SQL) and optimizing queries, you will gain indispensable skills for designing and maintaining robust databases.

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Information Security and Risk Management

This module aims to provide you with the skills that will allow you to have the confidence to recognise and assess information security risks and identify appropriate ways to manage information security within an organisational context. It is about designing and evaluating the solutions that have the strategy, policy, processes, behaviours, and technology, in place and coherently supporting each other.

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Security Testing II

This module covers the latest techniques of ethical hacking and provides practical experience in selecting and applying suitable tools and techniques. It is also designed to ensure that you are able to define the scope of testing under certain requirements and develop a relevant project plan, and carry out a security assessment by applying appropriate testing methodologies and tools.

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Research and Professional Skills

This module is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to research cross-cutting issues in cyber security contexts. You will learn about a range of data collection methods and analytical options relevant to this, and develop relevant skills in data collection and analysis. You will also be introduced to ethical issues in cyber security research, as well as provided with guidance on how to design, plan and manage your dissertation effectively. Lastly, the module will involve careers-oriented tasks, giving you the opportunity to consider your professional skills and career aspirations.

Read more about the Research and Professional Skills moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2026/27 year of study).

Year Three

Malware Analysis and Exploit Development

This module aims to explore the essential low-level techniques and analysis concepts relevant to identifying malicious code and exploiting vulnerabilities that reside in the binaries.

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AI and Cyber Security

AI-based solutions are having a significant impact in a number of areas, including cyber security. This module aims to develop your knowledge of the development and application of the most common machine learning models, and in particular a critical understanding of the applicability of each machine learning algorithms in the solution of a particular problem (class of problems). It will cover the best practice and main steps of developing AI-based solutions, including data collection/engineering and pre-processing, model design, training and evaluation, and deployment.

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Cyber Security Operations

This module seeks to introduce you to the state-of-the-art in effective and proactive cyberattack deterrents, including tools and techniques that can have long-term benefits in organisational policies while maintaining the resilience of our agile and delicate cyber infrastructures.

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Cyber Security and Incident Response

This module comprises two related but distinct themes: cyber incident response and digital forensics. The focus of the module is on investigations that respond to incidents in corporate environments, while it sets the scene on examining potential evidence based on the principles that have been established by the digital forensics community. It aims to provide you with the required skills that will allow you to prepare and manage a cyber security incident and allow you to apply digital forensics principles for the investigation of a cyber security incident.

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Cyber Security Project

With support from a supervisor, you will undertake the full life cycle of a research or development project in the cyber security domain.

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Optional modules

In the final year, you will select two modules from the following list of optional modules:

Advanced Forensics and Investigations

This module advances on previously gained skills in digital forensics and explores different themes. One part of the module places a strong emphasis on engagement with applied research advances on contemporary topics in the field and current professional practises. The other part of the module strongly focuses on the technical analysis and techniques involved when investigating different devices and technologies.

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Privacy and Online Rights

Privacy is recognised as a fundamental human right, however, it can be easily exploited in the digital domain due to the large scale of use and spread of advanced digital technologies for data mining and surveillance. This module aims to provide you with a critical awareness of privacy issues in cyber security and allow you to apply advanced technical concepts and practices for managing privacy in organisations using a psychological and usability perspectives.

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Cloud and Virtualisation Security

This module considers the cyber security consequences of virtualised systems and the opportunities that they offer. Focusing on software containerisation systems such as Docker, and comparing their properties with other virtualisation tools and techniques, the module looks at the trust relationships and the available security controls between the underlying operating system, the container, or other virtualised environment, and the software executing within the container.

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Cyber-Physical Systems

Much attention relating to communication in the cyber domain is focused around the Internet. A range of other communication protocols and technologies are widely deployed in industrial control, vehicle and other systems. Understanding the significant characteristics of the physical manifestations of digital information, understanding the interconnectedness of the cyber domain with the physical domain via sensors and actuators, and understanding non-Internet technologies and protocols reduces the risk of inadvertently leaving a cyber system in a vulnerable position. The overall aim of this module is to enable you to have a meaningful conversation with practising engineers concerning the security of cyber-physical systems.

Read more about the Cyber-Physical Systems moduleLink opens in a new window including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2027/28 year of study).

Assessment

Your performance will be assessed predominantly by coursework with a small number of written examinations. The coursework may be individual or group work involving aspects of cyber system development, cyber system analysis, cyber research, and presentation of findings. The second and final year place particular emphasis on coursework with a practitioner focus.

The final degree classification is determined by your second (30%) and final year marks (70%).

Teaching

The course is delivered by subject leaders from the WMG Cyber Security Centre. Teaching and learning is delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, and high-intensity workshops with structured independent consolidation activities in between.

Teaching sessions will comprise a mix of conventional lectures, practical laboratory sessions and tutorial sessions. The proportions and emphasis will vary from module to module.

Solving practical problems

The consolidation activities will typically involve the application of material covered in the workshop to a practical problem. Some of this consolidation activity will be individual, some will be working in teams. Some development projects will span several workshops and run for several weeks.

Much of the practical activity will take place in our dedicated Cyber Security laboratories within the WMG Cyber Security Centre. Your studies will culminate in your final year individual cyber project.


Class sizes

Class sizes will typically be in groups of 24 or 48.


Typical contact hours

During term time, outside the summer examination period, teaching contact time will normally be 18 hours per week in years one and two.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment. Fees are charged at the start of each academic year. If you pay your fees directly to the University, you can choose to pay in instalments.

Undergraduate fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2024, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


How are fees set?

The British Government sets tuition fee rates.

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Undergraduate fees

If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2024, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:

  • Band 1 – £24,800 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
  • Band 2 – £31,620 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Maths, Statistics, Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)

Fees for 2025 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2025 fee rates before you apply.


Fee status guidance

We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students will be classified as Home or Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

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Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad.

For departmental specific costs, please see the Modules tab on this web page for the list of core and optional core modules with hyperlinks to our Module CatalogueLink opens in a new window (please visit the Department’s website if the Module Catalogue hyperlinks are not provided).

Associated costs can be found on the Study tab for each module listed in the Module Catalogue (please note most of the module content applies to 2023/24 year of study). Information about module specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Further information

Find out more about tuition fees from our Student Finance team.


Scholarships and bursaries

Learn about scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students.

We offer a number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to full-time undergraduate students. These include sporting and musical bursaries, and scholarships offered by commercial organisations.

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If you are an international student, a limited number of scholarships may be available.

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You may be eligible for financial help from your own government, from the British Council or from other funding agencies. You can usually request information on scholarships from the Ministry of Education in your home country, or from the local British Council office.


Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2023

We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2023.Link opens in a new window

We provide extra financial support for qualifying students from lower income families. The Warwick Undergraduate Bursary is an annual award of up to £3,000 per annum. It is intended to help with course-related costs and you do not have to pay it back.

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As part of the 'City of Sanctuary' movement, we are committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. We provide a range of scholarships to enable people seeking sanctuary or asylum to progress to access university education.

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Further information

Find out more about Warwick undergraduate bursaries and scholarships.

Eligibility for student loans

Your eligibility for student finance will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status, your course, and previous study at higher education level.

Check if you're eligible for student finance.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You can apply for a Maintenance Loan towards your living costs such as accommodation, food and bills. This loan is means-tested, so the amount you receive is partially based on your household income and whether you choose to live at home or in student accommodation.

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If you’re starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you usually must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement SchemeLink opens in a new window to get student finance.

Tuition Fee Loan

If you are an EU student and eligible for student finance you may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you may receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won't have to set up any payments.

Help with living costs

For the 2023 academic year, you may be eligible for help with your living costs if both of the following apply:

  • You have lived in the UK for more than 3 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course

And

If you are coming to the UK from 1st January 2021, you may need to apply for a visaLink opens in a new window to study here.

Please note: Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Repaying your loans

You will repay your loan or loans gradually once you are working and earning above a certain amount (for students starting their course after 1 August 2023 the repayment threshold is £25,000). Repayments will be taken directly from your salary if you are an employee. If your income falls below the earnings threshold, your repayments will stop until your income goes back up above this figure.

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Your career

Cyber security professionals are in high demand by businesses worldwide, meaning you’ll have access to a wealth of potential career routes in a highly mobile profession when you graduate.

Career paths could include technical, managerial, and strategic paths in public, private, or charity sectors; enabling social services, commerce, healthcare, transportation, environmental protection and more generally, a secure digital society.

Early career roles could include:

  • Network Security Administrator
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Threat Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Secure Software Developer
  • Junior Consultant
  • Audit Compliance
  • Technical Consultant

Later career roles could include:

  • Security Architect
  • Security Assessor
  • Security Analyst
  • Incident Response Coordinator
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Chief Information Security Officer

Helping you find the right career

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant to support you. They offer impartial advice and guidance, together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Career planning for WMG students
  • Options in Engineering
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Effective Applications for WMG students
  • Researching Employers for WMG students

Find out more about careers support at Warwick.

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Warwick Experience

Take a virtual, student-led campus tour. Then join an interactive panel session, where you can hear from and chat to our current students and staff.

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Student blogs

Explore our student blogs in Unibuddy. You can read about campus life from students themselves, and register to post questions directly to students.

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Explore campus with our virtual tour

Our 360 tour lets you:

  • Watch student videos
  • View 360 photography and drone footage
  • Learn about facilities and landmarks

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Come to an Open Day

Don’t just take it from us, come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about. Whether it's a virtual visit or in-person, our University Open Days give you the chance to meet staff and students, visit academic departments, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick.

Open Days at Warwick

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