General entry requirements
Either AAB including one subject from the list below (Biology recommended)
OR ABB including two subjects from the list below:
- Applied Science
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science
- Physical Education
Either 36 overall to include 5 in one Higher Level subject from the list below (Biology recommended)
Or 34 to include 5 in two Higher Level subjects from the list below:
- Computer Science
- Sports, Exercise and Health Science
We consider applications from students taking BTECs on a case-by-case basis, the following subject areas are of interest as part of our review.
- Applied Science
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science
- Health and Social Care
- Physical Education
Frequently asked questions
Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of 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).
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.
BSc Health and Medical sciences, a course offered by Warwick, enables students to investigate current local and global problems in health from multiple perspectives.
Wherever we look in the world, health and medical services are struggling to cope with the rising demand and increasing burden of disease. Advances in the scientific understanding of health and disease, along with technological innovations offer exciting opportunities for improved health, but also present novel challenges to our health systems in terms of developing affordable and accessible treatment and health management strategies.
Multiple factors ranging from our genes to our lifestyle and interactions within society will influence our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Multidisciplinary solutions to health problems must be multi-faceted and comprehensive, requiring individuals who have the skills to work across boundaries as agents for change.
The BSc in Health and Medical Sciences will help you understand current local and global problems in health through the integrated perspectives of health science and medical science. Medical sciences, including molecular biology, genetics and epigenetics, physiology, anatomy, immunology, pharmacology, discovery science and clinical trials, aims to promote an in-depth understanding of human biology, health and disease from the level of DNA, cells, and systems in the human body up to the level of patient as a whole.
Health Sciences, including health care systems, patient safety, ethics, human behaviour, psychology of health, sociology, epidemiology and health economics aims to promote an in-depth understanding of health problems from the level of individuals, families, the workplace, up to the level of societies and populations. Therefore, this course will equip you with the essential skills to be able to make a valuable contribution to health in our society, both locally and globally.
Case-based learning, a signature educational approach for Warwick Medical School, and small group teaching is a feature of the course as is technology enhanced learning. These progressive learning methods ensure our graduates are highly competent and employable across a broad range of careers in health and medical sciences.
The course is delivered over three years and largely conforms to University standard terms (approx. 25 weeks), holiday and assessment periods. The course addresses current local and global problems in health through the integrated perspectives of health and medical science, covering six main thematic areas:
- Non-communicable diseases
- Infectious disease
- Physical health
- Mental health
- Civil strife and displacement
- Concepts in Health and Medical Sciences
- Systems: Cell to Society
- Illness: Susceptibility and Inequality
- Wellbeing: Mental Health and Neurobiology
- Methods of Enquiry
- Food: Nutrition and Malnutrition
- Infection: Prevention and Outbreaks
- Interactions: Environment and Genes
- Pathways 1
- Pathways 2
- Project Planning
- Advanced Cases
- Making a Difference with Research and Science
- Technology and Health
- Dissertation Project
- Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
In Year Two you may choose a University-approved optional module. For example, you could choose a module from the Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL). Or it could be from another department, such as Global Sustainable Development.
The BSc Health and Medical Sciences course includes a mix of examinations, written course work, presentations, posters and skill-based assessment types. Many modules have more than one assessment type, so that you can convey your understanding of module material in diverse ways as we all learn in different ways.
The assessment strategy of the course links to employability and further study. In year two of the course you will be able undertake two optional modules allowing you to diversify your studies and develop transferable skills. In years two and three of the course you will also have chance to work on a range of personal development areas, having access to the extensive careers and skills service at Warwick.
Student research lies at the heart of the course assessment strategy. In year one you will undertake a dedicated ‘Methods of Enquiry module’ and present your ideas for a small research project. In year two you will develop your research skills in reviewing evidence, forming a research hypothesis, identifying appropriate methodology, addressing ethical issues, and communicating your findings. In year three, the research theme culminates in a dissertation project supervised by an expert in your field of interest from across the Health and Medical Sciences. Your dissertation project will develop your skills in critical thinking, extended exploration of concepts, testing of theory and analysis, and presentation of findings.
At Warwick Medical School, signature educational approach is case-based learning, undertaken in small teaching groups. You will be encouraged to get actively involved in activities centred around real-world case studies.
You will explore a broad range of structured and specifically-designed learning activities. This case-based learning approach will help you to develop problem-solving skills and integrate your learning.
You will work closely with your peers in small teams. As an additional feature of the course, some of the content will be delivered wholly online. This will give you flexibility and help you to develop personal responsibility for your studies.
The rest of your time will be taken up by directed learning activities, project work, additional reading and reflection as well as preparations for group work and assessed elements.
As a new course, we expect the class size to be around 30-35 students for full cohort sessions. Case-based learning and other small group activities will be in groups of around 8-10 students.
Typical contact hours
12-20 hours per week.
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.
If you are a home student enrolling in 2021, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.
2+2 course fees
If you are a home student enrolling in 2021 for a 2+2 course through the Centre for Lifelong Learning, your annual tuition fees will be £6,750. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.
How are fees set?
The British Government sets tuition fee rates.
If you are an EU student enrolling in 2021, the tuition fee will be charged in line with government policy and therefore the same as Overseas Tuition Fee rates.
For details please see Overseas students section below.
If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2021, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:
- Band 1 – £21,220 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
- Band 2 – £27,060 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)
Fees for 2022 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2022 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 from 2021 entry will be classified as Home or EU/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.
Additional course costs
There may be extra costs related to your course for things such as stationery, books, materials and field trips.
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.
If you are an international student, a limited number of scholarships may be available.
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 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuition Fee Loan
For the 2020 academic year, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees if you’re from an EU country. 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.
Help with living costs
For the 2020 academic year, you may be eligible for help with your living costs if you’ve lived in the UK for more than 5 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course.
If you are starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.
Repaying your loans
You will repay your loan or loans gradually once you are working and earning above a certain amount (from April 2021 the repayment threshold is £27,295 and is expected to rise each year). 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.
This course was launched in 2020, so our first cohort of students have not yet graduated. However, we expect that our students will have an interest in areas such as:
- Public health and health promotion
- Corporate social responsibility
- Industrial and graduate training programmes in health
- Non-governmental organisations
- Health services management and administration
- Graduate entry to further health and clinical education programmes
- Biomedical or health sciences research
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 Society at Medical School Event
- AFP Interview Preparation
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
- Foundation Programme (UKFPO) Information evening
Warwick Medical School
Established in 2000, Warwick Medical School (WMS) forms part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine at the University of Warwick. Alongside a range of educational opportunities, WMS has a reputation for research excellence, investigating solutions to significant global health challenges.
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- Biochemistry (BSc)
- Biochemistry (MBio)
- Biochemistry with Industrial Placement (MBio)
- Biochemistry with Placement Year (BSc)
- Biomedical Science (BSc)
- Biomedical Science (MBio)
- Biomedical Science with Industrial Placement (MBio)
- Biomedical Science with Placement Year (BSc)
- Health and Social Policy (BA) (Part-time with our Centre for Lifelong Learning)
- Neuroscience (BSc)
- Neuroscience (MBio)
- Neuroscience with Industrial Placement (MBio)
- Neuroscience with Placement Year (BSc)
Life at Warwick
Within a close-knit community of staff and students from all over the world, discover a campus alive with possibilities. A place where all the elements of your student experience come together in one place. Our supportive, energising, welcoming space creates the ideal environment for forging new connections, having fun and finding inspiration.
- Arts, Culture and Events
- Campus map
- Clubs and societies
- Food and drink
- Sports and Fitness
- Wellbeing support
Find out how to apply to us, ask your questions, and find out more.
Finding the right accommodation is key to helping you settle in quickly.
We have 12 self-catering undergraduate halls of residence on campus.
Our student property management and lettings agency manages more than 8,000 rooms both on and off campus, and provides advice to all full-time undergraduates.
You won't be short of ways to spend your time on campus - whether it's visiting Warwick Arts Centre, using our incredible new sports facilities, socialising in our bars, nightclub and cafés, or enjoying an open-air event. Or if you need some peace and quiet, you can explore lakes, woodland and green spaces just a few minutes’ walk from central campus.
Food and drink
We have lots of cafés, restaurants and shops on campus. You can enjoy great quality food and drink, with plenty of choice for all tastes and budgets. There is a convenience store on central campus, as well as two supermarkets and a small shopping centre in the nearby Cannon Park Retail Park. Several of them offer delivery services to help you stay stocked up.
And don't miss our regular food market day on the Piazza with tempting, fresh and delicious street food. Soak up the atmosphere and try something new, with mouth-watering food for all tastes.
Clubs and societies
We currently have more than 300 student-run societies.
So whether you’re into films, martial arts, astronomy, gaming or musical theatre, you can instantly connect with people with similar interests.
Or you could try something new, or even form your own society.
Sports and fitness
Staying active at Warwick is no sweat, thanks to our amazing new Sports and Wellness Hub, indoor and outdoor tennis centre, 60 acres of sports pitches, and more than 60 sports clubs.
Whether you want to compete, relax or just have fun, you can achieve your fitness goals.
Studying on campus
Our campus is designed to cater for all of your learning needs.
You will benefit from a variety of flexible, well-equipped study spaces and teaching facilities across the University.
- The Oculus, our outstanding learning hub, houses state-of-the-art lecture theatres and innovative social learning and network areas.
- The University Library provides access to over one million printed works and tens of thousands of electronic journals
- Three Learning Grids offering you flexible individual and group study spaces.
Travel and local area
Our campus is in Coventry, a modern city with high street shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars sitting alongside medieval monuments. The Warwickshire towns of Leamington Spa and Kenilworth are also nearby.
The University is close to major road, rail and air links. London is just an hour by direct train from Coventry, with Birmingham a 20-minute trip. Birmingham International Airport is nearby (a 20-minute drive).
Wellbeing support and faith provision
Our continuous support network is here to help you adjust to student life and to ensure you can easily access advice on many different issues. These may include managing your finances and workload, and settling into shared accommodation. We also have specialist disability and mental health support teams.
Our Chaplaincy is home to Chaplains from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. We provide regular services for all Christian denominations and a Shabbat meal every Friday for our Jewish students. There is also an Islamic prayer hall, halal kitchen and ablution facilities.
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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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Our 360 tour lets you:
- Watch student videos
- View 360 photography and drone footage
- Learn about facilities and landmarks
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.
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