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Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development BASc (UCAS C1L8)

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Explore our Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development degree at Warwick

Expand your knowledge of sustainability as you study the natural world through scientific analysis and practical activity on our BASc Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development degree. As the course progresses, you will have the opportunity to choose either a Biological Sciences or Ecology route. Your chosen route will allow you to study modules tailored to your interests and career aspirations.


General entry requirements

A level typical offer

AAB, to include A level in Biology. You will also need grade B or grade 6 in English and Mathematics at GCSE.

We make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances at ABB, to include A level in Biology, plus grade B or grade 6 in English and Mathematics at GCSE.

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 ABB including grade B in Biology. 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

34, to include Biology at Higher Level 5, and Mathematics and English.

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 32 including 5 in Higher Level Biology. If you do not have a grade B in GCSE Mathematics, you will need a grade 5 in Higher Level Mathematics or 6 in Standard Level 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.

We welcome applications from students taking BTECs alongside one or two A levels, including A level Biology.

You will also need grade B or grade 6 in English and Mathematics at GCSE.

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


Language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English Language requirements. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet these, you may be invited to take part in our Pre-sessional English course at Warwick.


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

What challenges does the natural world face in the wake of unprecedented human impact upon the environment? How might new research and innovations in Life Sciences work to secure the future of sustainable societies by countering infectious disease and biodiversity loss?

By choosing to study a Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development (GSD) degree, you will be encountering these questions daily.

You will gain valuable lab and analytical experience whilst studying with Life Sciences. You will apply that knowledge to our current understandings of climate change, social justice, and food security. At the end of the first year, you will choose either a Biological Sciences or Ecology route, allowing you to study modules tailored to your interests and career aspirations.

By studying GSD, you will take a transdisciplinary approach and confront issues from a diverse array of perspectives. You will need to be ready to think creatively and embrace new opinions from your peers from across the world. We will challenge you to become an active participant in your own learning.

You can enhance your skills and studies through optional work placements, study abroad, and certificates.


Study abroad

Although it is not compulsory, we encourage you to study abroad during your degree.

Option 1: Part of your second year abroad

Spend part of your second year at Monash University, home to the Monash Sustainable Development Institute. You will learn to appreciate the different concerns and priorities for sustainable development, including different approaches to tackling global issues.

Your academic achievements abroad will count towards your degree awarded by Warwick.

Find out more about studying abroad for part of your second year.

Option 2: Year abroad

You may choose to apply for an intercalated year spent either studying abroad or on a work placement (subject to you meeting departmental academic requirements). This will mean extending your course to four years.

Warwick has partnerships with universities across the world. You will spend your first and second years at Warwick, studying abroad in your third year before returning for final year.

Your year abroad will not count towards your overall final mark, giving you the freedom to choose modules outside of your comfort zone.

Learn more about spending a year abroad.Link opens in a new window

Core modules

Teaching on this course is usually split equally between the GSD Department and the School of Life Sciences, regardless of your chosen route.

In the first year you will study core GSD modules designed to provide a critical understanding of the ‘three pillars of sustainable development’: 

  • Economic Principles of Global Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Principles of Global Sustainable Development
  • Social Principles of Global Sustainable Development

You will also study the core Global Sustainable Development Project module, giving you the chance to see how the principles of GSD apply to a real case affecting a local community. For the Life Sciences half of the workload, you will take three core modules: 

  • Quantitative Skills for Biology
  • Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Tutorial Programme

You will also choose one module from the following optional core modules: 

  • Animal and Plant Biology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Agents of Infectious Diseases

At the end of the first year, you will select a route for the remainder of your degree, either Biological Sciences or Ecology.

In the second year, in GSD you will have the opportunity to engage with a key issue in sustainability, studying one optional core module from the following: 

  • Health and Sustainable Development
  • Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability in the Global Food System
  • Inequalities and Sustainable Development: Inclusion and Dignity for All 

You will also choose optional modules with a GSD focus either from within GSD or from other departments across the University. 

In the second year on the Biological Sciences route, you will study three core modules:  

  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Neurobiology

You will also study one optional core module from the following:  

  • Immunology
  • Microbial Pathogens 
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Neuropharmacology

In the second year on the Ecology route, you will study two core modules: 

  • Ecological Principles and Processes
  • Ecology and its Applications

You will also study one optional core module, either: 

  • Biological Oceanography or Plant Molecular Development

    In addition, you will study one optional module, either

    • Evolution or Clinical Microbiology

      You may choose to study abroad for part of your second year at Monash University. In Term One at Warwick, you will study an optional core GSD module, an optional module with a GSD focus, and Life Sciences modules within your chosen route. The remaining study will consist of pre-approved modules at Monash University.

      In the final year you will take one core GSD Dissertation module, plus further relevant modules with a GSD focus from within or outside of the School for Cross-faculty Studies. In the final year, students on both routes can choose to do a Research Project and two optional core modules from a defined list, offered by the School of Life Sciences. Or, you can choose to study four optional core modules from a defined list, offered by the School of Life Sciences.


      Year One

      GSD

      Economic Principles of Global Sustainable Development

      This module aims to introduce you to various economic concepts and perspectives related to global sustainable development. In particular, you will consider the relationship between economics and policy, and you will become familiar with the way in which economists address real-world dilemmas.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      Environmental Principles of Global Sustainable Development

      This module allows you to investigate a range of perspectives on Sustainable Development from the perspective of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary Environmental Studies. It aims to equip you with the capacity to engage in academically-grounded and critical discussion of the world’s most pressing environmental issues, as well as associated policy responses at a range of geographical scales. Furthermore, it aims to establish skills for the creation and the persuasive presentation of environmental policy to key decision makers specifically through the creation of a Policy Briefing paper and a Policy Pitch.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      Social Principles of Global Sustainable Development

      This module addresses the social and political principles of GSD. Its teaching methods range from Stimulus to Simulation in order to allow students to engage with theoretically complex concepts through practical activities. It is taught in a combination of lectures and seminars and involves group activities as well as online collaboration.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      Global Sustainable Development Project

      This module requires students to engage actively in understanding the real-life application of the theories they studied in their first year modules. The problem we investigate is sustainable transport: this is obviously a broad area of study, and one that has a wealth of qualitative and quantitative data to be examined / critiqued. The module aims to provide students with opportunities to examine the Economic, Environmental and Social arguments that have been advanced in relation to the case.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      Life Sciences

      Quantitative Skills for Biology

      All biological scientists need to understand and analyse quantitative data. So, this module will see you learning to use statistical methods for analysing and summarising experimental data (for example, from your lab classes), and learning the basic principles for modelling biological populations.

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      Molecules, Cells and Organisms

      You'll study this module as the essential foundation for most other modules taught in the School of Life Sciences. You'll gain the basic knowledge you need of molecular and cellular aspects of biology, and also become familiar with whole-organism and developmental biology, in the context of evolution.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      Animal and Plant Biology

      Drawing on zoology and botany, on this module you'll broaden your biological knowledge to support your learning on second-year modules. By analysing and studying our current understanding of animal and plant evolution, diversity and physiological activities, you'll be able to integrate your organismal and molecular knowledge in a broad, evolutionary context. You'll also have opportunities to practise your skills in presentation and communication.

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      or

      Environmental Biology

      On this module, you will gain foundational knowledge in the study of the natural and managed environment and start to understand the pressures on the planet that result from anthropogenic activities. You will also look in more depth at how society responds to the challenges posed by environmental change.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      or

      Agents of Infectious Disease

      You will start by gaining a thorough foundation in microbiology and virology, using infectious diseases as a common link to promote your understanding. Through your study of epidemiology, you will learn to appreciate the way that diseases spread and the methods used to investigate this spread. On completion, you can expect to understand the role of various structures associated with the bacterial cell in causing a range of diseases, and appreciate the structure of viruses and how this relates to their capacity to cause disease and the host response to viral challenge. This will equip you with the necessary theoretical foundations to underpin your future studies.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      Year Two

      GSD

      Health and Sustainable Development

      Viable and equitable solutions in health and sustainable development require interdisciplinary and critical thinking. The first part of the module will introduce you to fundamental concepts of global health governance and health systems, and acquaint you with key global health priorities like drug resistance and mental health from the perspective of GSD. The second part of the module will focus on issues that relate to policies and behavioural change, and are also applicable beyond health, for example in areas like education or technology transfer. Alongside the module content, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your analytical skills to make independent, critical, and constructive contributions to Health and Sustainable Development.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      or

      Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability in the Global Food System

      The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed in 2015, commit the international community to a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity. Of these, Goal 2 specifically aims to end hunger, end all forms of malnutrition, and ensure sustainable food production systems by 2030.

      The pressing need for such initiatives is stark: we inhabit a world where at least 800 million people are chronically undernourished. The world population is projected to increase to a staggering 10 billion people by 2050, yet who will be responsible for ensuring all these mouths are fed? And can we ever produce and consume food for so many people without causing an unsustainable impact on our environment?

      Food security, sustainability and sovereignty are thus crucial issues confronting the world today, and it is these issues which this module seeks to introduce and evaluate. The module is taught in collaboration with active researchers from across various disciplines at Warwick, especially those involved in the University’s Global Research Priority on Food.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      or

      Inequalities and Sustainable Development: Inclusion and Dignity for All

      This module focuses on how inequalities shape our societies, economies, environments and politics. Starting with the question ‘does inequality matter?’, you'll critically reflect on the UN's decision to integrate inequalities into the Sustainable Development Agenda. You’ll then explore six different dimensions of inequalities (work, politics, environmental justice, societal discrimination, automation and globalisation, opportunities and empowerment) and gain an understanding of the complexities of these problems. Finally, you’ll appreciate the challenges faced by today’s policy makers who aim to address issues of inequalities while taking into consideration all three pillars of sustainable development.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).

      Final Year

      GSD

      GSD Dissertation/Long Project

      In this final-year module you’ll bring together all of your learning and experiences on the course – the theoretical concepts and principles and your practical know-how – in order to address a specific sustainable development problem of your own choosing. This will be a problem that concerns you most and which you’d like to tackle.

      You’ll be supported by an academic supervisor to devise a suitable project and to undertake research to explore the issue, taking a transdisciplinary approach to your investigation in order to produce an original research output. This may be a concept paper, a practical project, a film production, a long essay, an advocacy campaign etc. – use your creativity!

      You’ll design a strategy for disseminating your findings (for example at a conference presentation, via online publication or an article in a journal or at a public meeting that you’ve arranged). This provides you with an opportunity to get your voice heard in a forum where it matters and could have lasting impact.

      Read more about this moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2021/22 year of study).


      Optional modules

      Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules include: 

      GSD modules 

      • Managing Natural Resources
      • The Energy Trilemma
      • Realising Sustainable Development
      • Multilingualism and Sustainable Development
      • Surviving the Apocalypse

      Read more about our optional modules.Link opens in a new window

      Life Sciences modules

      • Genetics and Evolution
      • Microbial Pathogens
      • Plant Molecular Development

      Co-curricular Certificates

      We offer a range of unique certificates outside of the curriculum as a way of continuing your professional development.

      In the first year, you can complete certificates in Carbon Literacy, Digital Literacy, Sustainability ​Consultancy (Auditing), and Professional Communication.

      Explore our range of certificates

      Assessment

      Your final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 50%.

      GSD modules

      In the first year, two of the core modules have an exam worth 40%. The remaining core modules are assessed by methods such as essays, online quizzes, presentations, and a group research project.

      In the second year, optional core modules and optional modules in the GSD Department do not have traditional examinations. Depending on your module choices, assessment methods may include case studies, research papers, essays, logbooks, projects, presentations, quizzes, and critical policy reviews.

      The final year Dissertation is assessed via coursework, including a research proposal and presentation or other means of dissemination.

      See assessment methods for individual GSD modules.

      Life Sciences modules

      In the first year there are currently no formal exams for the core modules. The optional first-year modules are currently 100% assessed by examination. In the second and final years, assessment methods will depend on your chosen route.

      Modules from across the University

      Assessment methods will vary according to the optional modules that you choose from across the University. The overall percentage of the course that is assessed by coursework depends upon the external options taken.

      We continually review our assessment methods considering feedback. Therefore, assessment criteria is subject to change annually.

      Teaching

      In the GSD Department you will be taught by a range of academics from different disciplines. They will communicate their expertise on a specific issue and describe their methodology for addressing it. We expect you to bring together these various approaches and to develop your own informed stance on each issue.

      Throughout the course you will:

      • Attend lectures and take part in seminars, workshops and tutorials.
      • Work with other students in teams on topical problems that pose significant sustainable development questions.
      • Undertake fieldwork, archival research and engage in peer discussion to propose alternative solutions.
      • Review the work of other students.

      Discover how you will learn in GSD modules

      In the School of Life Sciences you will be taught through a combination of tutorials, lectures, laboratory work, and independent group research.


      Class sizes

      Seminar groups in GSD comprise of around 20 students.


      Typical contact hours

      First-year core GSD modules have between 20 and 25 hours of contact time. Each module consists of lectures, workshops and, for the 'Global Sustainable Development Project' module, group supervision sessions.

      Second-year optional core GSD modules have up to 45 and 50 contact hours.

      The final-year core GSD dissertation module currently involves eight lectures and eight supervision sessions across three terms.

      Optional modules in the GSD Department are available with between 25 and 50 hours for scheduled contact time, depending on the module. Some modules have lectures, workshops, film screenings and research supervision, whereas others only have lectures and workshops. Some modules may also include field trips.

      Module offerings in other departments may involve more or less formal teaching time per week than the GSD modules.

      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 2022, 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 2022 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.

      Learn more about fees from UCASLink opens in a new window.

      Undergraduate fees

      If you are an EU student enrolling in 2022, 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.

      Undergraduate fees

      If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2022, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:

      • Band 1 – £22,280 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
      • Band 2 – £28,410 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)

      Fees for 2023 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2023 fee rates before you apply.

      Find out more about undergraduate fees and funding.


      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.

      Find out more about how universities assess fee status.


      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. Information about department 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.

      Find out more about funding opportunities for full-time students.

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

      Find out more information on our international scholarship pages.


      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 2022

      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 2022.

      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.

      Find out more about your eligibility for the Warwick Undergraduate Bursary.

      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.

      Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholarships for asylum seekers.

      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.

      Find out more about government student loans for home students residing in England.

      Tuition Fee Loan

      For the 2022 academic year, you may be able to get 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 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 2022 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 starting a course on or after 1st August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

      • If you are coming to the UK from 1st January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa to studyhere
      • Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme

      Find out more about government student loans for EU students

      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.

      Find out more about repaying your student loan.

      Placements and work experience

      We encourage you to undertake a work placement as part of your degree.

      You will have the opportunity to take part in short and long work placements. These support you in developing your employability skills and prepare you for future employment.

      • Apply theory to practice
      • Explore a future career path
      • Learn about the professional environment
      • Learn from industry professionals

      We will also support you in sourcing your own work placements outside of the options below.

      Year-long work placement

      You can complete a four-year degree and your work placement will take place in your third year. The work placement can take place inside or outside the UK.

      Short work placement

      As part of the Certificate of Professional Communication, you will undertake a four-week work placement during the summer.


      Your career

      As a GSD graduate, you have a wide range of career pathways available to you. This is demonstrated by the variety of work placements that our students have completed.

      GSD students have secured work placements with employers from the private, public, and third sectors. These include:

      • Research institutions
      • Governmental bodies
      • Non-governmental organisations
      • Intelligence agencies
      • Housing
      • Environmental consultancies

      They have undertaken diverse roles such as:

      • Marketing Assistant
      • Sustainability Officer
      • Intelligence Analyst
      • Researchers

      Transferable skills

      You will learn valuable transferable skills that will help you with your employment prospects, including:

      • Analysing and problem solving: Through your study of economic principles and models, you will learn how to extract the essential features of complex systems, providing useable frameworks for evaluation
      • Critical thinking: You will assess arguments, make judgements, formulate reasoned debates and generate feasible solutions
      • Communication: You will develop advanced communication skills that enable you to communicate with a variety of audiences and in different settings
      • Research: You will undertake an integrated programme of research skills training, teaching you how to source, evaluate and use different forms of information and data
      • Organisation: Through a rigorous assessment schedule and a compulsory dissertation module in your final year, you will learn the essentials of time management, prioritisation and how to be well organised
      • Collaboration: You will have plenty of opportunities to work with others and nurture your emotional intelligence, developing a professional attitude

      Helping you find the right career

      We have a dedicated Employability and Placement Manager who will provide you with one-to-one careers guidance. They work in collaboration with employers, so you will be supported in securing appropriate work placements. You will have access to specialist pre-placement advice, guidance and preparation, as well as on-going support during your placement.

      You will also have access to the University’s Student Opportunity resources (including careers counselling, employment advice, and job fairs).

      Find out more about careers support at Warwick.

      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.

      Keep exploring life at Warwick

      Find out how to apply to us, ask your questions, and find out more.

      Warwick Accommodation

      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.

      Explore Warwick Accommodation

      Our campus

      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.

      Explore our 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.

      Explore food and shops

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      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.

      Explore our societies

      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.

      Explore sports at Warwick

      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.

      Studying at Warwick

      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).

      Travelling from campus

      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.

      Student support

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      • Learn about facilities and landmarks

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