The University of Warwick
Warwick is one of the UK's leading research universities, with an international reputation for first class research in each of our four faculties: Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences. All our academic staff are active researchers, working in departments or in specialised interdisciplinary research centres, and research findings are widely disseminated. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008) Warwick was ranked 7th in the UK and 65% of Warwick's research was ranked as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*). Warwick is consistently ranked among the top ten UK universities and is currently ranked 3rd the UK in the 2010 Guardian league table.
"The University provides excellent resources such as the Wolfson Research Exchange - a dedicated space within the library with seminar rooms and work areas where researchers across the university can discuss their research projects and network with each other."
Postgraduate students are an essential part of Warwick's vibrant campus community. Whether you are studying for a taught Master's course, or embarking on a research degree, you will have access to a dynamic academic environment, well structured programmes, extensive specialist resources and a strong network of support during your studies. You will also become a member of a large and active postgraduate community. Some of the facilities and services offered to postgraduate students include:
It is possible to study for a research degree at Warwick on both a full-time and a part-time basis. As well as the 'traditional' research degrees such as PhD, MPhil or research Master's, we also offer four professional doctorates in Engineering, Education, Medicine and Clinical Psychology (EngD, EdD, MD, DClinPsych).
"The School of Engineering has certainly met all my expectations, the laboratories in the department are well equipped for research across the broad spectrum of engineering."
Warwick has several Doctoral Training Centres, which are multi-disciplinary research centres funded by the UK Research Councils. They bring together academics and research students from several departments. These Centres normally offer four-year programmes (MA/MSc + PhD). Examples of DTCs at Warwick include: Mathematics and Statistics Centre for Doctoral Training , Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells, Complexity Science Doctoral Training Centre , Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre , Life Sciences Doctoral Training Centre.
There is a huge choice of taught Master's courses at Warwick, leading to the degrees of MA, MSc, MBA or LLM. Many are interdisciplinary, involving several different departments; some are directly related to professional requirements. All are carefully structured, developed and delivered by experts in their fields, often drawing on individual research experience and/or informed by business or industry requirements. Teaching takes place through seminars and lectures and all taught Master's include a dissertation - an extensive piece of work which you will choose, research and write with individual supervision from your tutor.
The University offers over 40 Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarships, worth around £17k each per year to outstanding doctoral candidates. Many of our postgraduate students are in receipt of other scholarships and bursaries from a variety of sources such as: the UK Research Councils, Warwick-Fulbright Scholarship, Marshall Scholarship, China Scholarship Council awards, Santander Awards, AXA Scholarships, Commonwealth Chevening Scholarships, OSI/FCO/Warwick Scholarships, Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust awards and overseas government scholarships from around the world.
"I have become heavily involved with teaching in the department, holding a Teaching Fellowship position since 2009, which has enabled me to develop skills which are essential for those seeking a career in academia, and highly valued for those seeking a career in the private or public sector."
At Warwick, we are committed to investing in your future. We offer specialised, free opportunities for you to broaden your academic, personal and professional skills, and strongly encourage you to take responsibility for planning your development through our varied programme of workshops, activities and events. We aim to help all students to pursue their global career interests and provide specialist resources on exploring the UK and overseas job markets.
"I found that the University was different from most others that I visited in that it has a magnificently pretty campus."
Warwick offers excellent sports facilities and a world-class Arts Centre on a cosmopolitan campus. We have dedicated postgraduate on-campus accommodation, with some of the residences suitable for families. For those planning to bring young children, there is also an on-campus nursery. The Students' Union, which re-opened in 2010 after a £11m renovation project, is one of the best in the UK and offers a variety of entertainment, society facilities, food and drink, advice and other services.
International student support
"The counselling services, residential life team and chaplaincy are just some of the support services that have made my time here enjoyable."
Over 20% of our students come from outside the UK making Warwick a truly cosmopolitan place to study. The International Office provides a comprehensive service, doing everything possible to help you make the most of your time at Warwick. Support starts from when you make your application, continues during your pre-departure, orientation and on into your studies. The International Office has a network of representatives and offices in various countries around the world and you are welcome to contact at any time.
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