The University of Warwick is a public research university situated in Coventry, a city in the Midlands of England. The university was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to grow access to higher education. In 1967 Warwick Business School was established and Warwick Medical School was opened in 2000. In 1979 the university merged with Coventry College of Education and in 2004 with Horticulture Research International.
The University of Warwick is organised into four faculties: Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Science. Within these faculties are 32 departments. The University is based on a 209 hectare campus, 3 miles from Coventry city centre, with a satellite campus in Wellesbourne and a London base at the Shard.
The University campus consists of three adjacent sites in a large, rural setting. Warwick itself has a population of only approximately 23,000 and students can easily live, study and socialise, play sport and attend cultural events without leaving the the campus area. There is a student bus service which runs every ten minutes between the campus and Coventry and Leamington Spa.
University of Warwick is ranked =78th in the Times Higher Education rankings and between 101-150th in the Shangai Jaio Tong rankings. Warwick is also a member of the Russell Group of universities.
University of Warwick is ranked 14th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.
Warwick has over 8,300 international students from over 120 different countries, representing 29% of all students
Warwick has a total of approximately 28,400 students of which 18,440 are undergraduates and 9,950 are postgraduates.
HESA government statistics show that 93.2% of Warwick’s graduates are in employment or in further education 6 months after graduation. However, a breakdown of post-graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
The University of Warwick is based on one main campus with shops, banks, bars and restaurants on hand. The campus occupies 290 hectares on three adjacent sites: Central campus, Gibbet Hill campus and Westwood campus. These are characterised by lakes and woods, flowers and landscaped gardens.
As a home to students and staff it is very self contained and its facilities are also open to the general public. The University Sports Centre, on campus caters for a wide range of sports, including swimming, volleyball, golf. Warwick Arts Centre is a large, multi-venue arts complex in the university's main campus.
The University of Warwick has over 6,380 bedrooms across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate residences.
All the halls of residence are non-smoking, and heating, lighting, water, power, insurance and internet are included in the rent.
The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £81.00 per week.
There is no catered university accommodation.
International undergraduate tuition fees:
Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £21,220 for Band 1 subjects, including most Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects. Band 2 subjects rise to £27,060, for most Engineering and Laboratory based subjects. Medicine - year 1 £24,760, years 2-4 £43,170.
REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
The University of Warwick offers a distance learning MBA programme through the Warwick Business School.