The University of Warwick, School of Life SciencesWarwick Life Sciences is an international centre of excellence with more than 80% of our research rated as 'world leading or internationally excellent' in the REF 2014 assessment and 90% overall student satisfaction in the 2014-2015 National Student Survey (NSS).
Our focus is in excellent teaching and research with impact.
In 2015 we were the BBSRC 5th highest funded institute and we have 27 PhD studentships per year from 2015-2019 through our BBSRC doctoral training partnership award.
Research awards in 2014/15 totalled £23million. These include:
- EPSRC funding to establish the Warwick Interdisciplinary Synthetic Biology Centre (WISB)
- Funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to research neglected tropical diseases (the largest ever award for modelling of infectious disease)
- over £5million to support research into antimicrobial resistance
- in excess of £4million for plant and crop science
Our facilities support multidisciplinary research programmes across Warwick and with other universities, research institutes and industry both nationally and internationally.
ResearchThe School of Life Sciences is home to a wide range of exciting interdisciplinary bioscience that is supported by state-of-the-art research facilities. Recent expansion of our academic staff has resulted in a new research profile defined by six major research themes. Our Research section provides more detail about the diversity of our fundamental research and its applications. Members of SLS collaborate with a large number of other Warwick Schools and with numerous institutions across the globe. We also participate in multiple Warwick Research Centres (including the Centres for Integrative Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology & Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining, as well as the Warwick Crop Centre) and Global Research Priorities (Food and Science & Technology for Health).
TeachingWarwick offers a range of popular Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees reflecting our expertise across a diversity of Life Science disciplines. Modern teaching laboratories and good teaching and learning support provide our students with flexible and relevant programmes and the opportunity to study alongside world-class researchers and academics. We provide our students with a wide range of skills that prepare them for a wide range of careers.
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