The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

Introduction

The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences

Warwick 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 94% overall student satisfaction in the 2016 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:

  • BBSRC/EPSRC funding to establish the Warwick Interdisciplinary Synthetic Biology Centre (WISB)
<li>Funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to research neglected tropical diseases (the largest ever award for modelling of infectious disease)</li> <li>over £5million to support research into antimicrobial resistance</li> <li>in excess of £4million for plant and crop science</li>

Our research falls into four themes: Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Bioscience, Plant and Crop Science. This research impacts across a broad range of areas, particularly in crop improvement and protection, biosensing and early medical diagnoses, ageing, animal health, earth biosystems, pollution and environmental genomics.

Our facilities support multidisciplinary research programmes across Warwick and with other universities, research institutes and industry both nationally and internationally.

Research

Our research is exciting, highly interdisciplinary bioscience ranging from molecular through cellular to the organism level, and spans bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, animals and plants. Studying this diversity allows us to identify common principles that operate across the breadth of living systems and investigate solutions to major global challenges. Research is supported by cutting-edge computational and experimental technologies. We lead internationally renowned research centres at Warwick and contribute to the University’s Global Research Priorities for cross-disciplinary research.

Teaching

Warwick offers a range of popular Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees reflecting our expertise across a diversity of Life Science disciplines. Modern teaching laboratories and great teaching and learning support provide you with flexible and relevant programmes and the opportunity to study alongside world-class researchers and academics. We provide you with a wide range of skills that will prepare you for a diverse range of careers.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Warwick

A Masters course for biotechnology and bioprocessing business managers and entrepreneurs of the future [+]

The bioprocessing and biotechnology industries are major components of global industrialised economies with impacts in medicine, pharmaceuticals, manufacture and the food sector. These industries require a new caliber of technical specialists with both business acumen and scientific knowledge.

This MSc offers you the key business information and industrially relevant expertise, together with the science base, to meet this requirement.

Leading centres of expertise, including Life Sciences and Warwick Business School, form a multidisiplinary teaching faculty. The course is delivered by lecturers with internationally acknowledged academic, industrial and government expertise.

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MSc Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Warwick + 1 more

This course will explore solutions for the sustainable provision of food, materials, energy and landscape in a changing global environment. [+]

Escalating rates of environmental and climate change are forcing us to re-evaluate our management of agricultural and natural habitats. The competing demands on agricultural land for food production and for bioenergy provision must be reconciled with environmental stewardship and mitigation of climate change.

This MSc provides a timely and integrated perspective on environmental bioscience, management, societal matters and regulation as these relate to issues such as sustainable production of food and provision of ecosytem services.

Course structure

Students will take 10 core modules, 1 or 2 optional modules and an individual research project, placement or dissertation.

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MSc Food Security

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Warwick + 1 more

Global food security, where the world’s population has access to affordable, safe and nutritious food, is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. [+]

Delivering global food security is one of the critical challenges of the 21st century. Each nation needs to balance local food production with imports and consider environmental and economic impact. This MSc considers the critical factors in influencing global food security including the contributions of climate change, biodiversity, water, soil, land use, labour, diet and urbanisation.

Course structure

Students will take 7 core modules, up to 3 optional modules and an individual research project, placement or dissertation.

Core modules

Crop Physiology and Production Advances in Crop Protection Soil, Water and Plant Mineral Nutrition Environmental Accounting Climate Change Challenges of Global Food Security Organic and Low Input Systems ... [-]

MSc Medical Biotechnology & Business Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2018 United Kingdom Warwick + 1 more

Modern medical biotechnology industries are a major component of global industrialised economies and this new MSc programme covers a broad range of biomedical science, business and management skills as an integrated package. [+]

The modern medical biotechnology industry is a major component of global industrialised economies with impact around the world. The industry is demanding technical specialists with both business and scientific knowledge, requirements met by the MSc programme which covers a broad range of biomedical science, business and management skills as an integrated package.

Developed out of our successful Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management MSc, this course will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the key technical, business and societal issues relevant to the operation and development of medical biotechnology industries. It will equip you to make original and informed contributions to advance and develop these industries. It will also develop your capability to research and analyse market needs for medical product development, propose technical strategy based on up to date information and leading edge diagnostic technology.... [-]


MSc Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Warwick + 1 more

Crop agriculture provides mankind’s increasing population with food, fibres and fuel. This course provides the knowledge and practical skills for how crops are improved, grown and managed. [+]

Crop agriculture provides mankind’s increasing population with foods, fibres and fuel - this course provides the knowledge and practical skills in crop management and crop improvement. You will gain a combination of practical expertise and academic understanding to develop key skills. This MSc provides knowledge and practical skills in crop management and crop improvement, including the latest advances in plant pathology, integrated pest management and soil health.

Course structure

Students will take 8 core modules, up to 2 optional modules and an individual research project, placement or dissertation.

Core modules

Crop Physiology and Production Advances in Crop Protection Soil, Water and Plant Mineral Nutrition Climate Change Organic and Low Input Systems Cereal, Oilseed and Root Crop Agronomy Introduction to BASIS Crop Protection Plant Breeding & Trial Design for Registration ... [-]