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 on 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)
- 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 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.
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.
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.
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