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At Warwick, your perspectives, knowledge, values and aspirations are built into how we approach teaching and learning. You’ll be surrounded by people, both staff and students, who are as intrigued by your subject as you are, so learning is something you’ll do together. Our supportive, inspiring teaching staff are constantly searching for new ways to help you add depth and complexity to your understanding. Central to this is enabling you to access the most current thinking in your subject, which is why our teaching draws on the latest research of our academics.

Innovation that inspires

In addition to lectures and seminars, we encourage and support our staff and students to push the boundaries of learning by bringing learning to life outside of the traditional classroom space.

So what does innovative learning look like? It could be taking part in an interdisciplinary module, working alongside students from different departments or year groups to develop flexible, critical thinking skills that cross rigid subject boundaries. It may involve approaching a traditional subject in a nontraditional way through hands-on learning opportunities such as performance, re-enactment, visits or events to add an extra dimension to your studies. Or it might be the flexibility to develop wider skills, whether through learning a language, studying abroad, or taking a short research course with our library. We’re also different from many other universities because we encourage you to carry out your own research at undergraduate level.

Flexible facilities

Everyone learns differently, so we appreciate how important it is to study, and be taught, in learning environments that suit you.

You’ll benefit from a variety of flexible, well-equipped study spaces and teaching facilities across campus, including the Oculus.

Our new £19m learning hub, housing 250- and 500-seat lecture theatres equipped with laser projection, small-group teaching rooms, innovative social learning and network areas and statement pieces of artwork.

Find out more about our study spaces.


Main library – Provides areas for both quiet individual study and group learning, with access to over one million printed works and tens of thousands of electronic books and journals.

Learning grids – Flexible study spaces that encourage collaboration, equipped with selected core texts, interactive presentation technology, and furniture that can be moved around to suit your needs.

Beyond the lecture theatre

We’re equally focused on helping you develop away from your main studies. Our societies are a great way to make friends, develop new skills and gain a broader understanding of your subject outside of your course. There are academic societies for the majority of course subjects at Warwick, as well as societies with an industrial, geographical, cultural or political focus.

91% of our students agreed that their course was intellectually stimulating.

89% agreed that staff are enthusiastic about their teaching.

Study abroad

What if you could extend your learning, broaden your perspectives, enhance your life experience and see the world all at once? Spending time studying overseas is a great opportunity to do all this and more. There are many ways in which you can access study abroad opportunities while you’re at Warwick:

Intercalated year – Many departments support their students to take an intercalated year (an optional arrangement that extends the duration of your degree) overseas for work or study. We have partnerships with universities across the world and currently participate in the very popular Erasmus+ programme funded by the European Commission.

Study abroad – Certain courses include overseas study as part of your degree. For example, some of our History and History of Art students spend a term in Venice at our dedicated teaching space, housed in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, while our International Business BSc includes a study placement at a partner business school in Europe, Canada or Latin America.

Monash-Warwick Alliance – To experience studying with other nationalities without necessarily spending a year abroad, you might look to the opportunities arising from our alliance with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. We have a unique relationship with Monash, acknowledged as one of the world’s top universities. As well as student exchanges, opportunities include contributing to joint events and publications, and using video conferencing to share ideas across thousands of miles.

554 students spent time overseas on an intercalated year or as part of their course in the 2015-16 academic year.

We offer study abroad opportunities across five different continents.

60% of employers in the most recent QS Global Employer Survey Report* said they actively seek or attribute value to an international study experience when recruiting.

Learn a language

If you see yourself taking on the world, we can equip you with the best language skills. All our students have the opportunity to learn a language, no matter what degree you’re studying, and many departments enable you to build language modules into your degree. Our Language Centre offers formalised language tuition, online learning and support to learn a language in your spare time.