University of Warwick
The University of Warwick was founded in 1965 and has rapidly established itself as one of the United Kingdom’s leading research universities, with the University Warwick achieving 7th place overall in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) (result based on multi-faculty institutions).
Warwick has a reputation for being the most enterprising and innovative University in the United Kingdom, with particularly strong links to business and industry.
As well as its strengths across most of the traditional disciplines in medicine, science, social sciences, and arts and humanities, it hosts nationally-recognised centres for inter-disciplinary research in areas such as systems biology, complexity science, energy, scientific computing, global and regional governance, race and ethnic studies, history of medicine, renaissance studies, and global history and cultures.
- The University currently has 1600 students on postgraduate research degrees and is committed to a major expansion of its postgraduate research population over the next decade.
- It also has another 7500 students studying on taught postgraduate programmes.
- The University offers a highly international research and study environment, with 39% of its postgraduates drawn from outside the European Union.
Life in Coventry and Warwickshire
The University is located at the heart of England in a pleasant, green belt campus setting at the edge of the city of Coventry and with easy access to London, Oxford and the surrounding countryside of Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. It has strong academic links with the Royal Shakespeare Company in nearby Straford upon Avon and is home to a major regional cultural complex at the Warwick Arts Centre.