The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick
is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry.

We’re a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. But we’re not letting the story end there.

That’s because we’re a place of possibility. We’re always looking for new ways to make things happen. Whether you’re a dedicated student, an innovative lecturer or an ambitious company, Warwick provides a tireless yet supportive environment in which you can make an impact.

And our students, alumni and staff are consistently making an impact - the kind that changes lives, whether close to home or on a global scale.

It’s the achievements of our people that help explain why our levels of research excellence and scholarship are recognised internationally.

It’s a prime attraction for some of the biggest names in worldwide business and industry.

It’s why we’re ranked highly in the lists of great UK and world universities.
All of this contributes to a compelling story, one that’s little more than 50 years old. But who said youth should hold you back from changing the world?

Our Campus

Our university is located in the heart of England, 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the centre of Coventry, on the border with Warwickshire. Our campus is constantly transforming to provide the best possible learning facilities—from state-of-the-art hubs for group teaching and learning to spots for quiet study and spaces for collaborative exploration.
  • The National Automotive Innovation Centre in the Lord Bhattacharyya Building focuses on developing novel technologies to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and to cut down CO2 emissions.
  • The new Mathematical Sciences Building is the most energy-efficient building on campus. It supports out Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science departments in the work they do that has a profound impact on our society, our communities and our cities.
  • The recently-opened Sports and Wellness Hub supports our vision to have the most active campus in the UK by 2030. Open to staff, students and the local community, it offers world-class facilities including a sports hall, a flexible swimming pool, fitness suites and climbing walls.
  • The Warwick Arts Centre 20:20 refurbishment and extension project has seen the creation of a new art gallery, three HD digital auditoria and more open spaces for eating, drinking and socialising,
  • The Faculty of Arts building nurtures culture, creativity and innovation whilst providing an open space for all.

Our Profile

The University has 31 academic departments and over 50 research centres and institutes in three Faculties: Arts, Science, Engineering and Medicine, and Social Sciences.

  • 7,188 staff
    Headcount figures, 1 December 2022

  • 28,823 students
    Student enrolment figure, 2022/23

  • £181.1m research income
    Income figures, 2021/22 statutory accounts

Research Impact

Warwick is one of the UK's leading research universities and the quality and impact of our research is reflected in our rankings. In the most recent REF results – announced in May 2022 - a remarkable 50% of our submitted research was awarded the highest possible rating of ‘world leading’ (4 stars). A further 42% is ‘internationally excellent’ (3 stars).

  • Four academic disciplines, Economics (2nd), Classics (3rd), Computer Science (4th), and Business & Management (5th) featured in the UK’s Top 5 institutions, according to the Times Higher Education (THE)analysis of the REF assessment.

  • A further five disciplines, Mathematical Sciences (6th), Law (8th), Philosophy (8th), Politics and International Studies (9th) and Sociology (10th) featured within Top 10.

  • Warwick was rated as 7th overall for ‘outputs’ which reflects the consistently high quality of its published academic work.

  • The results also recognised an increase in the economic and societal impact of the University’s research, which highlights the real-world benefit of the University’s work.

Through our research and its impact, we are producing transformative solutions to the multidisciplinary global challenges of today and the future. Our research is changing the world, making lives healthier, safer, more resilient and more fulfilled.

Positively impacting youth mental health
Warwick Medical School research has shown that rapid access to mental health treatment at the onset of psychosis can dramatically improve recovery. Our researchers designed the UK's first radical reform in youth mental health care in Birmingham, developing a service with a core focus on early intervention. This has since been replicated across 10 cities, benefiting more than eight million people.

Illuminating the cinema projectionist
Our Film and TV researchers are bringing to light the role and mass redundancy of the cinema projectionist. An interactive online archive is enabling visitors to explore interviews and historical documents conducted and discovered by the project team.The site also allows younger visitors to explore a 'Virtual Projection Box', giving a feel of what it was like to be a projectionist. Photographic exhibitions from the research have highlighted hidden forms of labour and creativity in the film industry and helped audiences to think differently about the impact of digital technology in the cinema.

Combating infectious disease
Our Maths researchers are investigating the most effective ways to protect against infectious disease. Their findings are used by policymakers to help deliver the best and most cost-effective protection against diseases including whooping cough, influenza and human papillomavirus (HPV). Using mathematical modelling and health economics, our team tested which vaccination strategies work best. Working closely with the UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, our research directly influenced the Government's decision in 2018 to extend the HPV vaccination to teenage boys in England.

Migration to Europe
Our social scientists have engaged with policymakers across Europe to inform official responses to the Mediterranean 'migration crisis'. The research team spoke to more than 250 migrants and refugees to understand better the journeys they have made across the Mediterranean Sea. They found that many people were forced to resort to precarious journeys, and that safe and legal routes to the EU are required in order that the policy agenda can move forward in a positive direction. The research has also improved public understanding of the issue, through an interactive online story map visualising the stories and journeys of 'people on the move'.

Effective drug delivery
Medherant, a spin-out company from Warwick research has produced and patented transdermal patches which provide targeted delivery of a drug directly through the skin at a consistent dose rate. The patches will improve patient experience, enhance safety and bring economic benefits to healthcare. Based on the University of Warwick Science Park, Medherant successfully completed phase one clinical trials with ibuprofen, and is now expanding its research to develop medicinal cannabinoid patches and delivery solutions for drugs to combat Alzheimer's Disease.

Supporting NASA to maintain space leadership
Warwick Business School research has informed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center's business and organisational strategies, enabling it to maintain international excellence in a rapidly-expanding space exploration sector. NASA has had to balance exploration of new technologies and exploitation of its existing technologies, along with balancing innovation and efficiency. The research provided crucial insights into how NASA could become more adaptive to these challenges, and these insights shaped the way senior leaders saw the future direction of the organisation, leading them to embed agility as a central focus of NASA's strategy.



Teaching and Learning

Our staff and students are united in their desire to ask questions and be curious.

Our expert teachers work alongside, and in partnership with, students to create new knowledge, challenge expectations, and answer the difficult questions.
Warwick was recently awarded Gold in all categories of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rankings. This result recognises the innovation, collaboration and determination of our teachers, and the University's commitment to putting student learning and success at the heart of what we do.

The TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) which assesses and rates universities and colleges for teaching excellence. Warwick received the highest ranking available in all three areas: student experience, student outcomes, and overall.

Inclusive education
At Warwick, we're focused on developing an inclusive learning environment, providing opportunities for all students to achieve their potential.
Our students benefit from tailored support that acknowledges their unique lived experiences, needs and ambitions, and any barriers they face related to their background or identity.

We learn from, and alongside, our students. This two-way exchange of ideas and inspiration enables us to take our understanding further and create knowledge together.

Excellence in academic practice
We engage our students in challenging learning within their chosen degree, using transformational teaching and assessment, and sector-leading pedagogical research.

Innovation and enterprise
We challenge and inspire students to think critically and innovatively, helping them to develop independent learning skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.
International is in our DNA

International is a cornerstone of our University strategy.

Our overarching aim is to make a positive contribution to the world and its complex challenges, growing our reputation as one of the world’s exceptional universities through global recognition of our research and education excellence.

We have a very diverse international community of staff and students.

  • 40 per cent of our staff and student population have a non-UK nationality

  • We encourage our students to spend time overseas with a work/voluntary placement, or a study abroad opportunity at one of our 200+ partner institutions across 40 countries.

  • We aim to develop enduring partnerships that enrich our knowledge and resources and drive innovation and excellence in research and education. We are a trusted ally of a broad range of organisations and supporters – UK overseas missions, non-governmental organisations, funding bodies, industry, alumni networks – and through these we advocate for mutually beneficial partnerships. Our partnerships enable us to share knowledge and resources in ways that a single institution cannot achieve alone. We are proud to work collaboratively with our partners solving problems through research and truly global education opportunities.

  • Monash Warwick Alliance: The Alliance between the University of Warwick and Monash University is a model that is changing the way universities approach their international partnerships. It's about co-development, co-publishing and offering a truly transnational experience, with a focus on addressing the global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

  • Warwick Venice Centre: In 2023, Warwick reopened its operations in Venice. The new centre overlooking the Grand Canal is housed within the 17th Century Palazzo Guistinian Lolin and provides a year-round centre for seminars, workshops, conferences, and taught modules. Warwick has taught students in Venice since the 1960s. Our new premises confirms our desire to further develop this student offering and to encourage collaborations with Venetian institutions, including Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. We wish to explore how we can utilise the Warwick Venice Centre for further collaborative activities with our EUTOPIA partners. Additionally, the space can be booked by partners for their own meetings, workshops, taught activities, and conferences. Enquiries can be made to, or for more see