Social Sciences Faculty, University of Warwick – UK
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Social Sciences Faculty, University of Warwick – UK

Warwick University

The University of Warwick is a globally connected and entrepreneurial institution designed to promote success through innovative teaching and exciting research opportunities. In less than fifty years Warwick has become one of the UK’s top universities, consistently ranked highly in all national league tables. Close links with business and industry ensure that students develop skills and knowledge relevant to the modern workplace, which in turn means that Warwick graduates are in high demand among the UK’s top graduate employers.

 Globally-renowned Social Sciences research

Warwick’s postgraduate Social Sciences programmes attract students from all over the world and offer opportunities to develop in-depth knowledge of one of three chosen specialisms – Philosophy, Sociology and Politics & International Studies. The University’s interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching has led to the development of specialist research centres that span a range of subject areas and encourage students to consider problems from new perspectives, providing alternative solutions to perennial problems.

Students can expect a first-class teaching and learning environment at Warwick, informed by cutting-edge research. The postgraduate programme is designed and informed by high-calibre academics, producing arguments, theories and ideas that are published and discussed around the world. A research-led curriculum emphasises the student’s role in creating knowledge as part of a wider academic community – students are encouraged to become active members of this lively research culture, through a busy and exciting programme of frequent seminars and visiting lectures.

As well as numerous departmental conferences, seminars and symposia each year, Warwick runs a number of University-wide initiatives to enhance its research culture including the Wolfson Research Exchange – a dynamic networking facility for postgraduate research students to collaborate on new projects.

International collaboration

One-third of Warwick’s students are from overseas and it is the university-of-choice for over 45 international governments and sponsoring bodies. The campus is truly cosmopolitan and through inter-cultural learning and experiences graduates leave equipped to become successful citizens on a global stage.

Students are able to connect with the university’s global intellectual network and to forge bonds with other students, researchers and industry partners to develop opportunities beyond their postgraduate degrees.

There’s plenty of support for international students. The campus a friendly and caring place in which students can excel, and offers a comprehensive range of counselling and support services free to all international students. Members of the Residential Life team work and live alongside students within the Halls of Residences and are a key part of the University’s welfare and support network. The International Office supports international students at every stage of their journey, from applicant to graduate.

Vibrant campus

The campus occupies 290 hectares on three adjacent sites characterised by pleasant lakes, woods and charming landscaped gardens. It’s a lively setting with its own shops, banks, bars and restaurants. There is a great sense of community here – the campus is home to students and staff from over 120 different countries representing a diversity of backgrounds – but it also provides a great resource for the local community, with excellent facilities open to the public such as Warwick Arts Centre and the University Sports Centre.

Warwick Students’ Union offers lots of opportunities to get involved – to meet people, learn valuable organisational skills and help shape what happens at Warwick. The Union also runs events throughout the year and supports over 250 societies and 70 sports clubs spanning interests including political, campaigning, welfare, music, drama and volunteering.

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