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University of Warwick - School of Life Sciences

University of Warwick - School of Life Sciences

Warwick Life Sciences is an international centre of excellence. We are ranked 5th in the UK for Bioscience (Guardian University League Tables 2020). We are ranked second in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research and more than 80% of our research is rated as 'world leading or internationally excellent' (REF 2014).

Courses, Quality Teaching and Facilities

Warwick offers a range of popular taught Master’s degrees reflecting our expertise across a diversity of Life Science disciplines.

Find out more at our virtual open day.

Excellent teaching and learning support provide our students with flexible and relevant programmes and the opportunity to study alongside world-leading researchers and academics. You will get tailored language support, a personal tutor and a mentor to help with transferable skills and academic writing.

University of Warwick - School of Life Sciences


“My highlight of studying here has to be the amount of resources available for students, Warwick just seems to have something that makes you feel supported throughout your studies. I feel that succeeding in this degree has opened many doors and opportunities, as well as opened my eyes to the world in general”
Sam Feathers MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing & Business Management

“The MSc gave me an insight into the science of food production which I did not have which I think will be extremely helpful while implementing projects related to food security for vulnerable communities in the developing countries. If I was asked would I do it again….my answer would be yes!”
Javeria Hashmi MSc Food Security graduate

Our programmes provide you with:

  • specialist in–depth knowledge in areas of current relevance
  • interdisciplinary knowledge, so broadening career choices and options
  • vital transferable skills including team working, communicating with peers and sector specialists, logical reasoning, innovation, organisation and planning and report writing and oral presentation
  • a foundation for a specific career or a career change
  • skills to prepare you for a PhD

Our interdisciplinary Biotechnology MScs offer a great opportunity to combine Life Sciences with Business study.

Career destinations include Frost & Sullivan, Pfizer, Novartis, Bayer Crop Science, Agrovista, Ricardo-AEA, Molson Coors Brewing, the European Medicines Agency and numerous small to medium businesses around the globe.

Job titles include Business Analyst, Project Manager, Agricultural Consultant, Crop Trialist, Analyst Consultant for Air Quality, Environmental Marketing Officer, Global Sustainability Manager, Management Trainee in Corporate Strategy and Development, Market Researcher and Research Associate. A significant percentage of our graduates go on to complete a PhD.

“My degree provided knowledge and the qualification to gain employment in agronomy. Having completed a placement with a trials company as part of my degree, it gave me a good level of work experience and practical knowledge. I was offered a job within 1 month of starting to look.”
Kathryn Styan MSc Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century.

Fees and Funding

Scholarships for high achieving UK, EU and international students are available, including our SLS Excellence Scholarships which offers a 50% fee reduction to five chosen students.


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