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Are you a History or Philosophy major? If so, this exchange program is for you! Live and study alongside British students while focusing on studies within your major. The University of Warwick is consistently rated among the top ten universities in the UK, with over 22,000 students studying in 30 different academic departments. With 20 percent of the student population coming from over 120 different countries, the Warwick campus is truly an international environment.
Situated on the edge of the city of Coventry, the University of Warwick is only a short journey away from major cities and yet close to some of the most scenic countryside in the United Kingdom. Centrally located in the heart of England, and only a short train ride to London, Warwick is well placed for you to explore both the British Isles as well as mainland Europe!
The University of Warwick is located in the heart of England, adjacent to the city of Coventry - 3 miles from the city centre. Campus has a lively, cosmopolitan feel with its own shops, banks, bars and restaurants, making it an exciting place to live and work with everything you could need close at hand. There is a great sense of community at Warwick – the campus 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. Coventry's great location makes it easy to get around and explore the UK. The University of Warwick is only 80 minutes away from London by train.
To see more, take the Warwick iTour!
Getting to Your Program
You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to Warwick but are given guidelines for arrival dates and times.
At application, students should have a passport valid for 6 months beyond the end of the program. A visa is required for students studying abroad in the UK. IAP will provide you with information and guidance regarding this process, but students are ultimately responsible for applying and obtaining the visa.
IAP expects you to be an active participant in preparing yourself for your study abroad experience. As a participant on an IAP program, you will receive a pre-departure orientation, either in-person or online. The type and format of this orientation will vary by program and will be provided to you upon acceptance to the program. Once on site, you will participate in an orientation organized by the University of Warwick.
Students will work directly with Warwick to arrange their own housing. Students may choose to live on campus in student residences or off campus in 'student villages' in nearby areas. All residences on campus are within a 10 minute walk from central campus. A number offer en-suite accommodation, while others have shared bathroom facilities. All residences have shared kitchen and living areas, with access to cookers, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and iron.
All off campus properties are within easy reach of the direct bus routes to campus. Accommodation may be offered in shared housing, living with other Warwick students or in one of the halls of residence in Leamington Spa or Earlsdon in Coventry. Students living off campus may be asked to share the cost of the utility bills for the property. Details for individual properties will be provided by the Accommodation Office.
For more information, visit Warwick's Accommodation
Excursions and Activities
One of the things that attracts many students to the University of Warwick is the campus and surrounding areas. With fantastic facilities, easy access to major towns and cities, and excellent outdoor space, students are rarely short of things to do! If you enjoy sports, you'll have a variety of ways to get involved. With over 70 different sporting societies (including football, martial arts, sailing, basketball, snowboarding and hockey), there is something for everyone. You can choose to play just for fun or participate in inter-university competitions.
Warwick's Students' Union
is one of the biggest and best in the country, providing the very best entertainment venues to students seven days a week. The Union supports over 300 societies and sports clubs, as well as students newspapers, radio station and a TV channel. The wide of societies available range from cultural to religious, travel to food, to musical and academic - there is always opportunities to meet like-minded people and make new friendships.
All participants in IAP programs are enrolled in health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and the cost of the insurance coverage is included in program fees. Students are also covered by the National Health Service (NHS).
University of Warwick International Office.
Returned Student Network
to see testimonials from students abroad or to contact a returned student.
"One of the best characteristics of Warwick is its academic reputation. I enjoyed the smaller classes, personal contact with lecturers, and the in-depth material was terrific. As a result, I enjoyed learning a lot...this experience abroad has greatly enhanced my undergraduate education and I would repeat the year in a second!"
"With a history department with a rating of 2nd in the country, Warwick was a great place for me! And Warwick Castle was right next door!"
"For me, one of the best aspects of Warwick is its student life. It was so easy to get involved! Join a society or a sport; it is a great way to meet new people and experience British culture at the same time. Also make an effort to get to know your flatmates as they will probably end up being your closest friends!"
The university's 30 academic departments are organized within four faculties. Visiting students have study opportunities in three of these faculties: Arts, Social Studies, Science.
You will select an academic department from which you wish to take the majority of your courses (your Base Department), in addition to possibly one other different academic department, from across a wide range of the university's degree programs. Warwick is ideally suited for a student who wishes to pursue studies in their major. Most academic departments typically require a background of some previous study of the subject. If you wish to participate in the exchange program, you must take the majority of your courses in either the department of history or philosophy.
You will be assigned a personal tutor from among the teaching staff in your Base Department. Your tutor will provide academic counseling and individual support.
University of Warwick
Program Web Page(s)
University of Warwick Study Abroad Homepage
University of Warwick Departments & Modules
Use the links below to see a list of courses that students have taken on this program before and the UW equivalents. Note: this list only includes pre-approved courses for your program and may not be an exhaustive list of courses or departments. You will get instructions on the course equivalent process after acceptance.
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