This program allows you to become fully integrated into the academic and social life of the University of Warwick. Fall quarter and year options are open to you. Strong disciplines at University of Warwick include biological science, business and management, computer science, creative writing, economics, English literature, history, mathematics, political science, social work, and sociology.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on EAP:
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad: 14-16 quarter/9.3-10.7 semester UC units per quarter; usually 3 or 4 courses. A total of 42-48 quarter/28-32 semester UC units are required per year.
Research and Independent Study
Independent study or research for academic credit may be possible. Arrangements are generally made after arrival at the host institution, although in some cases predeparture preparation may be required. A UCEAP Special Study Research Project would be in addition to a full course load.
The University of Warwick enrolls about 16,000 students; approximately 1,000 international students from 100 countries also attend. The emphasis is on small group teaching in seminars of about 8 to 12 students. The curriculum promotes a high level of independent, self-directed study.
Test Drive Your Future
Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.
Important: Your ability to participate in any internship in the U.K. either for academic credit or life experience depends upon obtaining the correct Tier 4 Student Visa before departure. You must request a CAS number from the host university after acceptance. The CAS number is needed in order to apply for the Tier 4 Student Visa.
A UCEAP Special Study Internship Project would be in addition to a full course load.
1. Internships found through the UCEAP London Study Center
Become engaged in internships through the resources of the London Study Center. The Study Center has information on possible internships in the community, including some in the summer after the end of a year program. According to U.K. visa regulations, only year program students will be able to remain in the U.K. long enough to participate in a summer internship. However, fall or spring students can participate in an internship during the fall or spring term.
Setting Up Your Internship: Contact the London Study Center and submit a resume or CV and a cover letter. The Study Center can assist by writing a letter of recommendation for you, if needed by the internship provider.
2. Student - initiated internships
Be creative and design your own internship. Participants have interned at cultural events, at various city councils, and communication companies such as the BBC. These internships are frequently not for academic credit; however, if your internship is substantial you can request credit by following these three steps
Setting Up Your Internship: Contact companies and organizations that align with your interest. Career Development Offices on campus offer excellent guidance on resume or CV and cover letter writing. For students who wish to start the internship search prior to departure, we recommend looking at the host institution's online career resources.
"...I decided I wanted to go into public relations. I began by researching all the PR agencies located in Leeds, looking at their websites and blogs to get a sense of the company and whether they would be open to accepting interns. I eventually found a company called MCG PR, a team of women who specialized in public relations for consumer products. [...] Inspired, I started writing a cover letter to them, describing my goals and relating to the post about how it had solidified the notion of my wanting to try my hand at public relations. Working in a tea-induced frenzy, I attached my CV and sent an email to them. The next day, Sarah, one of the partners of MCG, emailed me and asked for my availability, beginning one of the best experiences I’ve had so far while studying abroad. "
Teresa Chang (U.K.-England, University of Leeds, 2012/13)
UCEAP students are responsible to make their own housing arrangements and payments to the housing provider of their choice. Most students choose on- or off-campus dormitories or university-owned housing in the community, while others choose private accommodations in flats or shared houses. All universities have resources to help you find private housing.
Since Warwick is considered the MIT of England, the entire campus is extremely innovative, with the newest technological amenities. On-campus housing is among the best in the United Kingdom and has Internet access in every room and telephone access in most rooms; each dormitory also has resident tutors (RAs) and a warden (manager). UCEAP students emphasize that the campus contains every kind of shop and service needed for comfortable living. There is also excellent shopping in town and especially in nearby Leamington Spa, which offers numerous social and cultural events. Participants can also find modern and comfortable off-campus accommodation in Leamington Spa, central Coventry, and Kenilworth.
Address all inquires about housing to the International Office, which will liaise with the campus housing office as necessary.
Steeped in myth and legend and surrounded by the breathtaking county of Warwick (pronounced War-ick), Coventry offers a rich choice of culture and history in the Midlands of England. Located less than an hour from London and only 20 miles from Birmingham, Coventry is believed to have been first settled in the Bronze Age. With a population just over 300,000, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England. The city suffered severe bomb damage during World War II which led to the destruction of over 4,000 homes. Since that time, Coventry has rebuilt much of their infrastructure. Music has influenced Coventry’s culture a great deal, and many popular music festivals are held there each year.
With a 500-acre campus in the center of England, the university is 20 minutes from Birmingham and only an hour train ride from London. The campus Arts Center is U.K.’s largest outside London, and the campus sports options include rock-climbing, sailing, and scuba diving. There are Olympic-size track facilities. The university hosts the world’s largest student-run international event, One World Week, using the services of 200 student volunteers. A certificate is offered by the Warwick Skills Program for certain volunteer projects. A unique project is the ongoing restoration of Allesley Park Walled Garden, an 18th century site. Stratford-upon-Avon, the place of Shakespeare’s birth and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company, is 12 miles from the university.