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                                                               CO N T E N T S
                   VIS IT U S                                  Put yourself first         02   Applied Linguistics    38    Literary Translation
                                                                                               Chemistry              40    Studies                      108
                   The best way to get an idea                 Warwick in numbers         04
                                                                                                                            Mathematics                  110
                                                                                               Classics and Ancient
                   of what it’s like to study as a                                             History                46    Modern Languages
                                                               LEARNING
                   postgraduate at Warwick is to               EXPERIENCE                 06   Computer Science       50    and Cultures                 114
                   come and visit us.                                                          Cultural and Media           Philosophy                   118
                                                               Study                      08
                                                                                               Policy Studies         52    Politics and International
                   We run campus PG Visits where you can       Research                   10                                Studies                      122
                                                                                               Economics              56
                   talk directly with members from your        Moving ahead               12
                                                                                               Education Studies      60    Psychology                   130
                   chosen department. You can also take
                                                               Beyond Warwick             14                                Renaissance Studies          134
                   a personalised University tour with a                                       Engineering            68
                   current postgraduate.                                                       English and Comparative      Sociology                    136
                                                               L I F E AT W A R W I C K   16
                                                                                               Literary Studies        74   Statistics                   138
                   You’ll find full details of opportunities   Your campus                18
                                                                                               Film and Television          Teacher Education            140
                   to visit us at warwick.ac.uk/pg/visits      Life on campus             20
                                                                                               Studies                78    WBS (Warwick
                                                               Supporting you             23
                                                                                               History                80    Business School)             142
                                                               Local area                 24
                                                                                               History of Art         84    WMG                          154
                                                               Your accommodation         26
                   CONNECT WIT H US                                                            Humanitarian                 Warwick Medical School       164
                                                                                               Engineering            86    Writing                      170
                                                               Getting to Warwick         28
                   		@warwickuni                                                               Interdisciplinary
                   		facebook.com/warwickuniversity           Funding your study         30   Methodologies          90    Postgraduate Research
                                                                                               Law                    94    Courses                      172
                   		@universityofwarwick                      Applying to Warwick        32
                                                                                               Lifelong Learning      98    Course Index                 177
                   		youtube.com/uniwarwick                    Degree Apprenticeships     36   Life Sciences          104
                                                                                                                            Essential Information        180
                   		warwick.ac.uk/pg




                   MEET US IN
                   T HE WORLD
                   Can’t visit the UK? We attend
                   exhibitions and make visits in over
                   40 countries each year.

                   For details of upcoming
                   events visit warwick.ac.uk/io/meetus




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                                       It’s time to focus on you – to fuel your ambition
                                        and stretch your intellect. To immerse yourself
                                          in a community of curiosity. To take control
                                         and make the right decision for you, with the
                                              confidence that Warwick can take you
                                                     where you want to go.



                   PUT YOURSELF


              FIRST
                                  The decision to study at postgraduate level          and collaborate with some of the world’s
                                  is a statement of your intent to reach further.      top thinkers. What’s more, you’ll find the
                                  With the backing of a world-leading university,      support to build your confidence and
                                  renowned for its research excellence,                enhance your wellbeing.
                                  innovative teaching and business sensibility,
                                  you can be bold in your thinking and                 By investing in yourself – your intellectual
                                  your aspirations.                                    curiosity, passion for your subject, and your
                                                                                       drive to propel your career to new heights –
                                  Learning alongside brilliant minds from across       you are committing to your intellectual
                                  the world, you’ll enjoy the space to deepen          and professional growth.
                                  your knowledge of the subject you love, hone
                                  the skills that will boost your career trajectory,   It’s time to put yourself first.




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      TH                                                             TH     M O ST TAR G E T E D U N I V E R S I TY      COVENTRY
      IN THE                                                                B Y T H E U K ’ S TO P 1 0 0                    TH
                                                                            G RAD UAT E E M P LOY E R S                     BEST STU D E N T
      UK
      The Guardian University
                                                                            The Graduate Market in 2019,
                                                                            High Fliers Research Ltd.                       CITY IN T H E UK
      Guide 2020
                                                                                                                                   QS Best Student Cities 2018




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             G LO B AL LY
             QS World University Rankings 2020            UK TOP 10 AND                                                                  TH

                                                          WORLD TOP 100
                                                                                                                                         IN THE
                                                                                                                                         UK
                                                          F O R RE S E ARC H AN D T E AC H I N G                                         The Times and Sunday
                                                          (Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2019)                        Times Good University
                                                                                                                                         Guide 2019




      WA R W I C K
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                                                                MO NT H S AFT ER G RADUAT ING
                                                                                                                             Research Excellence Framework
      s t o r y, but y o u ca n be cert ain t h at ou r         Destinations of Leavers from Higher                          (REF) 2014, the most recent
                                                                Education survey of 2016/17 graduates                        government assessment
      repu t atio n giv es y o u the c on fide n ce you
      n eed t o rea lise y o ur po ten t ial.




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                                       Our people transform learning at Warwick.
                                     This means you’ll be inspired, and stretched, by
                                     those who share your passion for your subject.
                                     Within our supportive, diverse community, you’ll
                                      expand your intellectual understanding, feed
                                     your academic curiosity, and develop the skills
                                       and attributes to propel your career further.
                   FUEL YOUR

    CURIOSITY                  This community is invigorated by our
                               academics, whose pioneering thinking places
                               Warwick at the forefront of research. We believe
                               learning underpinned by excellent research
                                                                                  By encountering testing intellectual scenarios,
                                                                                  and perspectives that disrupt established
                                                                                  thinking, you’ll prepare yourself to excel in
                                                                                  situations that may prove daunting to others.
                               leads to transformational change, both in the      And, by surrounding yourself with people who
                               individual and in the societies within which       share your desire to push academic boundaries
                               our research is applied.                           and your motivation to determine a successful
                                                                                  future beyond Warwick, you can reach new
                                                                                  depths of knowledge within your subject.




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     B E CO M E
     IMMERSED IN
     YO U R ST U DY
     Wa r w i c k is a hub o f creativ e, pion e e rin g t h in kin g,
     br i n g i n g wo r ld-cla ss resea rch in t o t h e clas s room, an d
     i n v i t i n g yo u to o perate o utsi de of you r comfort z on e .


     Teaching delivered by academics at the head of their
                                                                         OUR STUDENTS SAY
     fields gives you fresh insights and approaches to
     learning. And the intelligence and perspectives of those
     around you, whether students or staff, challenge your
     existing knowledge.                                              “When it came time to decide
                                                                      where to study my Master’s
                                                                      degree, I knew I wanted to study
     LEARNING FOR THE LOVE OF IT
                                                                      in a department whose staff
     We are constantly reviewing and refreshing our teaching          would support me as a student,
     methods. These may involve discussion, learning from             but also recognise and nurture
     visiting lecturers, or even role-play of real-world scenarios.
                                                                      my potential as a professional in
     Some courses also include a group or individual project,
     enabling you to apply your understanding to a specific           my field. Warwick exceeded my
     question or challenge.                                           greatest expectations. Its staff
                                                                                                               CROSSING SUBJECT BOUNDARIES                        A GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
                                                                      gave us the tools we needed to
                                                                      progress from students to young          Increasingly, many of our courses are breaking     There are many opportunities for you to broaden
     CAREER-FOCUSED
                                                                                                               down the divides between subjects, and using       your world view. Some courses enable you to
                                                                      researchers, taking genuine
     We also strive to bring a commercial sensibility into your                                                multiple perspectives in order to address the      study overseas, or even work towards a Double
                                                                      interest in our ideas and inviting
     learning, helping you prepare for future opportunities.                                                   key issues facing our society. These may include   Master’s programme with institutions in countries
                                                                      us to professional events where          the challenges of modern healthcare, or the role   including Singapore, Spain and Germany*.
     Our links with business and industry, and the importance
     we place on skills development as part of your course,           we could learn from, and interact        of big data in a society transformed by data,
     mean that you’ll graduate as an expert in your subject and       with, the heavy-hitters in our field.”   networks and computation.                          Our partnership with Monash University in
     gain the advantage when forging your future path.                                                                                                            Melbourne, Australia also provides exciting
                                                                      Charlotte Mann                           No matter what subject you are studying, there     exchange opportunities and innovative extended
                                                                      Visual and Material Culture of Ancient   are opportunities to take your learning further.   classroom initiatives.
     LED BY RESEARCH                                                  Rome (MA), now completing a PhD          Some degrees give you the option of studying
                                                                      at Warwick                               modules outside of your department, including      To expand your intercultural skills without leaving
     Postgraduates are integral to our research, the results
     of which feed into much of our teaching. Learning from                                                    interdisciplinary modules that enable you to       campus, you can choose to learn a new language
     those leading academics gives you access to the latest                                                    consider questions and challenges from             through our Language Centre, either as part of a
     thinking in your subject. For more information on research                                                multiple perspectives.                             course or through independent study.
     at Warwick, including opportunities to complete your own
     research, see p10.
                                                                                                                                                                  *Available through selected departments only. Correct at time of print.




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     RESEARCH
     In n o v at i v e disciplina r y a nd in t e rdis ciplin ary
     res ea rc h dr iv es o ur Univ er sity. Th at re s earch
     i s re l e v a n t, pro v o cativ e, a nd h as a t an gible
     i m pa c t o n the wo r ld a ro und u s .


     Our brilliant researchers            STUDENT RESEARCH                   COLLABORATING
     continually ask questions that
     shape emerging knowledge –           We support, foster and
                                                                             TO TACKLE GLOBAL
                                                                             CHALLENGES
                                                                                                              STUDENT
     whether that’s examining the         showcase the talent and
                                          ambition of all our researchers,   How could technology
                                                                                                              RESEARCH
     cultural history of the NHS,
     publishing a ‘survival guide’        including our students. There      improve healthcare? Could        IN ACTION
     for exoplanets, or exploring         are many opportunities to get      genetic modification solve
     the potential of data to solve       involved in research during        food shortages around the        I have always been inclined
     the human condition.                 your taught postgraduate           world? What would be the         to study policies related to
                                          course – as part of a              impact on the environment        gender and education, hence
     Within our community of              dissertation or project, or by     if we all drove electric cars?   my Master’s thesis was on
     curiosity, academic excellence       sourcing funding to pursue a       Our Global Research Priorities   measuring the voice of women
     thrives, driving us forward          topic of particular interest in    (GRP) programme enables          in the Indian Parliament.
     as a world-class university,         your own time. Completing          our academics to respond
     and offering you access to           research enables you to            to complex, multi-faceted        It was demanding, challenging
     the latest exciting thinking         broaden your understanding         global problems through          and adventurous. However,
     in your subject. The most            of a subject you love, while       collaborative research           taking that one extra step to
     recent government research           developing highly valued           excellence across                get involved in research
     assessment exercise,                 employability skills.              academic disciplines.            was incredible.
     the Research Excellence
     Framework (REF) 2014,                And, if you’re inspired to         Some of our interdisciplinary    Working across disciplines
     ranked Warwick seventh               follow your curiosity further,     research centres provide         was an enriching experience,
     overall among UK research            you may want to pursue a           opportunities for postgraduate   helping you get a closer
     universities.                        postgraduate research course       researchers to become            look at stakeholders, find
                                          after completing your Master’s     involved with their work.        effective and practical
                                          degree. For a full list of our     For a full list of research      solutions, and recognise
                                          research courses see p172          centres, visit warwick.ac.uk/    and evaluate objectively
                                          or visit warwick.ac.uk/pg/         departments/research             every idea you have.
                                          research_degrees




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                                                                                                              Vasanthi Subramonia Pillai
                                                                                                              Economics (MSc), 2017-2018
              TH
              OVERALL AMONG
              UK RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES
              Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014,
              the most recent government assessment




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     M OV I N G A H E A D
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                                                                                                                                                    TH
                                                                                                                                                    M O S T TA R G E T E D U N I V E R S I T Y
     Fu l fi l y o ur po tentia l a nd ca r ve ou t a re wardin g
                                                                                                                                                    BY THE UK’S TOP 100
     c a reer path. We’ ll help y o u de ve lop t h e s kills                                                                                       G R A D U AT E E M P L O Y E R S * *
     a n d kn o w ledge that will pro pe l you fu rt h e r.


     Studying at Warwick opens up a host of                                                   CAREERS SUPPORT                                    WORK EXPERIENCE
     opportunities to build, or develop further,
     a career that will inspire you and fulfil                                                We offer personalised support to help you          There are many flexible employment
     your ambitions.                                                                          develop your skills, plan or develop your career   opportunities on campus and with local
                                                                                              path, and get experience. You can access these     employers. Through our recruitment agency,
                                                                                              support services at any point during your time     Unitemps, you can apply for single shifts,
     FIRST-CLASS REPUTATION                                                                   at Warwick and after graduation:                   work on particular days of the week, or
     We are 32nd in the world for our reputation with                                         	Guidance from departmental careers               work full-time over several months.
     employers* and we were ranked as the fourth                                                consultants who have an in-depth
     most targeted university by the UK’s top 100                                               understanding of your subject                    Research students may also be able to access
     graduate employers**.                                                                                                                       teaching opportunities through academic
                                                                                                 Help with job applications and interviews
                                                                                                                                                 departments, such as seminar teaching,
                                                                                              	Face-to-face and online courses to help          laboratory demonstrations, or exam and
     EARNING POTENTIAL                                                                          develop your skills, including enterprise,       essay marking. We also offer a number of
                                                                                                study skills, and job application and            work experience bursaries.
     On leaving Warwick, our graduates excel within                                             interview techniques
     challenging and rewarding careers. The average
                                                                                              	Access to thousands of employer vacancies
     mean salary of all postgraduates who completed                                                                                              AFTER GRADUATION
                                                                                                targeted at Warwick students and graduates
     their course at Warwick in 2017, six months after
     graduating, was £32,000^.                                                                	Around 8,000 opportunities to gain paid or       When you graduate, you’ll be joining a
                                                                                                voluntary work experience                        worldwide community of over 230,000
                                                                                                 Academic and professional development           alumni who share your curiosity and ambition.
     CONNECT WITH TOP EMPLOYERS                                                                                                                  Support and opportunities available to our
                                                                                              	Support in developing your academic
                                                                                                                                                 alumni include:
     We work proactively with a wide range of                                                   practice if you’re considering a career in
     employers, from start-up organisations to                                                  academia through our extensive range of           	e-mentoring scheme supporting both
     multinationals across all job sectors, meaning you                                         workshops, events and one-to-one support            graduates and students to build networks
     can build connections that help you get ahead:                                                                                                 and expand opportunities
                                                                                                                                                  	Careers advice – You can continue to receive
     	Over 7,000 vacancies advertised from
                                                                                                                                                    free careers support after graduation
       employers looking to connect with
       our students                                                                                                                               	Alumni swipe card – Take advantage of
                                                                                                                                                    campus facilities, including the Sports and
     	Nearly 250 employers welcomed onto
                                                                                                                                                    Wellness Hub, Learning Grid and Library
       campus each year to participate in skills
       sessions, presentations and careers fairs,                                             “We’re really looking for the cream of the


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       enabling you to network easily. Aside from
                                                                           ND                 crop, and Warwick is a great place to find
       our general careers fairs, others focus on
       specific sectors, including engineering,
                                                                                              graduates from across the board.”                  * QS World University Rankings 2020
                                                                                                                                                 ** The Graduate Market in 2019, High Fliers Research Ltd.
       science and technology, business, finance                    IN THE WORLD FOR                                                             ^ Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey of
       and consultancy, and law.                                    O U R R E P U TAT I O N   Ross Parsons, Dyson                                   2016/17 graduates

                                                                    WITH EMPLOYERS*


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     B E YO N D
     WA R W I C K                                                                                           C H A R L I E PA L M ER
                                                                                                            MORSE (BSc), 1996-1999, and Film and
                                                                                                                                                               C H A R LOTTE H A M M OND
                                                                                                                                                               Environmental Bioscience in a
                                                                                                            Television Studies (MA), 1999-2000                 Changing Climate (MSc), 2012-2013
                                                                                                            Current role: Managing Editor for All 4,           Current role: Senior Ecologist at Capita
     Th re e Wa r wick a lumni sha re t h e ir care e r pat h ways .
                                                                                                            Channel 4’s streaming service
                                                                                                                                                               What was your first step after Warwick?
                                                                                                            What does your work involve?                       I started volunteering in 2013, working alongside
                                                                                                            I’m responsible for defining and owning the        ecologists on a variety of surveys, and used my
                      “Writing skills can’t be underestimated, and knowing                                  editorial proposition for All 4; deciding what     MSc thesis to increase my field skills by completing
                      how to adapt your communication style to various                                      exclusive programming to acquire, which            bat surveys on an RSPB reserve in the Midlands to
                      audiences is imperative.”                                                             partner channels to work with (e.g. VICE,          compare the foraging preferences of bats.
                                                                                                            Walter Presents and Adult Swim) and how to
                                                                                                            curate all of our shows – including those we       What path did you take to reach your current
                                                                                                            inherit from the TV channels – for the audience.   position?
                      ELLA HAT T EY                               and involved me co-ordinating a                                                              After university, I continued to volunteer and join
                                                                  €5m bid for funding from the              What was your first step after you left            various bat, reptile and amphibian groups so that I
                      Sociology with Intercalated                                                           Warwick?
                                                                  European Commission. My current                                                              could work towards my protected species licences.
                      Year (BA), 2013-2017, and
                                                                  placement is within the Enterprise        After a brief stint handling invoices for a        I got a full-time role as a Sustainability Consultant
                      Sociology (MA), 2018                        Team at SOAS University of London.        plumbing company, I started work as a              in 2014, after temping and completing some
                      Current role: Graduate Management           I’m working on projects to embed          Media Planner at the BBC.                          short-term contract work. This meant I was able to
                      Trainee on the Ambitious Futures            knowledge exchange at every point                                                            gain a licence as a BREEAM Assessor. During this
                      Scheme – a nationwide graduate              of the research lifecycle. When I         What has been the high point of your career        time, I also volunteered and was able to start the
                      programme involving fourteen                return to Warwick, I’ll be within         so far and why?                                    ecological consultancy side of the business.
                      universities across the UK.                 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.        By the time I was 30, I could say I’d worked at
                                                                                                            both BBC Radio 1 and Channel 4 – two brands        I then changed job and helped another company
                      What was your first step after you          What skills did you develop at            that I’d adored since my teens.                    bring their ecological services in-house. Most
                      left Warwick?                               Warwick that have been useful in                                                             recently, I joined an established consultancy to
                      After I graduated, I began a graduate       your career so far?                       How did your time at Warwick prepare you           gain additional experience and work on a broader
                      scheme called Ambitious Futures.            Writing skills can’t be underestimated,   for any challenges you’ve faced within             range of projects.
                      The programme is split into three           and knowing how to adapt your             your career?
                      six-month work placements – the             communication style to various                                                               What experiences at Warwick have helped you
                                                                                                            More than anything, the MA fuelled my
                      first and last at your ‘host’ institution   audiences is imperative. My degrees                                                          within your career?
                                                                                                            passion for film and TV. And if you’ve got
                      (Warwick for me), so I actually started     also developed my ability to critically   passion for what you do, you can overcome          I used my thesis to show that I had the field skills
                      my career at Warwick!                       analyse information, which I found        pretty much any challenge.                         required for ecological consultancy work. Report
                                                                  especially useful while working on the                                                       writing and the ability to give presentations have
                      What does your current role involve?        European Commission funding bid. I                                                           helped in my day-to-day work, and with the
                      The scheme involves project-based           conducted two student consultations                                                          training courses I’ve delivered to people starting
                      work and operates on a rotational           to ascertain the student perspective                                                         out in their ecology careers.
                      nature, so you experience a broad           on the network’s strategy. This meant
                      range of Higher Education Professional      asking thoughtful questions, analysing                                                       I did a lot of my coursework at home, rather than
                      Services. My first placement was within     and interpreting responses, and                                                              at the uni, as I travelled in daily from Coventry.
                      International Strategy and Relations,       offering my conclusions in a report.                                                         This helped to keep me organised and be
                                                                                                                                                               productive working from home.

                                                                                                                                                               Hear more Warwick alumni stories at
                                                                                                                                                               warwick.ac.uk/alumni/i-am-warwick


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                                        In our supportive environment, you’ll have the
                                          space to thrive and realise your ambitions.
                                           Our campus gives you a mix of places in
                                                which to study, work and relax.

                   S PAC E TO


         THRIVE
                                Whether you need to immerse yourself in your      Our central location means you won’t be tied
                                reading and research, or collaborate alongside    to either a city or country setting. From a large
                                your fellow students, we provide flexible and     city pulsing with exciting places to explore, to
                                accessible learning spaces. And when you          nearby history, culture, and peaceful spaces
                                have free time, you won’t be short of things to   to escape, you can search out the things that
                                do – whether it’s making the most of our great    interest you.
                                sporting facilities, relaxing with friends, or
                                enjoying the peaceful spots on campus.            And, as you’ll be part of a large postgraduate
                                                                                  community drawn from countries across the
                                                                                  world, each day will expose you to different
                                                                                  people, cultures and thinking.




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     YO U R
     CA M P U S
     S o m e o f o ur cur rent students s h are
     t h ei r fa v our ite pla ces o n ca m pu s .



                                                                                                            RELAX
                                                                                                            “Lakeside. It’s perfect for chilling”

                                                                                                            “Tocil Wood – for its bluebells
                                                                                                            and beautiful vibes”

                                                                                                            “On the bench by the lake near
                                                                                                            Claycroft because it’s just lovely”

                                                                                                            “Definitely Costa Coffee”


                                                             Credit: @westrice_xia




                                                                                CONNECT                     STUDY
                                                     “Copper Rooms on a Wednesday”                          “PG Hub – it provides hot water
                                                                                                            and sometimes free snacks!”
                                                “Warwick Sports Hub, since we can do
                                                          sports while we’re chatting”                      “Campus is full of nice places to
                                                                                                            study. My favourite is the library”
                                             “NAIC café - it’s a very modern space and
                                                                socialising there is easy”




                                                                                             Credit: Anki



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     LIFE ON
     CA M P U S
     A c l o s e- k nit co mmunity br ing in g t oge t h e r s t aff
     a n d s t u dents f ro m a ll o v er th e world; a h u b of
     o ppo rt u nity a nd new ex per ie n ce s ; a bas e from wh ich
     t o ex pl o re nea r by cities a nd peace fu l cou n t rys ide .                                     Computer-generated image: new Warwick Arts Centre
     Ou r c a m pus o ff er s a ll this a n d more .



     THE POSTGRADUATE HUB                             WARWICK ARTS CENTRE                                                 OUTDOOR SPACES                                          NIGHTLIFE

     A dedicated space for postgraduates run by       Currently undergoing a transformation, the                          Relax and find time to focus with no distractions       Artists give regular live music performances
     the University Library, the PG Hub enables       Arts Centre attracts top performers from around                     by exploring our many green spaces and quiet            at venues across campus, and DJs play sets
     you to access support, work in a collaborative   the world across many art forms. If you join us                     spots on campus. Take a walk through the woods          at the Students’ Union nightclub and bars.
     environment and socialise. It also holds         in 2020, you’ll be among the first to enjoy the                     or around the lakes, follow our sculpture trail         For something more relaxed, there are many
     regular skills workshops, and wellbeing          new art gallery, three new cinema screens, two                      across campus, or enjoy some exercise on one of         places to meet friends for drinks or a meal in the
     and cultural events.                             theatres and a studio, with renovations due to be                   our cycling routes.                                     evening. And if the weather’s good, you can head
                                                      completed during the academic year 2020/21.                                                                                 to the Piazza for one of our outdoor screenings of
                                                                                                                                                                                  a film, theatre production or live sporting event.
                                                                                                                          FOOD AND DRINK

                                                                                                                          Our bars, restaurants and cafés offer something         ESSENTIALS
                                                                                                                          for all appetites – from cakes and coffee to
                                                                                                                          pan-Asian dishes and pub food. Many                     You can access a convenience store, laundrette,
                                                                                                                          provide dishes for those with specific dietary          hairdresser, dry cleaners, pharmacy, travel
                                                                                                                          requirements, such as vegan or gluten-free.             agent, banks, an NHS Health Centre and
                                                                                                                                                                                  Amazon lockers.
                                                                                                                          There’s a convenience store at the centre of
                                                                                                                          campus and we hold regular food markets on
                                                                                                                          the Piazza. If you want to do a larger shop, there
                                                                                                                          are two supermarkets around ten minutes from
                                                                                                                          central campus, so there’s no need to drive.


                                                                                                                          FAITH PROVISION

                                                                                                                          Our Chaplaincy is home to chaplains from the
                                                                                                                          Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. We provide
                                                                                                                          regular services for all Christian denominations
                                                                                                                          and a Shabbat meal every Friday for our Jewish
                                                                                                                          students. There is also an Islamic prayer hall, halal
                                                                                                                          kitchen and ablution facilities.




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     THINGS TO DO ON CAMPUS
                                                                                                          S U P P O RT I N G YO U
     W h i l e o ur f a nta stic f a cilities e n s u re a s eamle s s s t u de n t
     ex p er i en ce, it ’s the huge ra nge of opport u n it ie s available t o                           Our welcoming and supportive community               DISABILITY SERVICES TEAM
                                                                                                          means that we are committed to ensuring you
     y o u h ere o n ca mpus that br in gs t h is expe rie n ce t o life .                                have easy access to many sources of advice           The Disability Services team offers advice, guidance
                                                                                                          and help throughout your time at Warwick.            and support to students with a range of disabilities
                                                                                                                                                               including specific learning differences, mental
                                                                                                                                                               health disabilities, hearing and visual impairments,
     MUSIC AND DANCE                                     Over 100 fitness classes                         PERSONAL TUTOR
                                                                                                                                                               physical disabilities and mobility difficulties, social
                                                      	15m climbing wall, speed climbing                 Once you enrol with us, you’ll be assigned a         communication difficulties/ASD and unseen
     If you love to perform, Warwick Arts Centre
                                                        wall and bouldering                               Personal Tutor (PGT) or Supervisor (PGR), who        medical conditions. The services provided are
     provides a professional venue and is used
     by societies such as Warwick University             6 glass-back squash courts                       you can talk to about your progress throughout       tailored to the individual, supporting students to
     Drama Society, Music Theatre Warwick and            Multi-purpose sports hall and arena              your course, and who can help you with any           manage the impact of disability on their academic
     Opera Warwick.                                                                                       academic concerns or queries you may have.           studies and have a positive experience of
                                                         Outdoor sports pitches
                                                                                                                                                               university life. Support offered includes reasonable
                                                         Physiotherapy services                           GRADUATE SCHOOL                                      adjustments and the Disabled Student Allowances
     And the many dance societies cover dance
     styles including Bhangra, Latin and ballroom,                                                                                                             (DSAs), one-to-one support such as specialist
                                                      You’ll have access to many other ways to keep       Our Graduate School offers advice on                 mentoring or study skills, practical arrangements
     hip-hop, Oriental performance and ballet.                                                            applications, academic progression and awards.
                                                      active and meet new people, including:                                                                   for accessible campus accommodation, advice
                                                                                                          If you’re looking for funding, the team also has     on assistive technology, and signposting to other
     Our Music Centre offers individual tuition, as   	Taking a short course in a new sport,
                                                                                                          the latest details on available scholarships.        support services.
     well as opportunities to perform with musical      such as archery or golf
     groups such as our orchestra, big band or        	Unleashing your competitive side by               DEAN OF STUDENTS                                     WELLBEING SUPPORT SERVICES
     Warwick Glee society.                              joining a sports team, such as football,
                                                        handball or rowing                                The Dean of Students and Department Senior           Wellbeing Support offers an access point
                                                                                                          Tutors work closely with Wellbeing Support
     SPORT AND WELLBEING                              	A performance sports programme for                                                                     to all Wellbeing services – following a short
                                                        sportspeople competing at the top of their        Services to help you if you’re experiencing          consultation, we will refer you to the most
     Fun, competition, relaxation – whatever being      field in selected sports, offering financial      difficulties with your studies.                      appropriate Wellbeing colleagues for support.
     active means to you, there’s something to get      support, training opportunities and advice
     involved with.                                     with nutrition                                    COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY                           In addition, the Wellbeing Support team offers
                                                                                                          INTERVENTIONS TEAM                                   advice and support appointments on a wide
     You’ll be able to experience our incredible      For more details about other opportunities to                                                            range of issues. Whether you are a home or
     new Sports and Wellness Hub, part of a                                                               The Counselling and Psychology Interventions
                                                      stay active, and for detailed information on, and                                                        international student – if there is something
     £49m investment in sport and wellness                                                                Team makes up part of the network of support
                                                      videos of, the new Sports and Wellness Hub                                                               troubling you, or hindering you from focusing
     across the University. This impressive,                                                              for all students at any level of study. The team
                                                      visit warwick.ac.uk/sport                                                                                on your studies, we encourage you to come
     accessible facility features:                                                                        offers you opportunities to access professional
                                                                                                                                                               and talk to us.
                                                                                                          support to help you better develop and fulfil your
     	Modern 230-station gym                                                                             personal, academic and professional potential.       The issues may be:
        25m 12-lane swimming pool                                                                         There are a wide variety of services, including
                                                                                                                                                                  practical - for example, difficulties with
                                                                                                          individual counselling, group sessions, workshops
                                                                                                                                                                   accommodation
                                                                                                          and email counselling. Students engage with the
                                                                                                          Counselling and Psychology Interventions Team to      emotional - family difficulties, homesickness,
                                                                                                                                                               	
                                                                                                          work through issues such as depression, anxiety,      support through a disciplinary process
                                                                                                          or problems with self/identity or interpersonal       wellbeing-related - concerns about your
                                                                                                                                                               	
                                                                                                          relationships. Counselling and psychology can         wellbeing and how you can better manage
                                                                                                          help with exploring issues to develop insight and     it, or that of another member of the
                                                                                                          bring about positive change to psychological and      University community
                                                                                                          emotional distress.                                   safety-related - concerns about security,
                                                                                                                                                               	
                                                                                                                                                                harassment or crime




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     LO CA L A R E A
     Ou r U n i ver sity is idea lly lo cat e d for you t o explore
     y o u r i n t e rests o utside o f the le ct u re t h eat re .


     DISCOVER THE CONNECTIONS                                MUSIC

     Studying at our Coventry-based campus means             Birmingham’s arena venues attract both global
     you won’t feel tied to either a rural or city           superstars and up-and-coming talent, while
     location. Instead, our connected campus, which          Symphony Hall is the go-to place if you enjoy
     extends across Warwickshire, is a short bus ride        classical music. Smaller venues in Birmingham,
     away from some of the UK’s most historic and            Leamington and Coventry host regular live music
     charismatic towns and cities. You can travel from       acts, playing anything from rock to acoustic folk.
     campus to Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Solihull
     and Stratford-upon- Avon. Birmingham is a quick
                                                             HISTORY
     train ride from our nearby train stations in Canley                                                                                         Les Misérables National Tour, Birmingham Hippodrome. Photo: Helen Maybanks
     and Tile Hill – services from those stations, as well   The 900-year history of Kenilworth Castle is
     as Coventry’s main station, also go to London.          within easy reach via a direct cycle route from
                                                             campus, while Warwick Castle offers picturesque
     THEATRE                                                 views and daily attractions. There’s also Coventry
                                                             Cathedral – a key landmark of the city – and the       COMEDY                                                     SHOPPING
     In Coventry, the Belgrade and Albany theatres           Transport Museum.
     offer a variety of live drama, musicals, dance                                                                 The Glee Club is Birmingham’s premier comedy               Birmingham’s Bullring and Grand Central, and
     and comedy. Stratford-upon-Avon is home to                                                                     venue, featuring household names, comedy                   Solihull’s Touchwood shopping centre are a
                                                             GREEN SPACES
     the internationally acclaimed Royal Shakespeare                                                                circuit veterans and local improvisational groups.         great choice if you’re looking for the big retail
     Company, while Birmingham features major                Warwick’s campus borders onto beautiful                The Core Theatre in Solihull also plays host               names, though there are plenty of high street
     national productions at the Hippodrome and              countryside, including Windmill Hill, and Tocil        to a range of funny men and women, as does                 brands in Coventry too. You’ll also find FarGo
     Alexandra, and encourages new talent at The             Wood and Nature Reserve. Travel towards                Leamington Spa, which holds its own annual                 Village in Coventry, home to a number of creative
     Blue Orange Theatre.                                    Coventry city centre and you’ll find War Memorial      comedy festival.                                           independent retailers, including shops selling
                                                             Park, listed as a Grade II park by English Heritage.                                                              vintage clothes and original artwork.
                                                                                                                    EAT AND DRINK
                                                                                                                                                                               SPORT
                                                                                                                    Kenilworth and Solihull both hold regular
                                                                                                                    farmers’ markets, while Birmingham’s Bullring              Premiership rugby union club Wasps play at the
                                                                                                                    Open and Indoor Markets, and Coventry                      Ricoh Arena in Coventry. For big name football
                                                                                                                    Market, offer an enormous choice of fresh fruit,           teams, Birmingham hosts both Aston Villa and
                                                                                                                    vegetables, fish and meat.                                 Birmingham City, as well as top-class cricket,
                                                                                                                                                                               tennis and athletics events.
                                                                                                                    Food connoisseurs will enjoy the Michelin-starred
                                                                                                                    restaurants of Kenilworth and Birmingham.
                                                                                                                    Leamington Spa has plenty of great coffee shops,
                                                                                                                    while Coventry offers a range of internationally
                                                                                                                    inspired eateries.




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     YO U R
     ACCO M M O DAT I O N
                            W h at ev er y o u ’ re l o o k i n g f o r f ro m y o u r
                            ac c o m m o d at i o n , w e w an t y o u t o f eel at h o m e.
                            Ou r d ed i c at ed ac c o m m o d at i o n t eam w i l l w o rk
                            h ard t o m eet y o u r n eed s an d p ro v i d e y o u w i t h
                            t h e b es t ad v i c e.


                            Most of our postgraduates live off       There are postgraduate rooms
                            campus. There are rooms available in     available on campus too, with varied
                            purpose-built student accommodation      specifications and prices. The campus
                            in Coventry and other areas local to     has its own post room, an on-site
                            the University.                          maintenance team, and a 24-hour
                                                                     campus security service.
                            We also work with private landlords to
                            offer a range of off-campus housing,     For more details and advice, plus the
                            conveniently located in Coventry,        most recent prices of accommodation
                            Leamington Spa and Kenilworth.           on and off campus, visit
                                                                     warwick.ac.uk/accommodation




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     GETTING                                                                                Manchester




     TO WA R W I C K
                                                                                                   University
                                                                                                   of Warwick


                                                                                                     London




     We ’ re c l ose to ma jo r ro a d, rail an d air lin ks . If you ’re t rave llin g
     by pu bl i c tra nspo rt y o u ca n acce s s bu s s t ops acros s campu s ,
     t ra i n s t atio ns, a nd a n inter nat ion al airport a s h ort dis t an ce away.
     Nat i o n a l co a ch ser v ices a lso ope rat e clos e t o ou r campu s .

     BY RAIL (TO COVENTRY)                          BY COACH (TO COVENTRY)

     From London Euston: 1 hour (approx.)           From London Victoria Coach Station:
     From Birmingham International (adjacent to     2 hours and 15 mins
     Birmingham Airport): 11 mins                   From Heathrow: 2 hours and 10 mins
     The nearest local train station is Canley.     From Gatwick: 3 hours and 30 mins


     BY BUS                                         BY CAR (SAT NAV: CV4 7AL)

     There are frequent bus services                From the North: M1, M69, follow the routes
     to campus from Coventry, Kenilworth            marked Warwick (A46), then follow the signs
     and Leamington Spa. Check services             to the University.
     and times at nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands         Or M6, A446, A45, then follow the signs for
                                                    the University.
                                                    From the South: M1, M45, A45 or M40, A46,
     Time taken to drive between locations by car   then follow the signs for the University.
                                                    From the East: Join the M1, then follow directions
                                                    as for travel from the North or the South.
                                                    From the West: M5, M42, A45, then follow the
                                                    signs for the University.
                                                    (Please note that campus car parks can be
                                                    crowded in term time.)


                                                    BY AIR

                                                    Nearest airports are:
                                                    Birmingham International (BHX) (approx. 20 mins
                                                    by car or by a direct coach)
                                                    London Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN)
                                                    (both approx. 2 hours 15 mins by rail from
                                                    Coventry)
                                                    London Luton (LTN) and London Stansted (STN) are
                                                    also accessible by a direct coach from Coventry.



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     FUNDING                                                                                                     OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING

                                                                                                                 Master’s loans (Home and EU students)
                                                                                                                                                                          If you have a disability, including a mental health
                                                                                                                                                                          condition or specific learning difficulty, such as



     YO U R ST U DY
                                                                                                                                                                          dyslexia or dyspraxia, you may be able to get
                                                                                                                 If you start a qualifying full-time or part-time         Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). DSAs don’t
                                                                                                                 Master’s course, you may be eligible for a               have to be paid back. You may apply for DSAs
                                                                                                                 Postgraduate Loan. The loan is non means-tested          even if you aren’t eligible for a Doctoral Loan.
                                                                                                                 and is intended as a contribution towards your
                                                                                                                 tuition fees and living costs.                           For further information and the full eligibility
     Th e re a re ma ny diff erent f undin g rou t e s available                                                                                                          criteria, visit http://gov.uk/doctoral-loan
     fo r p o s t g ra duate study at Warwick.                                                                   Students starting their studies from 1 August
                                                                                                                 2019 could borrow up to £10,906 for the whole
                                                                                                                                                                          THE COST OF
                                                                                                                 course. The loan is paid in instalments. You will
                                                                                                                 begin to repay your loan from the April after you
                                                                                                                                                                          POSTGRADUATE STUDY
     Funding routes for postgraduate students              	Commonwealth Scholarships
     include postgraduate loans (Home and EU                 (Master’s and PhD, Overseas students)               leave your course, or the April four years after the     Academic fees
     only), University scholarships, fee awards, and                                                             course started (whichever comes first), and only
                                                           	US-UK Fulbright Commission                                                                                   The fee you’ll pay depends on a number
     department bursaries and scholarships.                                                                      once your annual income is over £21,000.
                                                             (Master’s, US citizens)                                                                                      of factors, including which course you’ll be
                                                                                                                                                                          studying and whether you are a Home and EU,
     In the academic year 2018/19, we awarded              	Marshall Scholarships                               If you have a disability, including a mental health
                                                                                                                                                                          or Overseas student. The UK government has
     approximately £41 million in postgraduate               (Master’s, Overseas students)                       condition or specific learning difficulty, such as
                                                                                                                                                                          confirmed that EU students entering university
     funding, helping outstanding students to                                                                    dyslexia or dyspraxia, you may be able to get
                                                           	The National Council of Science and                                                                          in 2020/21 will pay fees at the Home rate.
     access the next level of their career and                                                                   Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). DSAs
                                                             Technology (CONACYT) (PhD and                       don’t have to be paid back. You may apply
     academic success.                                                                                                                                                    We will publish fees for 2020/21 at
                                                             Master’s, Mexican citizens)                         for DSAs even if you aren’t eligible for
                                                                                                                                                                          warwick.ac.uk/pg/funding/fees as soon as
     Our Graduate School can help you through              	China Scholarship Council                           a Postgraduate Loan.
                                                                                                                                                                          these are finalised. Please check this web page
     the funding process and provide up-to-date              (PhD, Overseas students)                                                                                     before applying.
     information on the awards available, guidance on                                                            For up-to-date information, including the full
     making your funding application, and advice on        In addition, if you’re an outstanding international   eligibility criteria, visit http://gov.uk/masters-loan
                                                                                                                                                                          Planning your budget and part-time work
     alternative ways to fund your studies.                PhD applicant looking for funding for any             To check if your course qualifies, visit
                                                                                                                                                                          Living expenses are something else you’ll need
                                                           discipline offered at Warwick, you can apply          warwick.ac.uk/pgfunding
                                                                                                                                                                          to consider when making your application. If
                                                           for the Chancellor’s International Scholarships.                                                               you’re looking to earn extra money through
     SCHOLARSHIPS                                                                                                Doctoral loans (Home and EU students)
                                                           These are awarded annually via a combined                                                                      part-time work, there are plenty of opportunities
     You can apply for scholarships through the            postgraduate research scholarship competition.        In 2018, the UK Government introduced a new
                                                                                                                                                                          available, either on campus or through your
     central University, doctoral training centres, your                                                         loan – up to £25,700 for those who started
                                                                                                                                                                          department. Our recruitment agency, Unitemps,
     department, industry, charitable foundations          Warwick has also committed to funding a               their studies from 1 August 2019 – for students
                                                                                                                                                                          can help you find part-time work that fits around
     and governments. Our excellent reputation             number of PhD scholarships for EU students for        studying a postgraduate doctoral course, such
                                                                                                                                                                          your study.
     for research and strong academic profile has          the 2020/21 academic year. These will comprise        as a PhD. The loan is non means-tested and
     enabled us to develop relationships with              a full stipend plus fees.                             intended to help with your tuition fees and
                                                                                                                                                                          If you’re looking for advice on budgeting,
     high-profile partners and generous philanthropists                                                          living costs.
                                                                                                                                                                          you can email our Student Funding team at
     across the world, providing you with fantastic        In addition, we are funding up to three                                                                        studentfunding@warwick.ac.uk You’ll also find
     opportunities to access scholarships and work         Monash Warwick Alliance Joint PhD Scholarships        The loan is paid in instalments. You will begin to
                                                                                                                                                                          finance tips and an overview of typical living
     with other high-achieving students.                   in 2020/21, open for applications from all            repay your loan from the April after you leave
                                                                                                                                                                          expenses at warwick.ac.uk/pgfees/livingcosts
                                                           students in any discipline. Some academic             your course, or the April four years after the
     Prestigious scholarships offered in partnership       departments and research centres offer their          course started (whichever comes first), and only
     with external organisations currently include:        own scholarships. You can search for both             once your annual income is over £21,000.
                                                           university and departmental scholarships at
     	Chevening Scholarships (taught courses,             warwick.ac.uk/scholarships Scholarship                                                                         Please note that postgraduate funding information and
                                                                                                                                                                          eligibility could change, so please ensure you check
       Home/EU and Overseas students)                      opportunities may change, so please ensure                                                                     warwick.ac.uk/pgfunding before you apply.
                                                           you check online before you apply.




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     A P P LY I N G TO                                                                                       CAN I GET HELP WITH MY ENGLISH
                                                                                                             LANGUAGE SKILLS?
                                                                                                                                                                                       In-sessional English language
                                                                                                                                                                                        Support Programme



     WA R W I C K
                                                                                                                                                                                   	We offer courses throughout our academic
                                                                                                             If English is not your first language, we have
                                                                                                                                                                                     terms to help non-native speakers of English
                                                                                                             dedicated language courses to support you.
                                                                                                                                                                                     improve their language skills while studying.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Courses cover speaking and listening, essay
                                                                                                             There are two main programmes of study:
                                                                                                                                                                                     and dissertation writing skills, pronunciation
     WHERE CAN I FIND ENTRY                             duration of your degree and completed this            Pre-sessional English Programme
                                                                                                             	                                                                      and much more.
     REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR                              qualification within the past two years, this may    	This is in five phases. You may start the
     COURSES?                                           be sufficient to meet our requirements.                programme at the English level that is                              For further information on both programmes,
                                                                                                               appropriate for you and follow as many                              including costs, visit
     You’ll find the typical 2020 entry offer grades    This will be assessed on a case-by-case                phases as you need. The maximum length                              warwick.ac.uk/pg/apply/english
     for postgraduate courses at the back of this       basis, based on guidance provided by UK                of the programme would be 40 weeks
     prospectus. Remember to check online before        Visas and Immigration, and our International           (Phases 1-5), and the minimum six weeks                             DO I NEED A VISA?
     you submit your application, as typical offer      Student Office.                                        (Phase 5 only).
     grades may change.                                                                                                                                                            For non-UK/EEA nationals, it is important to
                                                        If you are in any doubt about the suitability           Phase 1 (autumn term): 10 weeks, language
                                                                                                                                                                                   hold appropriate immigration permission, which
     We welcome applications from candidates            of your qualifications and experience, please            entry level IELTS 4.5 or PTE 30 minimum
                                                                                                                                                                                   allows study in the UK. Our Immigration Service
     offering many different international              contact the Postgraduate Admissions Service              hase 2 (spring term): 10 weeks, IELTS 5.0
                                                                                                                P                                                                  provides free, confidential advice and assistance
     qualifications. To see how your current degree     (see Contact us p33).                                   or PTE 40 minimum                                                  to international students and their dependants
     score or GPA equates to the British system visit                                                                                                                              before and during their studies. Get more
     warwick.ac.uk/io/admissions/entry-requirements                                                              hase 3 (spring term): 10 weeks, IELTS 5.5
                                                                                                                P
                                                        Please note: This document is produced                                                                                     information at warwick.ac.uk/immigration
                                                                                                                or PTE 50 minimum
                                                        14 months before enrolment on the courses to
                                                        which it applies. Please ensure that you have         Phases 4 and 5 (starting in mid-July):
                                                                                                             	
     I’M NOT A NATIVE ENGLISH
                                                        read the Essential Information on p180.               10 weeks, IELTS 6 minimum
     SPEAKER. DO I NEED ANY EXTRA
                                                        This includes important information about
     QUALIFICATIONS?                                                                                            Phase 5 (starting in mid-August): 6 weeks,
                                                        possible changes to courses, including
                                                                                                                 IELTS 6.5 minimum
     In support of your application, you will be        entry requirements, and web links to
     required to submit a recent English language       terms and conditions you should consider             	The information above shows our minimum
     qualification. The majority of our courses have    before applying.                                       entry requirements. You will need the
     been assigned one of the following bands:                                                                 minimum score in each language skill to be
                                                                                                               accepted onto the programme.*
      Band A: overall IELTS score of 6.5 with
     	                                                 DO I NEED TO SUPPLY REFERENCES?
      no less than 6.0 in any component
                                                        We typically ask for one academic reference
         and B: overall IELTS score of 7.0. Minimum
        B                                               for postgraduate taught and two for
        component score of two at 6.0/6.5 and           postgraduate research courses. You should
        rest at 7.0+                                    nominate referees who can provide an informed
                                                        view of your academic ability and suitability for
      Band C: overall IELTS score of 7.5.
     	
                                                        your chosen programme of study. If you have
      Minimum component score of two at 6.5/7.0
                                                        studied a postgraduate degree in the past two
      and rest at 7.5+
                                                        years, we will require at least one reference from
                                                        someone who taught you at postgraduate level.               CONTACT US
     To find out which band is assigned to which
     course, and which alternative English tests we                                                                 You’ll find full information about the application process and entry requirements
                                                        We will accept professional references if you
     accept, visit warwick.ac.uk/pg/apply/english                                                                   (including English language requirements) online at warwick.ac.uk/pg/apply
                                                        have been out of higher education for over two
                                                        years. These must be submitted by your current              Alternatively, you can call the team on +44 (0) 24 7652 4585.
     If you have completed a degree in a majority
                                                        or most recent line manager. Please note that
     English-speaking country within the past two
                                                        personal references, such as those from family              * Depending on the department’s entry requirements, the minimum score to take pre-sessional courses may
     years, or have been educated in English for the                                                                   be higher than those mentioned here, i.e. for a course that typically requires Band B for entry, the six-week
                                                        and friends, are not acceptable.
                                                                                                                       pre-sessional entry requirements will be higher than those for someone studying on a course that requires
                                                                                                                       Band A. To attend Phase 4 or 5, academic department approval is also required, as some departments will
                                                                                                                       not accept pre-sessional attendance to satisfy the main course English language conditions.


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     R E S E A R C H S T U D E N T S – B E F O R E Y O U A P P LY
     Th ere a re two po ssible ro ute s for fin din g a P h D opport u n it y:


     ROUTE ONE                                     ROUTE TWO


       Step 1: Find an advertised PhD or               Step 1: Draft your own research idea. Read
       research degree at warwick.ac.uk/pg/            around your chosen subject area as much as
       research_degrees or at jobs.ac.uk               possible and start to formulate your questions
                                                       and thoughts.
                                                                                                            A L L P O S TG R A D U AT E S T U D E N T S
       Step 2: Check requirements for the
       advertised position.                            Step 2: Check the entry requirements
                                                       (including English language requirements) at         1. RESEARCH                                         	Upload documents to meet language
                                                       warwick.ac.uk/phdrequirements Most of our                                                                  conditions (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL)
                                                                                                            Visit the Postgraduate Apply pages at
                                                       research courses are a minimum of 2:i in a related                                                          Update your personal details
       Step 3: Contact the department                                                                       warwick.ac.uk/pg/apply to find out about
                                                       undergraduate degree (or equivalent), but some
       advertising the PhD.                                                                                 the Warwick postgraduate application process           Update your referee details
                                                       departments have higher requirements.
                                                                                                            and requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                	Resend the reference request to
                                                                                                                                                                  your referees
       Step 4: Apply for the position                                                                       2. APPLY
       through your department.                        Step 3: Find a supervisor whose research                                                                 	Update agent or nominated contact details
                                                       aligns with your chosen subject area at              Complete the application form online and
                                                       warwick.ac.uk/findaphdsupervisor We                  upload scanned copies of your documents to
                                                       advise you to make contact with and secure                                                               4. APPLICATION DECISION
                                                                                                            your application. These should include:
                                                       a supervisor before you apply.                                                                           Applications are considered by either academic
                                                                                                            	Transcripts from your university-level study
                                                                                                              (current or completed)                            selectors or a qualified member of the
                                                                                                                                                                Postgraduate Admissions Service. The outcome
                                                                                                               Personal statement                               of your application will be sent to you via email
                                                       Step 4: Draft your research proposal, if
                                                       your department requires one. You can find           	English language proficiency (if applicable       and can also be checked in the applicant portal.
                                                       out your department’s research proposal                and available)
                                                       requirements at warwick.ac.uk/phdproposal                                                                5. RESPOND TO YOUR OFFER
                                                                                                               Research proposal (if applicable)
                                                                                                                                                                If you receive an offer of a place, your offer email
                                                                                                            Pay the application assessment fee if                will include any conditions you are required to
                                                       Step 5: Submit your PhD application at               prompted (postgraduate courses with a                meet. You should meet these conditions as soon
                                                       warwick.ac.uk/pg/apply                               taught element only).                                as possible.
                                                                                                                                                                Your offer will direct you to the Warwick
                                                                                                            3. ACCESS THE APPLICANT PORTAL                      Postgraduate Offer Holder pages, which
                                                                                                            After submitting your application, you will         will guide you through the next steps of
         FUNDING                                                                                            receive an acknowledgement email that will          the process.
                                                                                                            include a link for the application portal. In the    ou should accept your offer as soon as you are
                                                                                                                                                                Y
         For both routes, you should investigate funding options throughout the application process.
                                                                                                            portal you will be able to:                         able to and pay the deposit if required.
         See p30 for more general information on postgraduate funding, or search for information
         about specific funding opportunities at warwick.ac.uk/scholarships                                    Check the status of your application(s)

         Your prospective supervisor and staff within your chosen academic department may also be
         able to advise you on funding.


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     DEGREE                                                                                                    CO U R S E
     APPRENTICESHIPS                                                                                           SECTION
     A Degree Apprenticeship o ffe rs you t h e opport u n it y                                                Applied Linguistics                        38
                                                                                                               Chemistry                                  40
     t o s t u dy f o r a po stgra duate de gre e wh ils t workin g
                                                                                                               Classics and Ancient History               46
     fu l l - t i m e a s a n emplo y ee o f you r ch os e n compan y, wit h ou t
                                                                                                               Computer Science                           50
     t h e t u i t i on f ees a sso ciated wit h a t radit ion al de gre e .
                                                                                                               Cultural and Media Policy Studies          52
                                                                                                               Economics                                  56
                                                       However, you will graduate with both a                  Education Studies                          60
                                                       qualification and work experience, making you           Engineering                                68
                                                       highly employable. You will also have access            English and Comparative Literary Studies   74
                                                       to the same facilities as ‘traditional’ students
                                                                                                               Film and Television Studies                78
                                                       should you want to make use of these, for
                                                       example skills sessions, wellbeing services             History                                    80
                                                       and the Students’ Union.                                History of Art                             84
                                                                                                               Humanitarian Engineering                   86
                                                       As you’ll already be an employee of a company
                                                       working full-time, there are no other work              Interdisciplinary Methodologies            90
                                                       placement opportunities available.                      Law                                        94
                                                                                                               Lifelong Learning                          98
                                                       BENEFITS                                                Life Sciences                              104

                                                          Earn a salary while you learn                        Literary Translation Studies               108

                                                          Gain valuable work experience                        Mathematics                                110
     You will receive a minimum of 20% of
     your working time off-the-job to complete            Develop skills and knowledge                         Modern Languages and Cultures              114
     your studies through both face to face               No tuition fees                                      Philosophy                                 118
     and distance learning.                                                                                    Politics and International Studies         122
                                                          Build your professional network
                                                          Study for a postgraduate degree                      Psychology                                 130
     IS A DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP
                                                                                                               Renaissance Studies                        134
     RIGHT FOR ME?
                                                                                                               Sociology                                  136
     Your University experience will be different                                                              Statistics                                 138
                                                       Courses
     from that of a typical student, and you’ll need
                                                       MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management^
                                                                                                               Teacher Education                          140
     good time management skills to balance
     your work and study. Your apprenticeship will     MSc Managing in Technology Based Industries^            WBS (Warwick Business School)              142
     also equip you with the skills, knowledge and                                                             WMG                                        154
     behaviours for a specific profession.             Find out more about our latest Degree Apprenticeships
                                                                                                               Warwick Medical School                     164
                                                       at warwick.ac.uk/degreeapprenticeships
                                                                                                               Writing                                    170

                                                       ^These courses are delivered to Senior Leader
                                                         Apprenticeship Standard.




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                                                                                                                                           Teaching English to Speakers of                                        Intercultural Communication for
                                                                                                                                           Other Languages (TESOL) (MA)                                           Business and the Professions (MSc)
                                                                                                                                           Minimum requirements* Mid-point 2:ii undergraduate                     Minimum requirements* Mid-point 2:ii undergraduate
                                                                                                                                           degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline                        degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

                                                                                                                                           English Language requirements** IELTS overall score of 6.5             English Language requirements** IELTS overall score of 6.5
                                                                                                                                           (with 6.5 in writing)                                                  (with 6.5 in reading and writing)


                                        APPLIED                                                                                            Duration 1 year full-time, 2-4 years part-time                         Duration 1 year full-time, 2-4 years part-time




                                    L I N G U I ST I C S
                                                                                                                                           The MA TESOL programme will help you develop an in-                    This programme provides you with a wide range of in-depth
                                                                                                                                           depth understanding of the links between research, theory              knowledge and skills, and enables you to focus on aspects
                                                                                                                                           and professional practice in the area of teaching English              of intercultural communication that are relevant to people
                                                                                                                                           to speakers of other languages. The programme has been                 working either in business or in other professions. Our core
                                                                                                                                           designed for English language teachers with varying levels             modules develop your ability to analyse, explain and
                                                                                                                                           of professional experience, from teachers who have less than           investigate effective communication across cultures. Optional
                                                                                                                                           two years’ experience to those who have taught for many                modules enable you to select particular areas in which
                                                                                                                                           years. Potential students include teachers, teacher trainers,          you want to specialise, according to your own intellectual
                                                                                                                                           materials or curriculum developers, and other professionals            interests or career aspirations. The programme concludes
                                                                                                                                           who work in the area of second/foreign language education,             with an empirical piece of research, which will allow you
                                                                                                                                           either in the state sector or in private language institutes at        to put your knowledge into practice and further hone your
                                                                                                                                           primary, secondary or tertiary levels.                                 practical skills in carrying out systematic research.

                                                                              Scholarships                                                 Core modules                                                           Core modules
Courses                                                                                                                                    -	Foundations of TESOL Methodology and Innovations                    - Understanding Culture
                                                                              We offer five competitive bursaries for each of our MA
                                                                                                                    †

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)                       TESOL and MSc ICBP programmes. Three are worth                  in TESOL Methodology                                                - Exploring Professional Communication
(MA)                                                                          £3,000 and two are worth 50% of the full tuition fee.        -	Sociolinguistics of English as a Global Language                    - Culture, Identity and Adaptation
Intercultural Communication for Business and the                              Visit warwick.ac.uk/al/study/ma-tesol/ma-bursary and         -	SLA Insights for TESOL Practice
                                                                              warwick.ac.uk/al/study/msc/msc_bursary for                                                                                          - Intercultural Competence and Assessment
Professions (MSc)
                                                                              more information.                                            -	Spoken Interaction                                                  - Leadership, Teamwork and Culture
                                                                                                                                           -	Approaches to Written Discourse                                     - Researching the Workplace
                                                                              Careers                                                      -	Research Methods in TESOL
                                                                              Previous Master’s graduates from the department have         -	Professional Practice                                               Optional modules
                                                                              gone on to work for employers including: British Council,    - Dissertation




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Previously, a selection of the following options have
                                                                              EY and National Geographic Learning. They have pursued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  been offered:
         TH                                                                   roles such as: business and financial project management
                                                                              professionals; further education teaching professionals;
                                                                                                                                           Optional modules                                                       - Globalisation and Diversity in the Workplace

         IN THE UK FOR                                                        journalists, newspaper and periodical editors; management
                                                                              consultants and business analysts and research and
                                                                                                                                           Previously, a selection of the following options have
                                                                                                                                           been offered:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Public Relations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  - Management/Marketing
         L I N G U I ST I C S                                                 development managers.                                        - Specialism in Classroom Motivation                                   - Media Communication
         The Complete University Guide 2020                                   Course fees                                                  - English in International Development                                 - Translation
                                                                                                                                           - Literature and Drama in TESOL
                                                                              For up-to-date fees for Home/EU and Overseas students,
                                                                              visit warwick.ac.uk/pg/funding/fees You can also find more   - Management and Leadership in TESOL
                                                                              information on p30.                                          -	Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
                                                                                                                                              in TESOL
                                                                              Research areas                                               - Teaching and Researching Young Language Learners
                                                                              Language learning and teaching; working, relating, and       - Specialism in Teacher Education and Development
                                                                              adapting across cultures; language teacher education and     -	Specialism in Intercultural Language Teaching
                                                                              development; professional and workplace communication;          and Learning
                                                                              language structure, variation and change.
                                                                                                                                           -	Specialism in English for Academic and
                                                                                                                                              Professional Purposes
                                                                                                                                           - Using Corpora for TESOL
                                                                                                                                           - Practical Teaching Methodology
                                                                                                                                           - Assessment in TESOL
†Please note that the bursary is subject to repayment if the course of study is not completed.
*Please ensure that you have checked entry requirements at warwick.ac.uk/pg and that you have read the Essential Information on p180.
  This includes important information about our courses, and web links to terms and conditions that you should consider before applying.   **For more information about English Language requirements, see p32.

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