University profile

University of Warwick

2016/17 edition

About University of Warwick

What didn’t need to look further than Warwick?

What if there were a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards? What if every day spent in its cosmopolitan campus was entrepreneurial, innovative and international?

It would be somewhere as respected for boundary breaking research as for its teaching and business collaborations. It would be driven to pursue excellence and it would be intellectually curious.

It would earn a consistent place at the uppermost reaches of the UK Higher Education league tables, and be making a positive move up the international league tables too.

And, whether you’re a student, lecturer or researcher, its distinct approach would help you follow your ambitions. That’s because it would be somewhere that could confidently say it’s a place of infinite possibilities.

We think there is somewhere that’s all these things and much, much more. Welcome to Warwick.


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In the past 50 years, we’ve earned an enviable international reputation for the wide-reaching impact of our research. We have the research opportunities to enable you to push the limits of your own academic curiosity, and you’ll have the support of some of the world’s top academics.

Our research excellence resulted in a strong performance in the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, for both overall grade point average (GPA) and intensity.

We’ve strengthened our position amongst the UK’s ten best research universities. Warwick’s intensity also achieved a top ten ranking, signifying the strength-in-depth of our exceptional body of research staff.

Our most recent eye-catching research includes hi-tech solutions to patients’ post-clinic mobility needs; evidence suggesting a significant relationship between cannabis use and the onset of mania symptoms; and a hunt for new planets with the help of robotically controlled telescopes.

Teaching and Learning

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Our reputation for research allows us to attract teachers who are among the very best in their respective fields. This means our teachers are at the forefront of research. They’re the teachers who are innovating. They’re the teachers who are setting the agenda for others to follow.

We feature flexible learning spaces across campus, and we’re also investing into a new, dedicated building with access to some of the UK’s best teaching and learning facilities.

Types of PG study

• Taught
• Research
• PGCE and MBA professional qualifications
• Opportunities to study abroad with 50 universities in 20 countries.

Subject areas for PG study

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We offer almost 250 Postgraduate courses across four faculties – Arts, Science, Social Science and Medicine. There are also more than 20 Specialist Research Centres located across campus. We offer Double Master’s programmes with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Monash University in Melbourne and the University of Konstanz in Germany.

A full list of postgraduate courses at Warwick.

Support and Funding

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The International Office provides a point of personal contact both within the UK and globally, to support you with the application process, on your arrival at Warwick and throughout your studies. The University runs an induction programme exclusively designed for postgraduate students to help you settle in and get to know the area.

In 2014, we allocated over £28million of scholarship funding to postgraduate students. A new scholarship scheme for Taught Master’s students has been introduced this year giving over £1 million of £10,000 scholarships to Home/EU students starting in 2015/16.

Up-to-date information on scholarships at Warwick Graduate School.

Postgraduate provision


We provide flexible study and social spaces, many of which are exclusively for postgraduates. You can book seminar rooms for your own academic events, conferences and networks. The Modern Records Centre located on campus provides you with access to important primary sources, a research area, a teaching space and an exhibition centre. We have networks and partners across the globe including The Monash Warwick Alliance and The Centre for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) in New York. Our Institute of Advanced Study, through its Visiting Fellowship Scheme, regularly brings to the University academics of international importance, who particularly work with postgraduate students.

Outside study, you can choose from nearly 300 student societies and get involved in cultural celebrations and events.



We are located in Coventry and close to the Warwickshire towns of Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Warwick, so you don’t have far to go to find some great live music, theatre, cultural and historical attractions, as well as beautiful countryside. Birmingham, the UK’s second city is just 20 minutes away while London is just an hour away by train.


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Choosing Warwick opens up endless possibilities for you to fulfil your potential. We’ll give you the tools to carve out the career path that’s right for you. We’re ranked 15th in the world for our reputation with employers (QS World University Rankings 2014/15), who describe Warwick graduates as well motivated with a broad range of interests outside academic studies. Over 300 leading employers visit campus each year, and the value of a Warwick education is reflected in the high quality of job roles that employers offer to our graduates.

Applying for postgraduate study at Warwick.

Contact details

Student Recruitment and Outreach Service (SROAS)
University of Warwick
University House
Kirby Corner Road
024 7657 4058