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How to apply

Apply for postgraduate courses using the University's postgraduate applications online form.

If you apply for a research degree (MA by Research, MPhil or PhD), you will be asked to provide an outline of your chosen research topic. This should be 500-1000 words and outline the following:

  • What area of research you intend to undertake and why (with reference to the most important relevant bibliography).
  • How you propose to conduct the research.
  • What background in the subject you already have and any skills you will need to develop further (eg language training).

In order to see whether your proposal falls within our areas of expertise, please see our research and staff pages.

We strongly advise applicants to contact the Director of Postgraduate Studies, Dr Zahra Newby (z dot l dot newby at warwick dot ac dot uk), in the first instance. This is particularly important if you are planning to apply for funding. Please also send directly to the Director of Graduate Studies any copies of applications made using the postgraduate applications online form or a CV, outline of research interests, and, if possible, copies of relevant academic transcripts. This will enable us to evaluate your application promptly, and to direct research students to the most appropriate potential supervisor.