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How to apply for postgraduate study

The postgraduate application and admissions process at Warwick is split into seven stages:

  1. Choose your course
  2. Check the entry requirements
  3. Complete the online application form
  4. Pay the application assessment fee (for taught courses only)
  5. Follow any instructions emailed to you
  6. We'll consider your application
  7. A decision will be communicated to you via email

1. Choose your course

Take a look at the available courses, come to an Open Day or contact the Director of Graduate Studies in your chosen subject directly. You can apply for as many courses as you wish. However, if you are successful for more than one application you can only accept one full-time course.

2. Check the entry requirements

Consider whether you are able to meet the entry requirements for the course. This includes academic requirements (such as qualifications or previous experience) and English language ability.

All courses in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures are assigned to English Language Test Band B and require an overall IELTS score of 7.0. If you have not taken an IELTS test, please check the English Language tests approved by the University.

3. Complete the application form

Complete the online postgraduate application form. Read the guidance on how to apply, particularly the research degree application checklist.

4. Pay the application assessment fee

The fee only applies to taught courses. The current fee is £55 for an online application and £80 for a paper submission. There are no fees for research-only programme applications.

Please note the application assessment fee is non-refundable. Once you have submitted your application and paid the application assessment fee we will immediately start reviewing your application.

5. Deadlines

The deadline for applications for our taught postgraduate courses is the 5th August immediately preceding commencement of study.

6. Follow any instructions emailed to you

You will be asked to upload supporting documents. The documents requested and format may differ slightly, depending on the course you have applied for, but will typically include your:

  • Degree transcript
  • Academic references
  • English Language Test Certificate
  • Research proposal

7. We'll consider your application

Please note that decisions of admission are made by Course Selectors.

8. A decision will be communicated to you via email

All decisions will be communicated to you by the University's central Postgraduate Admissions Team.


For initial enquiries, contact the Director of Graduate Studies in your primary subject:

Dr Oliver Davis – French Studies and Translation Studies
O dot Davis at warwick dot ac dot uk

Dr Christine Achinger – German Studies
pggerman at warwick dot ac dot uk

Dr Tom Whittaker – Hispanic Studies
T dot Whittaker at warwick dot ac dot uk

Professor David Lines – Italian
D dot A dot Lines at warwick dot acuk

For general information and enquiries about submitted applications, contact the Postgraduate Admissions Team
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 4585

Application deadlines

If you are an international applicant you must submit your application by 31 July for courses starting in September.

If you are a UK or EU applicant there are no deadlines for applications to postgraduate taught courses.

Some departments have earlier deadlines. Check the information in the Application Fact File for the individual postgraduate taught course (in the full A-Z list of taught courses).