Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Offer holders


Welcome to postgraduate study in Global Sustainable Development

"Thank you so much for applying to Warwick and we are very much looking forward to having you join us in September. These are exciting new programmes and we are eagerly anticipating your arrival and to welcome you as part of our community of change-makers! We understand that undertaking graduate studies will be one of the most important decisions you will have made, and we are committed to making this a positive and transformative experience. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you further before you arrive. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!"

Dr Mandy Sadan | Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes

"We are looking forward to welcoming you to our exciting PhD programme and our growing research community in Global Sustainable Development at Warwick. We hope to work with you to address issues of global challenges, to engage with transdisciplinary debates and to produce new knowledge about our world and societies in times of crisis. "

Dr Xioadong Lin 林曉東 博士 | Director of Graduate Studies (Research)

"Very well done on receiving an offer of a place on our brand new postgraduate programmes. I hope that your preparations for joining us are going well and that you are looking forward to joining our GSD community. We will do our very best to support you to flourish and achieve your goals. I will be able to help with administrative and practical arrangements along with our Postgraduate Coordinator and look forward to getting to know you all."

Heather Robson | Postgraduate Programmes' Manager

Next steps

Meeting your offer conditions

If you have received a conditional offer, your place can only be confirmed once you have demonstrated that you have satisfied all of the conditions. Your offer will clearly state any conditions you are required to satisfy. You can check your offer conditions in the applicant portal. Please see here for information on meeting the conditions of your offer.

If you have any questions relating to admissions and your application, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Team.

Applying for funding

Warwick offers a variety of postgraduate funding options for study at the University of Warwick.

MASc bursaries

The School for Cross-faculty Studies has been able to offer four bursaries for students commencing MASc study in Autumn 2021. The application deadline for these bursaries has now passed. We hope to offer further bursaries in future years.

Applying for accommodation

Postgraduate students either live on campus in our university accommodation or off-campus.

Warwick Accommodation can offer advice on all matters relating to accommodation for postgraduate students.

Welcome Week

In GSD, Welcome Week is compulsory for our MASc students and optional for our PhD students.

Getting to know us

Getting to know us (or getting back in touch, if you've already studied with us) is an important step in your transition to postgraduate study in our department:

Have your voice heard: Student-Staff Liaison Committee

Students registered on our Master's and MPhil/PhD degrees will have their own Postgraduate GSD Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC). The SSLC will meet regularly and provide a forum for discussion on the postgraduate provision.


Wellbeing Support Services

Your wellbeing is really important to us. We want you to feel safe, supported, and reassured as you become part of our postgraduate community. There will be a range of services available to help support you through your postgraduate experience through Warwick's Wellbeing Support Services. Following a short consultation, the Wellbeing Team will refer you to the most appropriate people for support. In addition, the team offers advice and support appointments on a wide range of issues.

Disability Services

We encourage you to declare any disability or learning difference early (you can do this the moment you apply) and contact the University's Disability Services in advance to discuss your support requirements to enable us to make reasonable adjustments for the duration of your studies.

Find out about Warwick's Disability Services.

Professional development support

Bodrun Nahar, Employability and Placement Manager

"My role is to support you in developing your professional skills throughout your study programme. This support will be tailored because we appreciate and acknowledge that our students will come from different backgrounds, different cultures, and different levels of experience. I will be offering one-to-one advice and guidance on any matters related to employability. You will also have access to employers that I will be building connections with. Additionally, a key part of my role is to support the MASc students who will be undertaking the capstone Workplace Project."

In addition to the support from our Employability and Placement Manager, the wider-university careers service will be available to you too. The University's Student Opportunity: Careers team offer personalised support to help you develop your skills, plan or develop your career path and get experience. You can access a variety of support services from Student Opportunity at any point during your time at Warwick and after graduation. For example, if you're looking to pursue a career in academia or hone your research skills, you will have the opportunity to get involved in the Masters Skills Programme, the Research Student Skills Programme, and the Transferable Skills Programme.

Getting ready for your studies

If you have an offer to study the MASc in Global Sustainable Development, we encourage you to look into optional modules for Term 2. Please see our Modules page for a list of some of the optional modules available to you in the School for Cross-faculty Studies and across the University. Please note, you do not need to do anything about choosing optional modules before Welcome Week.
You might also be interested in taking a look at the GSD Bookshelf and publications in the School for Cross-faculty Studies.






Student life

Contact us

Get in touch

If you'd like to get in touch with us, please send us an email: PGGSD at warwick dot ac dot uk.

We are also happy to put you in touch with one of our current undergraduate students if you would like to ask any questions about student life, or with other postgraduate offer holders. Please email us via the address above to request this.