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Frequently Asked Questions

We will place here responses to any queries we receive about the programme.

Does the maximum length of words allowed for the research proposal eg 1,500 words, include references?

ANSWER: No, references are not included in the word count.

Where can I find out about other sources of funding at Warwick?

ANSWER: You can find out about funding at the following web site

As far as I understand, I would currently be required to pay overseas tuition fees, which are not covered by the stipend.

ANSWER: We will waive the difference between home and overseas tuition fees for successful applicants from the EU or overseas. Please also see the guidance:

Do I have to be based in the UK to undertake the PhD?

ANSWER: Yes, you will need to be based in UK.

Do I have to have English Language Certification before I can apply?

ANSWER: No. You can apply for the programme, and, if made an offer, this would be conditional upon the proof of your English language level via an accepted qualification. Further information can be found here: