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A message from our Director of Admissions

As the Director of Admissions and Director of Student Experience for Liberal Arts here at Warwick, I've been incredibly privileged to read your applications and I have been astounded with the breadth of experiences, passions, and achievements all of you will bring to us. Our offers are not the result of some formula; this is a highly personal process. I've read your personal statements, your references, and your transcripts. We thought about you as we developed new modules and adapted the exisiting ones. I thought about how you, with your unique skills and interests, might contribute to our perpetually-evolving understanding of Problem-Based Learning at Warwick. When we sent out your offer, we celebrated your success not just because we felt we had got to know you, but also because we are so excited to see everything that the application process couldn't reveal. But most of all, we're so thrilled because we know that you belong here.

Liberal Arts at Warwick is a small, close-knit group of faculty and students, and we know how important it is to ensure that we don't just accept students with high marks. Rather, our students represent the most ambitious, energetic, independent, and creative university entrants, eager to work collaboratively to continually reshape the programme for themselves and subsequent generations of Liberal Arts students. You will be the ambassadors of this degree--a degree that means so much to us, the Liberal Arts Department--and we have every confidence in your ability to make this experience something truly special for all of us.

I know that this can be a stressful time, especially as you weigh various course offers and try to imagine the routes your life can take. We want to encourage you to take risks, to dream big, and to make your decision out of hope and determination, not stress or anxiety. If you have any questions, big or small, or you just want to have a chat, please don't hesitate to drop me a message via email, Twitter, or Skype (gavinsl).

Welcome to the Liberal Arts at Warwick community; we can't wait to see you on campus in October."

Getting to know us

We’re closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure we're doing all we can to help you. As your health and wellbeing remain our top priority, we're continuing to review all of our work at Warwick in relation to COVID-19. We're sorry to announce that we can no longer offer visits to campus for the foreseeable future, including our Offer Holder Open Days.

So that you can still get a feel for what life is like as a Liberal Arts student at Warwick and ask us your questions, we're holding online live chats.

You can find out more about our live chats here.

If you'd like to get in touch with us at any point in time, please send an email to liberalarts at warwick dot ac dot uk and we'll be happy to help you.

What happens next?

1. Understand your offer

Make sure you take the time to understand all of the terms and conditions of your offer, and check that you are registered for the exams that you will require to meet these. Find out more about what your offer means here.

2. Respond to your offer

Once all the courses you have applied for have responded, you will be asked to make a decision about which course will be your firm offer, and UCAS will inform you of the deadline by which you need to respond with your choice. For more information about responding to your offer, please see here.

3. Apply for accommodation

Once you have responded to UCAS and placed Warwick as either your firm or insurance choice, you will be able to apply for accommodation. Warwick will notify you when accommodation applications for the 2020/2021 academic year open.

4. Results day 🎉

If you are holding a conditional offer with us and you have placed us as your firm choice, you will be guaranteed a place if you meet the conditions of your offer. For more information about receiving your results, please see here.

5. Welcome Week 2020

During Welcome Week (Saturday 26 September - Sunday 4 October), you'll be registering for modules, familiarising yourself with university life, and meeting new friends!

What might the next academic year look like?

"Following the communication issued directly to incoming and returning students on 19 May, we are planning to start our teaching as initially intended, with classes expected to start in the week of October 5 2020. This will be done through a blend of face-to-face and online learning, following an induction period for new students."

Hear from our current student blogger, Olamide, about the University's plans for the start of the next academic year.

Read the transcript for this video.
For more information on the next academic year, please see:

Our recommended readings

The books listed below are by no means compulsory reading and you are not required to buy these books before you begin the course. However, if you have the time to and you'd like to prepare for the course, we hope you enjoy our recommendations.

Book cover of Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics.

Doughnut Economics
Kate Raworth

Book cover of Tara Westover's Educated


Tara Westover

Please be aware that this book features extended and graphic descriptions of domestic violence.

Book cover of Essential Readings in Problem-based Learning

Essential Readings in Problem-based Learning
Edited by Andrew Elbert Walker, Heather Leary, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Peggy A. Ertmer

Getting ready for your first year

Core modules

It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the core Liberal Arts modules that you'll be studying in your first year.

Liberal Arts: Principles and Praxis
Art and Revolution
Science, Society, and the Media
Qualitative Methods for Undergraduate Research

Professional development certificates

You might also want to take a look at the professional development certificates which will be available to you in your first year.

Are we right for you?

Talk to our Director of Student Experience, Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper:

Via email: g dot e dot schwartz-leeper at warwick dot ac dot uk
Twitter: @gavinsl
Skype: gavinsl


Email: liberalarts at warwick dot ac dot uk

Facebook: Warwick Liberal Arts

Twitter: @WarwickLibArts

Current blogger

"My name is Olamide Ajisafe and I am a second-year Liberal Arts student. I hope you enjoy my posts and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in contact with me!"

Visit Olamide's blog