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Departments' authorisation policies

If your department is listed below
  • Authorisation required: please reply to the email acknowledgement you receive after completing the request form, copying in the person/people listed for your department and asking them to reply all with their authorisation.
  • No authorisation required: you do not need to do anything beyond submitting your request, at this stage.
  • If you require a signature for an Unusual Options form, come to the IATL main office, Senate House, room 2.01
If your department is not listed below

Please reply to the email acknowledgement you receive after completing the request form, copying in your Personal Tutor OR Director of Undergraduate Studies OR Departmental Administrator (as seems appropriate in your home department), and ask them to reply all with their authorisation.

Home department, school, centre, etc. Authorisation required to take an IATL module? Who to approach for authorisation
Applied Linguistics No -
Chemistry Yes - an appropriate module may be taken in Year 2 (as an overload), or in Year 3 or Year 4 (either as an overload or as a replacement for a Chemistry option) subject to permission from Personal Tutor and Director of Undergraduate Studies.

An unusual option form must be completed, signed and returned to chem-undergraduate@warwick.ac.uk by the end of Week 3 of Term 1. Please see the Chemistry UG Handbook Chapter 4.6 for more details.

Economics No. Economics students may take a maximum of 15 CATS of IATL modules over their 2nd and final years combined from an approved list of modules.  
English and Comparative Literary Studies Yes. Students to contact Personal Tutor for permission.  
EPP Yes epp@warwick.ac.uk
Film & TV Studies No -
GSD

Yes. See guidance on External Module Approval in the GSD Handbook (under 'Your Modules and Timetable') and submit a 'GDS external module request form'.

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History No, but final year students are not permitted to take IATL modules -
Law No, but students doing Law with Humanities or Law with Social Studies cannot take IATL modules  
Liberal Arts No -
Life Sciences No. Final year students can take one IATL module as part of their 120 CAT module choices - if you request a second one, this has to be an overCAT. Second year students are only permitted to choose an IATL module as an overCAT. Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Dr Daniel Franklin (Daniel dot Franklin at warwick dot ac dot uk)
Mathematics, Statistics , MORSE

No, but an unusual option form should be submitted.

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Politics and International Studies Yes.

Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Dr Chris Rogers (PAIS dot DUGS at warwick dot ac dot uk)

Philosophy No

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PPE

Yes.

ppeoffice@warwick.ac.uk
PPL

Yes

ppl@warwick.ac.uk 
Physics

No, but an unusual option form should be submitted

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Theatre and Performance Studies No -
Warwick Business School Yes. You will need to apply to IATL using the online form AND also complete an Unusual Options form in WBS. The Unusual Options form will need signing by your Course Director and returning to the Undergraduate Office. WBS Undergraduate Office – room 0.003, (undergraduate at wbs dot ac dot uk)
Warwick Medical School - BSc Health and Medical sciences course No

Students in Year 2 are permitted to select one 15 CAT module per term : authorisation not required.