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Application checklist

Qualifications | Apply | What happens next | Visa | Defer


1. Check that you have what you need to make your application:

What qualifications do I need?

Applicants should normally possess a degree of at least a second class honours standard or the equivalent in an Engineering or related subject from a recognised University.

Q. How do I know if my qualification grade is equivalent?

A. Overseas Qualifications: UK Equivalent Scores Stated equivalents are neither absolute nor complete. Satisfying the grade requirement of your course is only one aspect of the application and does not guarantee admission.

What entry requirements does the University set?

In order to study at the University of Warwick, you need to hold an unconditional offer. All applicants must satisfy the general postgraduate admissions requirements and also those of the course which they wish to pursue.

  • At least a second class (2:ii) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.
  • English Language Qualifications: If your first language is not English you will be expected to obtain one of the following recognised English Language qualifications:
    • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with no component less than 6.0.
    • Cambridge Advanced C1 (CAE): Overall score of 180 with no component below 170 - In order to verify the Cambridge Advanced (or CAE) online, applicants need to supply their "secret number".
    • Cambridge Proficiency C2 (CPE): Overall score of 180, with no component below 170.
    • Pearson Academic (PTE): Overall score of 62, with all components at 51+.
    • TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 92, with minimum components; Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21.
    • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT C1: Score: Pass overall, a minimum score of 33/50 in each component.
    • Trinity ISE II - Score: Distinction, Distinction, Merit, Merit in four components.

    • Trinity ISE III - Score: Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass in four components.

    • Trinity ISE IV - Score: Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass in four components.

    • Duolingo: Overall score 119, with no component less than 90.

In addition to your academic qualifications and experience, there is an expectation that you are proficient in mathematics and we reserve the right to request that you undertake a short online test assessment. Course Selectors will look for evidence of your interest in the course you are proposing to study and your understanding of the demands of postgraduate work.

2. Apply

Application dates and deadlines for September/October 2021 entry:

12th October 2020: Applications open

31st July 2021: Applications close

Application assessment fee

Before you can submit your application to us, you will be required to pay an application assessment fee of £60. We aim to provide applicants with a decision as soon as possible after their application. We therefore begin processing applications immediately upon receipt of the application assessment fee. For this reason the application assessment fee is non-refundable. Other cancellation rights that applicants have are not affected. For payment details please contact Postgraduate Admissions

Application Form Course Details:
Department: School of Engineering
Course Type: Taught

The application process does not routinely include consideration for a scholarship unless otherwise stated in the scholarship advert. In most cases, you will need to hold an offer of admission before making a scholarship application.

What do I need to get started?

You will need an unconditional offer before you are able to enrol for your course. We ask you to provide all of the required supporting documents as a single PDF and upload them to your online application form so that the University can make an assessment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If your application is successful your offer will provide you with all of the instructions about how to provide documents to secure your unconditional offer. Once you have received an offer from the University you must officially accept your offer by following the instructions as directed on your offer letter.

What supporting documents should I provide after completing my application form?

Once you start your application the online system will inform you as to which supporting documents we require. The following information should help you prepare for your application.

  • Degree Certificate: An official certified document confirming your qualification.
  • Degree Transcripts: From your university-level study (current or completed) including translations if not in English. This document lists your modules and graded scores, if this is the final transcript please include the final classification/CGPA.
  • Academic References: Be sure to include an email address for your referee(s) as we will contact them for you. We typically ask for one academic reference for postgraduate taught courses. Please refer to our guide for providing academic references.
  • Maths statement: A brief statement written by you that confirms that you understand the level of mathematics required for this course. We ask that you look at the problems shown on the link for the prescribed mathematical concepts and see if you can do them. All applicants will be expected to know the prescribed mathematical concepts and the onus is on the individual to ensure that they understand the required material. In order to cope easily with the course, we are looking for competence in the majority of mathematics that is taught in the first and second year of an undergraduate Engineering or Physics course.
  • English Language Test Certificate: All tests must have been taken within two years of the start date of your course at Warwick. Please see the English Language Requirements page for further details. (Engineering are Band A).

International applicants:

3. What happens next?

Once all this information is provided, a decision is normally made on Taught applications within 4 - 6 weeks of receipt. Decisions on admission are made by Course Selectors from the School of Engineering. However, the official decision will be communicated to you by the Postgraduate Admissions team.

The decision sent to you will normally be one of the following:

  • An unconditional offer, which means you have satisfied all the academic conditions required before entry and we are offering you a place;
  • A conditional offer, which means you do not yet satisfy the academic conditions required before entry, but you are likely to do so. The conditions are given in the formal offer from Postgraduate Admissions and may include tests such as English language scores, degree results or satisfactory references.
  • We are unable to offer you a place at this time.

In the case of a conditional offer being made, original (or attested copies of) documentation confirming all of the information you provided at application must be made available to the University when requested.

Find out more about what happens after you’ve applied, including information on how to check the status of your application or update your details using the application portal.

4. Applying for your visa

The UK's immigration rules for students have changed very recently, please do keep checking for any updated advice and feel free to contact the University's Immigration Service if you are at all unsure of the requirements.

5. Deferrals

Applicants who have received an offer of a place at the University may request that the offer be deferred to the intake after the one they were originally offered admission to.

Such requests will only be considered by certain Course Selectors, and applicants should not presume that an offer of admission for one intake guarantees an offer for a future intake. The decision of the Course Selector is final.

Email with your request. Remember to provide your Warwick ID number in your request along with an explanation for needing it.

NOTE: Deferrals are permitted only once per application and should be submitted before your current offer expires.

If you have a question that is not covered here:

Contact the School of Engineering at