MSc Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Business Management: candidates must have obtained at least a second class honours degree, or an equivalent qualification, in Life Sciences, Engineering or Business Studies (students from an engineering or business background must be a high class student and demonstrate an interest in biological science).
MSc Medical Biotechnology and Business Management: candidates must have obtained at least a second class honours degree, or an equivalent qualification, in Life Sciences or Business Studies (students with a business background must be a high class student and demonstrate an interest in biological science).
MSc Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate, MSc Food Security and MSc Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century: candidates must have obtained at least a second class honours degree, or an equivalent qualification, in a scientific or another appropriate discipline.
Candidates with an HND (or equivalent) with two or more years relevant post qualification experience will also be considered, as will candidates with good honours degrees in other disciplines who can show proof of satisfactory numeracy and a strong interest in science.
The University requires evidence that your English Language capability is of a level that will enable you to succeed on your chosen course of postgraduate study.
English Language requirements are based on the following minimum standards:
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 6.5 (with no component score below 6.0)
- PTE (Academic) with a minimum score of 62
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 92 in the internet-based test (iBT).
However, candidates who have obtained at least IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) may be given conditional offers dependent on further English attainments at the discretion of the University.
Candidates who have undertaken two or more academic years of study in higher education on courses taught and assessed in English may be considered for exemption from these requirements at the discretion of the University.
For full information on IELTS, please visit IELTS.org
British Council English exam centres offer IELTS tests worldwide, up to 4 times a month.
The Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL) provides Pre-sessional English courses which are open to students holding an offer from a University of Warwick department and who are required/recommended by the department to attend the course for 5 or 10 weeks. Even if you have achieved 6.5 in IELTS you will find the course of benefit. It will develop your language skills for academic purposes, your study skills and will give you a good basis for study at Warwick.
Past students who have attended this course settle down to their MSc studies quicker and find the transition to studying in the UK easier.
If you need any further information please contact:
Centre for Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 4315 or +44 (0)24 7657 2845
Specialised English language support classes are held in Life Sciences. In addition, students are allocated mentors. These are PhD students or Postdoctoral Fellows within Life Sciences who provide extra academic support.