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Coronavirus Guidance

As an offer holder in the current world-wide pandemic we know that you have many vital questions reading your future study here at Warwick. Please rest assured that we are working extremely hard to plan for the 2020/21 academic year and make sure our teaching standards and student care provision are not negatively impacted in these unprecedented times.

Given the general uncertainty and swift moving nature of government guidelines, detailed answers to all your questions are not possible at this stage. Once the University reaches its decision with regards to the next academic year (and the format of Term 1 in particular), and we have had time to translate its consequences for SLS provision, we will contact you directly. As answers become clear we will also up-date this page, so please do check back.

You can find general university guidance for prospective students at https://warwick.ac.uk/insite/coronavirus/future-students/ , including answers to English language test queries. Our Immigration & Compliance team have also provides FAQs for new students.

Please do get in touch if you have any concerns regarding your study next year - msc.lifesciences@warwick.ac.uk 

Latest Update 12/6/20

School of Life Sciences PGT courses in the 20/21 academic year

The School of Life Sciences will open for teaching on campus on the 5th October, ready to run what we intend will be a standard academic year. In order to ensure excellent academic provision, and depending on government guidelines at the time, we will be delivering a flexible, blended form of teaching. This will make maximal use of our space on campus to run face-to-face, small group teaching.

Lectures for large groups of students will be delivered online and will be freshly redesigned for this format. Modules will include small group work and interactive sessions. This will enable you to benefit from participation with others on your degree and the lecturers. Whilst this change has come from needing to respond to the pandemic, we see it as improving our teaching to meet the diverse ways our students like to learn.

We have designed this coming academic year to be flexible, so that your safety on campus is ensured and you are able to have the excellent university experience that we offer in the School of Life Sciences. If you are unable to come to campus, for example due to ill health, we will support you to join in with activities remotely, and support you with your return to campus when you are able to do so.

FAQs

Will the course be online in October?
We aim to start the academic year as planned for all MSc programmes. We will be delivering a flexible, blended form of teaching. This will make maximal use of our space on campus to run face-to-face, small group teaching. Lectures for large groups of students will be delivered online and will be freshly redesigned for this format.

What are SLS planning for online teaching?

For our students currently enrolled we have provided a full programme of recorded and live streamed lectures. Teaching, guidance and team working has proceeded as normal with lecturers, tutors, mentors and fellow students via various VoIP systems. We will continue to provide a mixed mode of delivery for our new cohorts, including face to face sessions, although these may be in small groups, and live-stream lectures. All students will have a tutor and they are able to meet and support students via online technology. Group work and student led seminars will be conducted both at the university and remotely, and these will be blended with access to staff where required.

Will we get a discount on fees if it’s online?

There is currently no provision for a discount in fees.

If it’s online for part of the year will accommodation arrangements be different?

For all accommodation queries we suggest you refer to Warwick Accommodation.

Will there be a delayed start in January instead of October?

Our current aim to start the academic year as planned for all MSc programmes.