Congratulations on receiving an offer for the MathSys programme! We hope that you will be joining us in September. In the meantime we have compiled some information which you may find useful.
I have received an offer for the course - what happens next?
Your offer for a place on the programme may be unconditional or it may still have conditions attached which need to be fulfilled before your offer is confirmed as unconditional. Your offer is issued by the the Postgraduate Admissions Service and once you are in receipt of an offer you will need to liaise with them regarding all aspects of the admissions process. Useful information and links can be found here.
In addition to your offer of a place on the MathSys programme you may have been offered a CDT studentship if you meet the eligibility and selection criteria. These can be located here. If this is the case, you will have received a separate letter from our Admissions Tutors setting out the details of the offer of funding and a timescale for acceptance of the offer.
I now hold an unconditional offer for the MathSys programme, what are the next steps?
The Postgraduate Admissions Service will send you communications via email and you will be able to access the offer-holders portal for further information. We also encourage you to read our Information for New Students.
Where can I find guidance on enrolment and practical information?
We would suggest you look at the University's Welcome pages in the first instance. Please note that the MathSys CDT Welcome Week programme, which will be emailed to you in September, takes precedence over the Welcome Week activities organised by the university.
Where can I find guidance on academic preparation for the MSc in Mathematics of Systems?
You will already have looked at the course structure prior to applying and may wish to revisit these pages in advance of starting on the programme. The mandatory taught core modules will not vary significantly from year to year. On each of the module pages you can access the module resources such as the syllabus, reading lists, and notes. You may wish to look at these resources if you would like to do some reading in advance of starting on the course. We will also contact you in the summer with some general background reading recommendations.
In term two, you will take optional modules and do not need to make these choices until several weeks after arriving on campus, by which time you will have had the opportunity of discussions with the MSc Coordinator and your personal tutor. The availability of optional modules varies from year to year so, although the current listing of optional modules is a good indicator of the types of module available, many are run by other departments and we cannot guarantee that they will be available every year.
What about other MathSys activities?
When do I need to arrive at the University?
Your course start date is listed in your offer, and is usually the Monday of the week before the academic year commences - also known as 'Welcome Week' or 'week zero'. We schedule a week of welcome and induction activities including events and sessions such as the Director's Welcome, a series of Introduction to Computing sessions, a chance to hear the graduating MSc year group's project presentations, and an introduction to some of our external partners.
Alongside events in MathSys, the university runs a selection of welcome events and you may wish to participate in the evening activities, except for on Friday when we will have our own student-organised welcome party! The full welcome week schedule will be finalised and emailed to you in September. In the meantime, you can get an idea of what's to come by looking at last year's Welcome Week and week one schedules here.
If I have questions about MathSys who can I contact?
In the first instance please address questions to the CDT Administrator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 024 765 26763. You can also contact our current students directly via their webpage details if you wish.
We hope that this information is helpful, and we look forward to welcoming you to Warwick!