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Information for our Offer Holders

Congratulations to you on receiving an offer to study at Warwick

This page contains information for applicants who have received an offer, or who have been recommended by the Department to receive an offer, to study for any of the Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics (MathStat) or MORSE degrees at Warwick.

Your decision

Deciding on your Firm and Insurance choices is a very important decision. Below is information which may help you decide. Also, you may take a look at our Admissions FAQs Link opens in a new windowif you have any questions about the process. Please email the Department of Statistics if you have any further questions.

The course structure and information about modules

Studying in one of our degree courses means following your passion for mathematical sciences and combining it with modern applications. An overview of our courses can be found at our Undergraduate pages and the departmental pages for the Data Science, MathStat, and MORSE degrees. Alternatively, this information is included in the online version of our Undergraduate Brochure. Very detailed course guides for our degrees with links to module descriptions can be found on our course handbook pages. Operationally, teaching in 2022/23 will follow the pre-pandemic model, with in-person lectures at the core of the student experience. Students joining in 2023 will benefit from a recently updated curriculum, which has been developed by the department to respond to the latest developments in this modern field.

Research at the Department of Statistics

Warwick Statistics is internationally renowned for wide-ranging and cutting-edge research with applications and impact in many areas in sciences, social sciences, medicine, engineering, management science, finance and commerce. Undergraduate students benefit from this in a number of ways:

Warwick Statistics is rated 14th in the most recent QS World University RankingsLink opens in a new window. In the most recent national research assessment REF 2021Link opens in a new window, the Warwick Departments of Mathematics and Statistics rank third nationally among Mathematical Sciences research groups for research power and sixth for research quality (Times Higher Education)Link opens in a new window: see details on our website. Information about our full range of research activities and links to research initiatives can be found at our research webpages.


Some information about possible careers can be found in our Undergraduate Brochure and on our Graduates in Demand page. At our Offer-Holder Visit Days, a manned stand of the Warwick Student Careers will be there for you to engage in discussions about potential career paths after graduation and about the stepping stones such as internships.

TMUA, STEP, AEA and our Entrance Prizes

Mathematics at university is more complex and more rigorous than mathematics at school. We recommend that you get a taste of this by obtaining more practice in mathematical problem solving. An excellent way to do so is to prepare for TMUA, STEP, or AEA in Mathematics. Any time that you spend preparing for such papers will help you with the transition to university-level mathematics. At the same time, after having practiced these harder questions, you should feel even more confident in answering standard A-level questions, thereby boosting your A-level performance. More about the motivation and practicalities regarding and about our prize for an outstanding result can be found on our Admissions test pageLink opens in a new window.

Departmental Offer-Holder Open Days at Warwick Statistics

Offer-Holder Open Days for 2023 entrants will be held on 9th January 2023 (for early applicants) and 20th and 21st March 2023. These days are designed to give you a better idea of the range of possible "real world" applications of modern mathematics, and an insight into what our students and their lecturers/professors actually do. It will also include a talk by a lecturer based on some recent A-level and STEP-paper questions. (We do strongly encourage offer holder to take STEP papers if at all possible: see below.) There will be various opportunities to meet members of staff, to ask questions about courses and campus life, and to talk to students who are already here.

These departmental events are for our offer-holders only. Our aim is to provide a memorable day of activity to inspire you, as well as helping you to decide whether Warwick Statistics is the best place for your degree course. Our students are extremely important to the life of the department; if you do come to study here, we want you to be sure your choice was the right one for you.

Preliminary programme of the March* Offer-Holder Open Days

  • 10:00-11:00 Welcome coffee and registration (with the opportunity to speak to some academics about the courses)
  • 11:00-11:50 Talk "Risk and Predictability — Where Might Modern Mathematics Take Me?" and opportunity for questions
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch, with stands giving information about
    • Careers
    • Student funding
    • The student experience
  • 13:00-13:45 Talk "How to solve it? Examples from STEP and A-level papers" and opportunity for questions
Groups A Groups B
  • 14:00-14:45 Campus tour led by current students
  • 14:00-14:45 Small group meetings with lecturers
  • 14:45-15:30 Small group meetings with lecturers
  • 14:45-15:30 Campus tour led by current students
  • from 15:30 tea and coffee, and more information

(Activities for parents/guardians will also be arranged in the afternoon while students attend the "How to solve it? Examples from STEP and A-level papers" talk and the Small group meetings).

Please note that the primary purpose of the Campus Tour is to give Offer-Holders the opportunity to meet our current students and to ask them questions in an informal setting. The department's Offer-Holder days are not official University Open Days, and consequently, there will be no opportunity to see, for example, student accommodation.

* The January Offer-Holder Open Days will not follow exactly this schedule, but a similar range of activities will be included.

Directions for public transport

The Offer-Holder Visit Day events take place in the Mathematical Sciences Building shown on this map. The University is located adjacent to Coventry (note, that it is not in the town of Warwick). For directions, campus maps and related information please consult the Visiting the University page or the University's Travel Directions page for detailed information and links.

In particular, you can arrive by train or coach. Here is a list of nearby train stations (including Coventry and Leamington Spa as well as others) and information on bus services connecting them to campus. It is possible to take a National Express to either Coventry or Leamington Spa and continue with local buses from there.

Car parking

Directions to all Car Parks are available from the University's car park website. This section will be updated with further information in March.