Before you arrive
-- Useful Information --
- Accept your Offer and Clear your Conditions
Accepting your offer gives us a clear indication that you intend to start your studies at WMG in October 2022. If you need a visa to study in the UK, it is a requirement that you accept the offer before we can issue you with a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Study). Please also ensure you clear any outstanding conditions - ask us if you are unsure.
- Apply for Accommodation
Warwick offers postgraduate students on-campus and off-campus rooms, as well as family accommodation. When applications for accommodation open, you'll be able to submit via the Warwick Accomodation website. You must have an offer of a place on our courses before you can apply for accommodation and you will only be allocated accommodation once your offer is unconditional.
We would strongly advise you to apply through our accommodation office rather than private landlords. Please seek advice from our Student Union if renting a private property.
- Fee Payment
Tuition fees for 2022 entry
Tuition and accommodation fees are not due until the start of term. However, you can, if you wish, make payments earlier. This may be useful for students who need to apply for a UK visa.
- Reading Lists
We do not have pre-enrolment reading lists, however writing coherent, persuasive arguments and demonstrating critical analysis is a key skill that you will need to master. The book ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ by Stella Cottrell is a good resource to help develop these skills, and we would recommend it if you want to do some background reading before the course starts.
- Start Thinking about your MSc Project
The MSc project is a significant element of your course, so it can be really valuable to do some advanced planning and thinking about the topic you'd like to focus on for your dissertation. This must be relevant to your course of study, but more than that, is also presents a great opportunity to hone your expertise on a topic of your interest and the direction in which you'd like to puruse your career. Think about where you want to be in five years, what sort of jobs would help you to get there and what project would help you in that journey. Any background reading and research that helps you form a clearer understanding of potential project areas would be helpful to you while you are waiting for the start of the course.
- Prepare for Success
Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students who are getting ready to come to the UK for study in further or higher education. It contains learning resources which are activity-based to help you find out about different aspects of academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective study.
- Social Media
Many of you will already be familiar with our WMG Masters Facebook group and our annual offer holder groups (2021 offer holder group), but if you are not already part of this community, please join! The course admin team, and other WMG staff members, will post important messages and reminders on Facebook to support the email communication, and you can, of course, post questions on the wall for the team (or your course colleagues) to answer. If your Facebook profile name is different to the name you have given us, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who you are when you request to join the group.
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