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-- 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 2020. If you need a Tier 4 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.

> More information about how to accept your offer

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.

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.

> More information about accommodation and how to apply

Fee Payment

Tuition fees for 2020 entry

International: £27,160
UK/EU: £14,820

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.

> More information about how to pay fees

Reading Lists

We do not have course specific reading lists, however writing coherent, persuasive arguments and demonstrating critical analysis is a key skill that you will develop through the year, but is something that some students take a while to grasp. 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, for most courses, half of the degree (except students on CSE and HOM), so thinking now about potential subject areas is time well spent. The topic of your project must be relevant to the course that you are registered for and will be your ‘unique selling point’ when applying for jobs after the course. 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 Facebook 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 to let us know who you are when you request to join the group.

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