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Campus Life

Our campus is home to students and staff from many different backgrounds and from countries all over the world. Students enrolling on the full time MSc with WMG are based right in the centre of this beautiful environment with access to all the facilities the university has to offer.

The University of Warwick is very conveniently located in the centre of England. We are just three miles from the centre of Coventry; which is a city of around 350,000 people.

Coventry is a historic city, and many of our students choose to make their home in Coventry. Did you know that Coventry has two cathedrals? The city has both an old and a new cathedral.

Coventry, which was built up around motor manufacture and engineering, has recently been named as the UK’s City of Culture for 2021, so there are plenty of exciting developments and events happening within the city right now.

London is only a one hour train journey from Coventry stations; and the centre of Birmingham is just 20 minutes away by train. This makes exploring either of these fantastic cities really easy to do at the weekend or in your free-time. Birmingham International Airport is a 20-minute drive from campus, meaning that you can easily access a range of global cities.

Surrounding area

The University is only a few miles from the lovely towns of Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. The town of Warwick is famous for its medieval castle (which dates back 11 centuries), and the beautiful town of Stratford-upon-Avon is well-known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Whilst you are at University with us, why not catch a performance of one of Shakespeare's plays performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Lakeside residencesAccommodation

The University has an extensive range of on-campus accommodation including flats and halls of residence with fast internet access included in the price.

Many Master's students chose to live off-campus in Coventry, with shared houses in the Earlsdon and Chapelfields areas being particularly convenient and popular with students. Additionally, the city centre of Coventry boasts a number of students accommodation blocks, where you will have a private room. Some students opt to live in towns surrounding the University; including Kenilworth and Leamington. Wherever you choose to live, the region benefits from good bus connections to the university.

Learning GridLearning Grid and PG Hub

Just a short walk from WMG, the Learning Grid is located in University House. This unique facility is open 24 hours a day and has a wide range of work areas, rooms and equipment. Housed in Senate House, which is on the centre of campus, the PG Hub is designed specifically to meet the needs of Postgraduate Students. Both are great resources for group working and networking.

Learning Grid


With over one million printed titles and providing online access to over 16,000 journals and e-books, the University of Warwick library offers outstanding resources. As well as quiet and silent study areas, the library has group study areas and presentation rooms. WMG has dedicated library support and regular training sessions are given to new students.


Warwick has an award winning 720 acre landscaped campus with four lakes and two woodland areas. If you love nature and the great outdoors, our campus has countless hidden gems for you to discover; why not take a stroll around our tranquil lakes. It is a self-contained campus just 20 minutes from the centre of Coventry City and on the border of the county Warwickshire. With fantastic facilities and excellent access to local towns, cities and countryside, it provides an attractive, safe and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Warwick Arts Centre productionEntertainment

Warwick Arts Centre is one of the UK’s largest multi-artform venues is right here on campus, bringing the best in theatre, comedy, dance and music to your door. Warwick Arts Centre houses a cinema, two theatres, a concert hall and music centre with practice rooms. Plans to extend Warwick Arts Centre mean it’s going to be even bigger and better by 2020, with three new digital auditoria alongside two theatres, a concert hall and art gallery.

Sports Centre climbingSports

Warwick has outstanding sports facilities including: 60 acres of pitches and a 400-metre Mondo running track. 40 ropelines at the Bear Rock climbing wall and a state-of-the-art tennis centre. A swimming pool, squash courts, three indoor sports halls, gym and aerobics studio.We provide you with every opportunity to exercise, try something new or compete in your sport.

su_eveningStudents' Union

The heart of the social scene, with bars and ood/coffee outlets, the Union also has its own newspaper and radio station as well as over 250 societies to choose from. Warwick's international community welcome students from over 140 different countries and organises a wide range of high-profile student led social events, summits and conferences. The Student's Union provides entertainment including club nights, live music, and comedy.

International studentsStudent Support and Support for International Students

At Warwick, we pay a lot of attention to student welfare and have excellent support in place for any student who may be struggling away from home. Support for International students is also on hand from the Office for Global Engagement through the Student Experience Team who can help with immigration and visa advice.