Please carefully read the information below about entry requirements and supporting documentation before you apply to ensure your application has the best chance for success.
- Second class honours degree (2.2) or equivalent. Your undergraduate degree should come from a recognised institution and all subjects are considered. Warwick's Office for Global Engagement provides guidelines for how overseas qualifications equate to British ones. This guidance is for information only and all applications and transcripts are considered on a case-by-case basis. However, this page will give you an idea of where your degree falls on the British scale. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria or have questions about your eligibility, please contact us on educationpostgrad at warwick dot ac dot uk
- One academic reference. When you apply, you will need to supply your referee’s contact details, and we will request a reference from them directly. If you graduated more than two years ago, you may supply a professional referee instead if you are no longer in touch with your undergraduate tutors. Although we normally require only one strong reference, you are encouraged to supply details for two referees to ensure we receive a strong reference in good time.
- A Personal Statement. This should include:
Your motivation behind applying for this specific degree--why this MA?
How your educational background has prepared you for postgraduate study in this subject area.
How obtaining this degree will fit into your future plans--what do you hope to get from studying on this course, and what are your expectations?
- English language proficiency. Non-native speakers of English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 and no component below 6.0, or equivalent score on another acceptable test (see Admissions for more information). Education Studies is considered a Band A department when considering accepted English language proficiency test scores. If your previous education was undertaken in the UK or another English speaking country, you may be exempt from this requirement. You can see other English Language proficiency tests here
- From entry in October 2021 we will be increasing our English Language requirement to be band B.
- You can find out more about our Pre-Sessional English Course provided by Applied Linguistics
In order to fulfil the above requirements, you must supply the following documents with your application:
- Transcripts and Degree certificate from Undergraduate Study. You can upload electronic versions of your transcript and certificate. If you are made an offer you must also forward original or certified copies of your transcript (official documents setting out details of subjects studied and grades obtained) and degree certificate, to Postgraduate Admissions (address below). If your official transcript is not in English, then an official certified translation should also be provided. Alternatively, you could post your degree transcript to one of our Overseas Contacts
- References. If you apply online and provide e-mail addresses for your referees, they will receive a link to an online form that allows them to submit a reference electronically. Referees can send references directly to the Admissions Team, but hard copy references must be on the headed paper of their institution and bear the referee's original signature.
- Statement of purpose. Your statement can be typed directly onto the application form or attached as a separate document.
- Certificates of English language qualifications. Non-native speakers should forward original or certified copies of English language certificates to Postgraduate Admissions. Please note that the certificates must be dated within two years of your start date. If you have not yet taken your IELTS, it is possible to submit the rest of your application materials first and list the date on which your English test is scheduled, with a view to submitting your language certificate later. Non-native speakers who have been educated in an English speaking country within two years do not normally need to submit an English certificate.
- Those applying to part time study may be eligible to apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL). This may apply to you if you have studied at postgraduate level in the last five years (including PGCE), and covered the same topics as will be covered in modules available on the programme you have applied for.
- If you think you may be eligible, please email educationpostgrad at warwick dot ac dot uk
- All RPL applications are considered on a case by case basis by the Course Director and centrally within our Student Records Department.
- Students who's PGCE is from Warwick University and are interested in the MA Educational Innovation can find more information on RPL here
How to apply
Applications for MA programmes should be made directly to the University. The application deadline for Overseas students is 31 July. While there is no deadline for Home/EU students, we strongly reccommend that you also submit your application by 31 July as well.
All applications should submitted using the online application form. If you have any queries about the application process, please contact the central admissions office
Student Admissions Office
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 8UW
Telephone: 44(0)24 7652 4585
Fax: 44(0)24 7652 4586