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About the Department

The University of Warwick has a long history of delivering academic programmes that prepare students for their future undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the UK.

Warwick Foundation Studies (WFS) plays an important role in this journey for students. Our mission is to develop and deliver programmes that provide students with an insight into university study or that effectively enable them to transition to a substantive degree programme at the University of Warwick.

As the newest academic department of the university, sitting within the Faculty of Social Science, the department has set a bold mission to provide world-leading educational programmes that prepare students for their future success. This mission reflects the existing strength of the Warwick IFP, Pre-sessional English and In-sessional English provision and Summer School courses, but also the department's ambitions to design, develop and deliver new preparatory programmes for foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students - both independently and in collaboration with other departments and external clients.

Warwick Foundation Studies hosts more than 1,000 students each year, and we are home to more than 40 members of academic and professional services staff. Academic colleagues are responsible for delivering a wide range of academic modules, providing disciplinary expertise across a number of subject areas and levels of study, with staff drawn from diverse academic backgrounds, both research and teaching, and across the higher and further education sectors. Our in-house professional services team ensures a comprehensive service for our students and clients - from enquiry through to enrolment and course progression.

How to find us

The department is located within the New Education and Graduate Studies Building on the Westwood Campus.

For full directions, please see the University's Interactive Campus Map or its 'Visiting Us' pages.

Contact us

  • +44 (0)2476 575780
  • WFS at warwick dot ac dot uk