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4-Week Postgraduate Orientation Programme | Face-to-Face

4-week Postgraduate Orientation Programme

On-Campus Delivery

The 4-week Postgraduate Orientation Programme will introduce you to the academic culture at the University of Warwick, as well as within your discipline area, providing you with the opportunity to develop and refine the academic language and literacy skills you will need to be successful in studying at postgraduate level in English.

This course is for students who are going onto either taught postgraduate programmes or a research degree at the University of Warwick, and who have not previously studied in the UK. The Postgraduate Orientation Programme is designed to help students to become more confident to face the demands of postgraduate study at Warwick. The academics who have designed and will deliver this course have many years of experience in supporting students in developing these skills and preparing them for this level of study in the UK.

This course is not suitable to be used in place of an English language test to meet offer conditions – the course is only available to students who have already met the English language conditions of their main course offer. If you are looking for a Pre-sessional English course to meet your English conditions, please see our Pre-sessional English course options.

Key Information

Mode of Study: Full-time

Delivery Mode: Face-to-Face (in-person)

Duration: 4 weeks

Course Dates: 27 August - 20 September 2024

Cost: £2140

This is a new course for 2024 and places will be limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Course Overview

This 4-week full time programme provides an excellent orientation to study and life at Warwick.
During the course, you will become familiar with the academic culture, conventions and expectations of being a postgraduate student at the University. The course will enable you to study effectively in your chosen academic field, whilst building your confidence in studying at this level in English.
You will develop the academic skills and attributes expected at postgraduate level at the University of Warwick such as:
  • confidence in communicating and contributing effectively within your academic field
  • effective preparation for and participation in seminars
  • your presentation, team and independent working skills
  • your critical thinking and analytical skills
  • your ability to analyse and evaluate within your discipline
  • your understanding of and ability to apply the principles of academic integrity through referencing and citation, including the appropriate use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Throughout the course, you will also become more familiar with Warwick’s services, systems and processes, meaning that you feel more confident in navigating life at the University and can focus on your academic studies once your main postgraduate programme commences.