If you have a question about applying for Postgraduate study at Warwick, you should check the section below as you may be able to find the information that you require. If you are not able to find the answer to your question, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Service using the enquiry form as we will be happy to assist.
- How do I apply?
- Can I save my application to complete it at a later date?
- I'm having difficulty completing the online application form, is there online support?
- I have accidentally cancelled my application, can you retrieve it for me?
- How do I apply for the Master of Business Administration (MBA)?
- How do I find a research supervisor?
- How can I log back into my application?
- I have forgotten my login details, what should I do?
- How long should my personal statement be if I am uploading it with my application?
- Can I change the information I entered in my application?
- I have submitted an application for a taught master’s programme in error, what should I do?
- I have submitted an application for research or a Postgraduate Award (PGA) in error, what should I do?
- I have changed my email address, can I update it?
- I accidently applied for the wrong course, what should I do?
- Can you send me a copy of my offer by post?
- What is the deadline for submitting documents?
- Can you work out my grade equivalency?
- Is there a January intake?
- When can I apply for the next academic year?
- How important is the Personal Statement?
- How do I upload documents to support my application?
- Which documents should I upload with my application?
- I am having problems uploading my documents
- Have you received my supporting documents?
- How can I send my supporting documents?
- What is an attested copy/attestation?
- How will I get my supporting documents back?
- Can I send you a scan of my supporting documents?
- Can I send you my supporting documents by email?
- What supporting documents should I send?
- Do I need to send anything else?
- Can I bring my documents to the University?
- My referee did not receive a reference request.
- Could you resend the reference link?
- What does my referee need to say?
- What is an acceptable reference?
- I graduated a number of years ago and can’t get an academic reference. What do I do?
- I would like to change my referee.
- Can my referee send it via email?
- Can I send the letter on my referee’s behalf?
- Only one reference is required for a taught master’s application, but there are two referee’s details sections on the application form, what should I do?
- I already have my references and do not want my referees to receive a reference request, what should I do?
- How much is the application assessment fee?
- How do I pay the application assessment fee?
- Can I pay the application assessment fee by other methods?
- Can I pay the application assessment fee by direct bank transfer?
- Can my employer/sponsor pay the application assessment fee for me?
- Have you received my application assessment fee payment?
- I have paid the application assessment fee more than once in error, can I have a refund?
- What are the English Language requirements?
- What is Pre-Sessional English? Am I eligible?
- Is my English Language Qualification valid?
- Can my English condition be waived?
- I studied my course in English, do I need to take an English language test?
- What is the deadline for meeting the English language requirements?
- How do I apply?
- What are the entry requirements for MBChB?
- I am currently taking A-levels- can I be considered?
- Is UKCAT required?
- Is there a UKCAT cut-off?
- Who do I contact if I have extenuating circumstances?
- Are places available through clearing?
- What qualifications do you accept?
- Are there any alternatives to UKCAT?
- Can I get feedback?
- Can I transfer onto the course?
- Can I apply for medicine at the University of Warwick if I was unable to complete my Medicine degree at a previous university?
Applying to Warwick
Once you have decided which course you would like to apply for, please visit the application portal at: https://postgrad.warwick.ac.uk/SWIFT.web/skins/pgapp/login.aspx. If this is your first application, you will need to select the link for new users which will take you to the registration page to create an account. Once set up, you can log in and begin completing a new application.
If you are having difficulty completing the online application form please visit the Postgraduate application form help pages here. Please use a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system and not an mobile device such as iPad, iPhone or MacBook, as unfortunately they are not compatible with our online application form. Please also ensure that you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your internet browser.
Your application can be saved at any point by selecting ‘Sign out and save’, which allows you to complete the application at a later date. If an application has not been completed or amended and saved within three months, it will automatically become void.
If you have clicked the ‘Cancel’ button when your application is open, you will have received a warning stating that all of your data will be lost. If you click the ‘OK’ button, your application will be deleted and cannot be retrieved.
There is a different application system for the MBA, which is administered by Warwick Business School via this link. If you require further information about the MBA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are submitting an application for research, please ensure that you have located a suitable supervisor for your intended area of study, before you submit your application. Further information can be found here. Please note that the Postgraduate Admissions Service is not permitted to locate a suitable research supervisor on your behalf.
You can log back into the application portal by returning to: https://postgrad.warwick.ac.uk/SWIFT.web/skins/pgapp/login.aspx. You will be able to see all of your applications and the status of each one. If you haven’t yet submitted the application, click on the link to open it to review and continue completing it. If you have submitted your application, you will no longer be able to open or change it. We will keep you updated by email about your application.
The application portal has a ‘forgotten your password’ link which will email you a new password. Please enter the password manually, as copying and pasting it can sometimes generate an error. If you do not receive the requested new password, this is because it is automatically sent to the email address you used to register an account and this will have contained an error. If this is the case, please register a new account with a different email address.
If you are entering your personal statement in the space provided on the Employment section of the application form, there is a character limit of 4500 (including spaces). If your personal statement is longer than this, please upload it via the clipboard icon on the same page, which has a file size limit of 2Mb.
If you haven’t yet submitted your application, you can log back into the application portal and amend the details. Once you have submitted your application and paid the application assessment fee, if applicable, you will need to contact the PG Admissions Team which is dealing with your application. Their contact details will be in your application acknowledgment email. If you haven’t received it, please contact email@example.com. If you have submitted your application, but not paid the application assessment fee, if applicable, you can submit a new application, as your first application will automatically expire after twenty working days of non-payment of the fee.
Please ignore the automated application assessment fee payment reminder emails you receive (do not pay the fee) and your submitted application will become void twenty working days after submitting it. Please submit a new application (you don’t have to wait until your submitted application becomes void). If you log back into your registration account, any new application you create will automatically contain most of the data you entered on your first form, so you won’t have to enter all of the information again. When you pay the application assessment fee, please ensure that you select the correct application.
As these applications do not incur an application assessment fee, your application will have been fully processed onto our system. Please refer to your application acknowledgement email and contact the PG Admissions Team which is dealing with your application. This information will be in your application acknowledgement email, which is sent within approximately 24 hours of submitting an application.
We cannot change the email address which is used for your login to the application portal. However all correspondence will be sent to the contact email addresses you provided in your application. If you haven’t yet submitted your application, you can change the email addresses in your application yourself. You can do this by logging into the application portal, clicking on your application to open it and editing your email addresses. If you have submitted your application, please contact the PG Admissions Team which are dealing with your application. Their contact details are contained in your application acknowledgment email, which is sent within approximately 24 hours of the application assessment fee payment, if applicable. If you haven’t your application acknowledgement email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t yet submitted your application, you can change the course you wish to apply for yourself. You can do this by logging into the application portal, clicking on your application to open it and then edit the course information section.
If you have already submitted your application and paid the application assessment fee, if applicable, please contact the PG Admissions Team which is dealing with your application in the first instance. The team’s contact details are contained in your application acknowledgment email. If you haven’t received this, please contact email@example.com. We will then be able to advise you how we can go about changing the course on your application. In some instances, we may need to withdraw your application and require you to complete a new one.
The offer emails we send out have The University of Warwick letter head at the top so that they can be printed out. If you need a hard copy of your offer for a scholarship application, please email the PG Admissions team which is dealing with your application and we will be able to arrange sending a stamped copy to you by post. Please note that hardcopies of offers are not required for Visa applications.
The deadline for submitting documents and meeting conditions will be stated at the top of your offer letter if you are successfully made an offer for the course which you have applied to. We advise all applicants meet all conditions as soon as they are able to. For international applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK, we advise that conditions are met no later than 4 weeks before the start of the course to allow enough time to receive a CAS and submit a visa application, and prepare to study at Warwick.
To update your email address please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Service via the enquiry form stating your Warwick ID/application number, full name, previous and new email address.
If you require further guidance regarding grade equivalencies, please visit the Office for Global Engagement’s web page. If you need further information, the Office for Global Engagement can be contacted via the Contact Us link at the bottom of the web page.
Admissions decisions are made based on complete applications and take into consideration a number of factors including qualifications currently being studied or already obtained, personal statement, references and level of English language. We therefore recommend that applicants submit an application and full supporting documents.
If you want to study a Postgraduate Taught course (MSc/MA/MRes), the start date is in the September or October of the academic year, which is the only intake. Most Postgraduate Research courses have start dates that are agreed with your department and supervisor and are normally commence on the 1st of the month.
The majority of applicants submit applications between September and January for the following academic year though it may be possible to submit an application earlier if the online form allows it.
Supporting Documents and Academic Qualifications
Your Statement of Purpose, or Personal Statement, is a vital part of your Postgraduate application at the University of Warwick. We read it carefully, think about what you say and how you say it. It helps us to decide if you are suitable for the course, if you will succeed and be happy studying here. Your Personal Statement gives us an opportunity to find out more about you. Therefore, you should think of the Personal Statement as an opportunity to tell us about yourself and to highlight your strengths. You should read about the course you intend to apply for on the study pages and department pages. It is important that you explain to us why you have applied for your chosen course and highlighting specific aspects of the course such as modules that you are interested in should help you do this. Remember that writing a personal statement takes time and effort – you should jot down a few points on a piece of paper before starting to write it in full. Aim for 500 words. It may seem like a lot, but it will fill up quickly. Be concise and straight-forward in your writing. Keep your sentences short and get to the point. Most of the poor statements we see are too long, not too short. You should focus on why you want to study your chosen course and why you want at study at Warwick.
The upload facility is available on our website Please upload English language certficates and non-academic supporting documents. Degree certificates and transcripts should be original or attested and posted to the Postgraduate Admissions Service using the address in the box on the right of this page.
The upload facility on the Employment section of the online application form is intended for your personal statement/purpose of study (or research proposal if you are applying for research) only and is provided as an alternative to typing the information into the box provided on the form (you do not need to do both). It is not intended for you to upload your other supporting documents. Within approximately twenty four hours of submitting an application and paying the application assessment fee, if applicable, you will receive an automated application acknowledgement email containing a link for you to upload your supporting documents.
Please use the link in your application acknowledgement email to upload documents. You should be able to upload as many documents as required. If you are experiencing difficulty with the document upload facility please submit an enquiry through the Postgraduate Admissions Service enquiry form at the bottom of this page.
The Postgraduate Admissions Service will contact you by email to acknowledge receipt of any documents that you have submitted. If you are a conditional offer holder, they will confirm whether or not your documents meet the conditions. You should follow the instructions in the application acknowledgement email to upload documents to support your application.
Once you have submitted your application, and paid the application assessment fee, if required, you will be sent an acknowledgement email which will contain a link for you to upload your documents. Please use this facility to upload as many documents as required. If you are submitting documents to meet the academic conditions of your offer please visit this webpage for further information on how to do this.
Attested documents are 'official' copies of your original documents that have been verified by either your university, British Council, solicitor, lawyer or official notary. Each page of the copy of the document should include an official stamp, confirmation that the original has been seen and contact details of the attesting officer. If you are in the UK, the Post Office offer this service for a small fee.
You can collect your documents from the University when you arrive to start your studies. Alternatively, if you are an international student and require your degree certificates and transcripts for your visa application, you can request that these are returned to you by courier. There is a charge for this service and further information can be found at on our website. You may prefer to send attested copies of your documents and retain your original documents. The University also has offices and partners all over the world who can help verify your documents so you do not have to post them to the UK. For further information visit the document verification pages.
The Postgraduate Admissions Service can accept scanned copies of English Language certificates uploaded through the document upload facility. Referees should submit references through the reference portal and original (or attested copied of) degree certificate/transcripts should be used to meet academic conditions.
We are unable to accept academic qualifications sent by email to meet the conditions of your offer.
We only require original or attested copy documents that confirm your academic qualifications. We can verify English language scores online, so there is no need to send English language certificates through the post.
A supporting statement (also known as a statement of purpose/purpose of study) is required by the Course Selector in order to consider your application. A CV is also useful to the Course Selector, although not mandatory. Research applicants should submit a research proposal outlining their intended area of research.
Student Reception, Senate House provides a comprehensive reception service for applicants and is based in a central location on campus. For further information and services available please visit.
In the first instance please ask your referee to check if the email arrived in their Spam or Junk folder. Unfortunately we have found this to be the case in the past and resending will only result in the same outcome. If you can confirm that this is not the case, please contact us again and we will resend the email.
In the first instance please ask your referee to check if the email arrived in their spam or junk folder. Unfortunately we have found this to be the case in the past and resending will only result in the same outcome. If you can confirm that this is not the case, please contact us again and we will resend the email.
You should ask your referee to comment on your academic ability and general suitability for the proposed programme of study, and to provide any other information they consider to be relevant to your application. If they have knowledge of your recent study, it would be helpful if they could indicate the standard attained. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/process/
An academic reference should be provided by a tutor who has taught you on your current or most recent degree and who can provide an informed view of your academic ability and suitability for your chosen programme of study. The University will accept professional references if you have been out of higher education for over two years and these must be submitted by your current or most recent line manager. Please note that personal references, such as those from family and friends, are not acceptable.
If you have studied a postgraduate degree in the past two years, we will require at least one reference from someone who taught you at postgraduate level. If you are applying as a visiting research student, please note that only one reference is required and it needs to be from your current research supervisor.
Please note that, if you have submitted an application in a previous year, we are unable to re-use references submitted in support of it. We require new references for new applications, although you can nominate the same referee/s if you wish. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/process/
The University will accept professional references if you have been out of higher education for over two years and these must be submitted by your current or most recent line manager. Please note that personal references, such as those from family and friends, are not acceptable.
If you have already made an application we can send you an email that will enable you to submit the new details in the required format.
Unfortunately we cannot accept references via email. We use the email address that you list on the online application form to provide your referee with a secure link to upload their reference. Your referee should either submit the reference via that route, or alternatively post a hard copy on official letter headed paper, with a signature, to the Postgraduate Admissions address. If your referee has any technical problems with the upload facility, please ask them to contact the Postgraduate Admissions team via email.
If your referee has already provided you with a reference, please upload it after you receive the supporting documents upload link in your application acknowledgement email. We can accept scanned uploaded documents from applicants only for the initial consideration of an application, in order for the Course Selector in the academic department to make an application decision.
If your application is successful and you are made an offer of a place, we will then request that you send the hard copy original reference to us by post. References sent via post must be provided on official letter headed paper with a referee’s signature (a scanned signature is acceptable).
We require one reference for taught master’s programmes and two for research. You can enter the details of two referees if you wish to. If you only want to provide the details for one referee, please enter ‘N/A’ in the mandatory fields in the second referee’s details section.
Please still complete the referee’s details section, but do not enter the email address/es for your referee/s. A warning box will alert you that you have not entered your referee/s’ email addresses (in case you have forgotten to), but you can progress to the next section of the form by clicking the ‘OK’ button.
Fees and Funding
Postgraduate Tuition fees can be found online at www.warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/fees/
For further information regarding the funding opportunities at Warwick please visit our funding pages. There may also be funding and scholarship information on your department website so please check here too. You can also learn more about the scholarship opportunities at Warwick through the Academic Office's presentation.
Tuition fee and accommodation payments to the University of Warwick are managed by the Student Finance team. For further information on how to make a payment and when to pay, please visit our student finance pages.
If you have been assessed as an overseas fee payer this will be stated in your offer letter. This will be based on the information that you provided in your postgraduate application. If you believe that this assessment is incorrect, you can follow the instructions in the offer letter to have your fee status re-assessed. The Postgraduate Admissions Service will use the guidance published by UKCISA to make this assessment. You will need to provide evidence to demonstrate that you meet the Home fee status category.
Application Assessment Fee
The application fee for postgraduate taught courses is £55 for an online application and £80 for a paper based application. Master of Research (MRes) courses are classed as taught courses due to the taught elements of the course. There is no application fee for postgraduate research applications or Postgraduate Awards (PGAs).
The fee can be paid online by card at the end of the application submission process, or up to twenty working days after you have submitted your application. Please log back into your registration account and click on the ‘Pay application fee’ link next to your submitted application.
You can find further information on available methods of payment on our admissions page. Your application will be held for twenty working days to allow for the fee payment to be made, after which it will automatically become void and you will need to submit a new one.
We are unable to accept direct bank transfers as a method of payment for the application assessment fee.
The University will consider requests to waive the application fee. Please complete the appropriate web request form when submitting the application. This can be found within the online application portal.
Your employer/sponsor can pay the fee by credit or debit card over the phone by calling the Postgraduate Admissions Service, they will need your 13 digit application receipt number, your full name, date of birth and programme you have applied for. Alternatively, they can send a cheque made payable to ‘The University of Warwick’ to the Postgraduate Admissions Service with your details (as above) on the reverse.
If you have successfully paid the application assessment fee online, you will be sent an automated payment receipt email containing a payment transaction reference number.
A refund can be issued for excess payments if you send all of your application assessment fee payment transaction reference numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)
Once you have received an unconditional offer and you are within 3-4 months of the start of your course you will receive an email to confirm the personal details that the University holds about you. Once you confirm your details are correct, you will be directed through to the CAS request form. Please complete the form as fully as possible as the University will use this form to assess your eligibility for Tier 4 sponsorship. Typically, where no further information is required, these are usually processed within 10 working days of receipt of the request form.
If an applicant has received an offer for their main Postgraduate course, it may be possible to issue a joint/combined CAS that covers both Pre-sessional English and main course. The Postgraduate Admissions Service will contact applicants by email before the University starts to issue CAS to those students starting the Pre-sessional English course. The email will ask applicants to choose whether they want a joint/combined CAS (for both courses) or single CAS (for Pre-Sessional English only). Applicants choosing a joint/combined CAS must be able to meet all conditions (with the exception of English if this is the last condition to be met) of their main Postgraduate course by 8th June for Phase 4+5 (10 week course) or 6th July for Phase 5 (6 week course) as stated in the email or they must choose the single CAS option. We recommend applicants to meet academic conditions through submitting attested documents in order to retain their originals which they will need for the visa application process. Applicants studying on a Pre-sessional English only CAS/visa must have a UKVI approved IELTS that meets the Pre-sessional English course requirements. Students will be able to submit their visa application for their main course on successful completion of the Pre-sessional English course and with the assistance of Warwick Immigration Service.
If your visa is refused you should complete the form at the link below and submit all pages of the refusal notice. Warwick Immigration Service will assess your eligibility for a new CAS. In some cases this may not be possible.
A CAS number can only be used once and must be from the University you intend to study at. If your visa application is refused you should complete the Warwick Immigration Service form and attach all pages from the visa refusal notice to request a new CAS.
If you have renewed your passport you do not need a new CAS. Please send a scan of the new passport to email@example.com and we will add a sponsor note confirming this change. The UKVI allow amendments to the information on your CAS as long as your visa application is not in the advanced stages and has “USED” status.
If there is a mistake on your CAS please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We can then assess whether or not you require a new CAS. In most cases we can add a sponsor note to your CAS correcting the mistake. The UKVI allow amendments to the information on your CAS as long as your visa application is not in the advanced stages and has “USED” status.
If you have made a tuition fee payment you do not require a new CAS. The Student Finance team can update this information on your CAS once the payment has reached the University of Warwick accounts. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
If you have been awarded a scholarship and this does not appear on your CAS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. It may be that your department has not informed admissions or student finance regarding your award. We are able to add University of Warwick scholarships and awards to your CAS, however external scholarships should be evidenced with official documentation and will not be included on your CAS.
English Language Requirements
The University requires evidence that your English Language capability is of a level that will enable you to succeed on your chosen course of postgraduate study. We therefore have English Language entry requirements based on minimum standards. There are a number of tests that students can take to meet the English requirements of the course. Further information can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/english/
Pre-sessional English is an academic English language and study skills programme. It prepares you linguistically and culturally for your future degree studies and gives you a chance to settle into your life in and around the University. Pre-sessional English is for students whose first language is not English and who have a conditional offer to study for a degree at the University of Warwick or other UK university that requires them to attend the course or recommends that they do so. The course is also for students who need to acquire well-developed academic English and study skills and who wish to become familiar with British university culture and life before beginning their studies.
If you will require a Tier 4 visa to study the Pre-sessional course at Warwick, you must have a Secure English Language Test (SELT). Currently the UKVI IELTS test is the only English language test (SELT) recognised by the UK Visas and Immigration Service.
All accepted tests must have been taken within two years of the start date of your course at Warwick.
In a small number of cases, your department can contact Admissions to request an English language waiver in support of your application. This will normally be based on established proficiency in the English language and will require you to provide evidence. Please contact your department for advice. In most cases applicants are required to provide one of the accepted English language tests to meet the English language conditions.
If you have completed a Bachelor degree level (or higher) course in the UK within the last 2 years from the start of your new course, this may be sufficient to meet the language conditions of your offer.
You must meet all conditions of your offer by the date stated in your offer. If you are an international student requiring a visa to study in the UK, you must meet all conditions in enough time to complete the CAS request process and visa application process to enable you to travel to the UK to start your course. It is recommended that all conditions are met 4 weeks prior to the start date of the course.
Whilst most full-time taught courses start at the beginning of October each year, many part-time taught courses and research degrees have flexible start dates. Please contact your chosen department for more information. Some courses are extremely popular e.g. MBAs, MSc in Economics, MSc in Finance and Economics, MSc in Finance, MSc in Management and MSc in Business Analytics and Consulting. Entry to such degrees is highly competitive and an early application is strongly advised.
Enrolment at Warwick
Frequently asked questions relating to Enrolment can be found on the Warwick Enrolment website.
The University Enrolment Team will contact you by email with enrolment instructions approximately 4 – 6 weeks before your course starts.
The Enrolment Team have provided detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). You should check this page first to see if there is a solution to your issue with the enrolment process. If you are not able to resolve your issue from the FAQS, you can contact the enrolment team using the contact form.
Studying at Warwick
All Postgraduate courses available for 2018 entry can be found on the Warwick Postgraduate webpages. Unfortunately the Admissions Service is not able to offer advice on the suitability of courses or whether or not you are likely to receive an offer prior to submitting an application. The Warwick website and department pages in particular contain specific information about courses. You should start your search at the course listings at the link above.
Some postgraduate courses can be taken by part-time study but you should contact the academic department concerned to discuss arrangements.
Overseas students wishing to study part-time should also seek further information from the Students’ Union Advice and Welfare team by email on email@example.com or the International Office on firstname.lastname@example.org regarding visa issues.
Some departments allow applicants to defer their offer (not application) to a later date or by one academic year. Please complete the Postgraduate Enquiry Form to request to defer your offer. Some of the documents submitted as part of your application may no longer be valid for the following academic year. The Admissions Service will consider this when deferring your application and may ask you to meet some conditions again, for example if your English language certificate is only valid for 2 years. Departments usually only allow applicants to defer once.
If you are intending to start a Postgraduate Research degree, it may be possible to change your start date. This will need to be agreed with your academic department and supervisor. If you are an international student requiring a visa, you should request any changes to dates before requesting a CAS. Taught courses usually have a fixed start date in September/October each academic year. If you are holding an offer and are not able to attend at the start of the course, you should contact your academic department to request to defer your application.
The University welcomes applications from disabled people and those with specific learning difficulties and considers them on the same academic grounds as other candidates. Many such students have successfully pursued postgraduate study at Warwick.
In order that the University can provide appropriate advice and guidance on the services and facilities available, it is helpful for us to know in advance if you have a disability or specific learning difficulty.Potential applicants with a disability should contact Disability Services (tel: +44 (0)24 7615 0641 or email: email@example.com).
It is also helpful to approach the academic department concerned before submitting a formal application. There are a number of specially converted rooms in the campus residences for those with disabilities and accommodation is also available for full-time carers.
Warwick Accommodation service manage the booking of accommodation for students at the University. There is information on the Warwick Accommodation website which discusses the different options available to Postgraduate students, the application process and when to expect a decision.
Most departments have reading lists available through Warwick Library. You can view reading lists for the current cohort of students here. If you are not able to find information relating to modules in your course please contact your department directly who will provide this to you.
You must apply through the Universities Central Admissions Service (UCAS) and submit your application between the 1st September and the 15th October. Applications by any other route, or submitted after the deadline, will not be accepted. We do not accept deferred entry or transfers from other programmes.
To apply, you should have, or be predicted to gain, a minimum of an upper second class honours (2:1) Bachelor degree (or overseas equivalent) in any subject. Candidates with a lower second class degree should hold either a Masters or a Doctoral qualification to be considered for entry to the MB ChB.For detailed entry requirements for the Graduate Entry MBChB course please visit https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/ugr/applying/entryreqs
If you are at school or college completing A-level examinations, unfortunately you are not eligible to study the Graduate Entry MBChB at Warwick.
Yes, all applicants must take the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) or if appropriate, the UKCATSEN. You can find entry requirements for this course at https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/ugr/applying/entryreqs
The total UKCAT score required to secure a place at the Selection Centre varies year on year and is dependent upon the UKCAT performance of applicants to Warwick Medical School. For example, a downward shift in overall UKCAT score could result in a lower UKCAT score needed to achieve a place at Selection Centre, compared to previous years. Please bear this in mind when making your decision to apply. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/ugr/applying/entryreqs/#uckat
The University of Warwick only consider extenuating circumstances that come directly from the awarding body. If your circumstances relate to your UKCAT score, you will need to address this directly with your UKCAT centre who will pass this on to us accordingly. If your extenuating circumstances relate to your degree, you will need to take this up with the awarding body.
As the MB ChB is a highly popular course and we have a rigorous selection process, we do not offer places through clearing.
To apply, you should have, or be predicted to gain, a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours (2.1) degree (or overseas equivalent) in any subject. Candidates with a Lower Second Class degree should hold either a Master’s or a Doctoral qualification to be considered for entry to the MB ChB. If you are studying for an undergraduate degree which is Unclassified please contact us directly, prior to the UCAS deadline for applications (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications received after the UCAS deadline and without prior contact with us will not be considered.
In the case of an Intercalated Master’s e.g. MEng/MPharm, we require the equivalent of a Pass grade or above at Master’s level. We do not consider your A-level or GCSE examination results. Please note that any pending postgraduate qualifications must be fully completed prior to the course start date, with no exceptions.
During the selection process, you will be awarded points for your highest achieved academic qualification. You will only receive points for PhD and Master’s qualifications which are complete and awarded by the UCAS application closing date. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/ugr/applying/entryreqs/. For guidance on overseas degree equivalencies please consult the International pages.
We do not accept an alternative test. All applicants must take the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) or if appropriate, the UKCATSEN. UKCAT testing is available throughout the world. We advise you to register for the test at the earliest available opportunity. This way, if you have a problem on the day, for example ill health, you will be able to sit the test again before the deadline. Please note that UKCAT will no longer issue exemptions for medical reasons or on geographical grounds.
Unfortunately, due to the high numbers of applications received it is not possible to offer any unsuccessful candidate subjective feedback. Please note the formal entry requirements for the course:
- An Upper Second Class UK Honours degree in any degree subject (or an equivalent non-UK degree).
- Current UKCAT score. Please note that although other factors are taken into account the UKCAT score forms a significant part of the selection process.
In addition to strong academic ability, the selectors for Warwick Medical School are looking for a clear awareness of the demands of medicine as a profession, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and significant work experience in a caring environment. In the absence of individual feedback, please consider the points above as you may identify areas of your application that would have been considered insufficient.
Unfortunately, we do not accept transfers into the MBChB course however you are more than welcome to apply in the usual way via UCAS between 1 September 2017 and the 15 October 2017. You would also need to register and sit the UKCAT test which is open for registration from 2nd May to 19th September 2017.
Having previously studied part of a medical degree is not an instant barrier to applying to Warwick Medical School. You must tell us before applying if you fall into this category and any such applicants will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. We will have to carry out background checks to verify the reasons for your previous non-completion and will most likely want to meet with you to further discuss the matter.
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If you’re a UK or EU resident, there are no application deadlines for postgraduate taught courses. But places are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.
If you’re from outside the EU, you may need to get a student visa. To make sure you have time to do this, the application deadline is 31 July for courses that start in September.
Some departments have earlier deadlines – so you should check the information in the Essential Information for each course.