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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Why is my reference not acceptable?

Your referees must be able to comment on your academic ability or suitability for the programme that you have applied for. If we have not received references electronically from the referees that you nominated on your application form then we require them to be submitted on letter headed paper. (These may be from referees that you did not name on your application.) For further information please see the section on References


  • Why am I being asked to send in another reference when I have supplied two already?

This will typically be because one of the references did not meet our requirements, most commonly that a reference supplied is professional and not academic. For further information please see the section on References


  • Why are my transcripts/certificates not acceptable?

Your transcipts/certificates must be original and show a final mark on them. They must be officially translated if in a language other than English. For further information please see the section on Degree Certificates & Transcripts


  • Why is my English Language certificate not acceptable?

Your English Language certificate must be either IELTS (academic), CAE, CPE or PTE (Academic) and be taken within two years of the start date of your course at Warwick. We do not accept any other tests or tests older than 2 years. For further information please see the section on English Language


  • Why have I been asked to sit an English Language test when I have taken courses in English before?

In order to meet university requirements you would need to provide proof of being taught entirely in English. If this has not been received then an English Language test score will be requested. In addition to the university requirements the department you applied to may require proof of a specific English Language score despite you having been taught previously in English.


  • Does the university require a GMAT/GRE score?

GMAT: If you have taken GMAT and achieved a score of around 620 or more then you may use it to support your application to Warwick Business School masters programmes, such as MSc in Finance, but it is not a university requirement. If you have indicated on your application that you have taken GMAT but do not use it to support your application the department may add submitting the result as a condition of any offer they make.

GRE: Applicants for the MSc Business Analytics & Consulting may in some circumstances be required to take the GRE. If you are asked to take the test, please make an early application and arrange for your results to be sent directly to WBS.

  • How will a decision be communicated to me?

Once the academic department has made a decision (please note this can take a number of weeks depending on how many applications they have received), you will initially receive an email advising you of the decision. If it is a conditional offer details of the conditions will be contained in this email.

  • How many courses may I apply to?

You may apply for as many courses as you wish, but an application assessment fee is payable for each taught application. For WMG courses please only apply for ONE of our courses; do not submit multiple applications to WMG. Once accepted onto one MSc course, you can request to switch, although restrictions apply. Research courses and Postgraduate Awards (PGAs) do not incur an application assessment fee.














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