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MSc by Research (WMG) (2022 Entry)

About this research graduate course

Course overview

WMG offers the opportunity to work with academics and industry leaders, enabling you to benefit from researching within a department with real industrial relevance and globally renowned business focus to enable you to stay ahead of the game within the changing needs of industry.

During the MSc by Research programme, you will develop your research in your chosen subject area, supported by supervisors from academic and industry backgrounds, you will submit your research as a final single thesis to show your research findings for final examination.

Teaching and learning

Taught modules are normally delivered in intensive one-week blocks. They are taught through a variety of learning activities: lectures, seminar work, syndicate group activities, industrial games, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. E-learning and forum activities are widely used to complement these activities.

Modules are assessed by assignment, not exam, although for some modules there may be a test that will form part of the assessment.


General entry requirements

Minimum requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or a relevant subject.


English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • English language requirements Band A
  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

International qualifications

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page.


Additional requirements

There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Our research

WMGs research themes

  • ALM
  • Automation Systems
  • Battery Forensics
  • Battery Systems
  • Battery Test and Modelling
  • Biomedical Informatics, Imaging and Healthcare Technologies
  • BMS, Control (batteries)
  • Charging (energy)
  • Connectivity and Wireless Communication
  • Control (whole vehicle)
  • Co-operative Autonomy
  • Cyber Security
  • Data science
  • Digital Lifecycle Management (modelling and simulation, manufacturing processes)
  • Driver Health Monitoring
  • Electrochemical Engineering
  • Electrochemical Materials
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Experiential Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Innovative Business Models
  • Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing
  • Metrology
  • Motors (Electric Machines)
  • Nanocomposites
  • Power Electronics
  • Sensors and Wearables
  • Steels Processing
  • Supply Chains
  • Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
  • Verification and Validation

Full details of our research interests are listed on the WMG web pages.

You can also read our general University research proposal guidance.

Find a supervisor

Find out more about our research areas and take a look at our current vacancies to see the opportunities we currently have and their supervisors.

We also welcome informal enquiries, giving you the opportunity to discuss projects with supervisors to help you decide if it’s right for you.

Use the following links to find out more about our research groups and academics to contact if you are interested in a particular research area or complete our enquiry form.

You can also see our general University guidance about finding a supervisor.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. Academic fees cover the cost of tuition, examinations and registration and some student amenities.

Taught course fees  Research course fees


Fee Status Guidance

The University carries out an initial fee status assessment based on information provided in the application and according to the guidance published by UKCISA. Students are classified as either Home or Overseas Fee status and this can determine the tuition fee and eligibility of certain scholarships and financial support.

If you receive an offer, your fee status will be stated with the tuition fee information, however we are awaiting guidance from the UK government regarding fee status for EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals and their family members living in the UK for academic year 2021/22 onwards. We are not able to confirm the fee status for these students until the relevant eligibility criteria have been confirmed. Once we have received further information from the UK government, we will provide you with an update on your fee status and let you know if any additional information is required. If you believe your fee status has been incorrectly classified you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire (follow the instructions in your offer) and provide the required documentation for this to be reassessed.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides guidance to UK universities on fees status criteria, you can find the latest guidance on the impact of Brexit on fees and student support on the UKCISA website.


Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, there may be general associated costs such as:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits*
  • Dissertation binding*
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

* - Dissertations and Assignments are only submitted digitally. However students may wish to print and bind their dissertation for their own purposes. Students on some courses will have a final poster presentation as part of their project and the printing of posters will be at the students’ expense.

Scholarships and bursaries

Funding routes available

Find out about the many different funding routes available for postgraduate study at Warwick.

WMG funding opportunities

Learn about the various funding opportunities that are available for our Postgraduate Taught courses.

Living costs

Find out more about the cost of living as a postgraduate student at the University of Warwick.

Department content block about careers

WMG at Warwick

Having forged strong links with global companies through 42 years of collaborative research and development, we really understand the global market you’ll be operating in, and have designed our programmes to match.

Find out more about us on our website


Our courses

Our Postgraduate Research degrees


Visiting WMG

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. WMG also organises events for prospective students including a weekly Live Chat so you can connect directly with the department to speak with staff and students from WMG. For more about university wide open days and tours, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.

Taught course applications

Here is our checklist on how to apply for taught postgraduate courses at Warwick.

Application advice from WMG

Please see the WMG department web pages for specific application advice and information.

After you’ve applied

Find out how we process your application.

Applicant Portal

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Admissions statement

See Warwick’s postgraduate admissions policy.

Join a live chat

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Postgraduate Open Day

Our Postgraduate Virtual Open Day will help you find out more about your course of interest, as well as general topics like applying to Warwick, accommodation, careers and funding.
Please register your interest to be the first to hear when booking opens.

Postgraduate fairs

Throughout the year we attend exhibitions and fairs online and in the UK. These events give you the chance to learn about our Master's and PhD study routes, and the wider context of postgraduate study.

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Live chats

Every week, you can connect directly with representatives from Warwick, who will be answering your questions on applying to and studying postgraduate studies at Warwick.

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Departmental events

Some academic departments hold events for specific postgraduate programmes, these are fantastic opportunities to learn more about Warwick and your chosen department and course.

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