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Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies BA (UCAS M166)

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Learn more about our Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies degree at Warwick

Learn about politics at a national and international level. Critically examine political issues through a culturally-sensitive lens. Develop and deepen Spanish language skills. Understand cultures and societies where Spanish is spoken. Gain valuable skills in theoretical analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, and written and verbal communication.


General entry requirements

A level typical offer

AAB, to include a modern or classical language.

A level contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is BBB including B in a modern foreign language. See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

 

IB typical offer

36, to include 5 at Higher Level in a modern or classical language.

IB contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is 32 including grade 5 at Higher Level in a modern or classical language. See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

Will be considered as long as essential entry requirements are met.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.


International qualifications


Language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English Language requirements. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet these, you may be invited to take part in our Pre-sessional English course at Warwick.


Frequently asked questions

Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in a Widening Participation programme or who meet the contextual data criteria.

Differential offers will usually be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only).

Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.

We welcome applications for deferred entry.

We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

Course overview

This degree has an emphasis on the influence of the Spanish language and Hispanic societies and cultures. The course considers the approaches to national and global political issues and political theory alongside international relations, and Spanish language study.

Your degree will be split 50:50 between Politics and International Studies and Hispanic Studies with the choice of a 75:25 split in favour of either subject in the final year. You will emerge with strong written and oral Spanish communication skills, as well as sought-after investigative, evaluative and presentation skills, gained through independent and collaborative study.

There is a compulsory year abroad in a Spanish speaking country in year two or three.


Study abroad

The third year of the degree is spent studying and/or on work placement in a country where Spanish is an official language.

Possible study abroad universities include:

  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Universidad de Granada
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Universidade de Vigo
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Core modules

This joint degree is 50:50 between Politics and Modern Languages, with an optional split of 75:25 in the final year.

It is four years long and includes a year of study or work placement abroad in the third year in a country where Spanish is an official language.

You can focus on a range of sub-fields including:

  • Culture and identity in Latin America
  • Foreign policy
  • Foundations of the Hispanic world
  • International political economy
  • International relations
  • Political systems
  • Political theory

We will tackle areas in this degree including how political ideologies affect culture and society, and how theoretical perspectives can help us understand global problems like hunger, poverty, and war.


Year One

Introduction to Politics

Introduction to Politics gives you a broad overview of the main issues and theoretical perspectives within Politics. You'll learn first to understand and then apply the core concepts of comparative political science and theory to processes, institutions, ideologies and practical policy-making. You'll conduct a comparative study of different political systems and political change, both in writing and in open debate.

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World Politics

In this module, you'll be introduced to world politics and the role that international relations plays in the interactions between nations. You'll gain a solid understanding of the historical underpinnings of the structure and systems of states, and become familiar with major theories of international relations post-1945. You'll analyse contemporary writings on world politics and engage critically, both orally and in writing, with key concepts and theoretical debates on the nature of international political systems.

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Modern Spanish Language 1

Do you have A level or an equivalent in Spanish and want to consolidate, extend and refine your skills? This module will equip you with sound grammatical and linguistic foundations, with the aim of increasing your confidence in reading, listening, speaking and writing in Spanish. You'll use authentic resources in a variety of media from around the Hispanic world, including books, articles, newspapers, television, music, and podcasts, as well as taking part in our virtual language exchange with students at the Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, Colombia, a fantastic way to expand your linguistic and intercultural skills outside the classroom. During the module, you will develop their skills through a combination of classroom sessions, guided learning activities and appropriate self-study resources. Weekly classes will cover reading, language in use, grammar and functional aspects of Spanish such as translation, extended writing and oral expression, which are reinforced through complementary activities on Moodle, our multimedia VLE.

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Modern Spanish Language for Beginners

As a beginner in the acquisition of the Spanish language, you’ll gain a keen grammatical awareness, a sound understanding of cultures and societies across the Hispanic world, and most of all, confidence in reading, listening, speaking and writing in Spanish. Using authentic resources, including newspapers, television and radio, you are expected to end your first year able to sustain everyday conversations in Spanish, read authentic texts, follow TV extracts and write at an intermediate level in Spanish. You'll also work on basic translations to and from Spanish as a means of consolidating your knowledge.

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A Hispanic Studies cultural module:

Language, Text and Identity in the Hispanic World

How has the Spanish language travelled around the world and what happens when it co-exists with other languages? How do writers use language to explore identity, and what happens when they work between two (or more) languages? What skills do we need as readers to interpret the nuances of texts that travel between languages? This module will equip you with an understanding of the cultural and sociolinguistic diversity of the Hispanic world, and a strong grounding in the literary and cultural analysis of texts that address this diversity.

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Icons and Representations of the Hispanic World

Have you ever wondered where the familiar stereotypes of Spain and Latin America come from? How have they circulated and been received at different times and in different places? And how have Spaniards and Latin Americans represented themselves to travellers, tourists, artists, and even invaders? The module will introduce you to a wide range of written and visual representations of the Hispanic world, and some of its most influential and iconic cultural figures. We investigate topics which, in different ways, pose important questions about studying other languages and cultures.

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Year Two

You can spend this year studying abroad, or on a work placement. Alternatively you can study the following modules this year, and spend the next year abroad instead.

Political Theory from Hobbes: Seeking Freedom and Equality

How should human beings be governed? The thinkers you'll study – from Hobbes to Marx – had very different answers to this question. Building on your understanding of political philosophy, you'll read significant primary and secondary texts to develop your understanding of how political convictions are shaped by the context and history of individual thought and social interaction. You'll confront and assess complex ideas in political theory, and present and defend your point of view, both orally and in writing.

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Modern Spanish Language 2

On this module, you'll extend your competence in Spanish. You'll deepen your understanding of advanced grammatical and linguistic structures, increase the range and sophistication of your vocabulary, and refine your use of register in authentic spoken and written discourse. You'll use resources from a variety of media from around the Hispanic world, and take part in our virtual language exchange, where you will have the opportunity to work online with students in Spain and Latin America. At the end of the course, you should have sufficient mastery to discuss different topics, report on your independent reading and support your opinions with solid arguments.

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Modern Spanish Language 2 (Post-beginners)

This module for students who started as beginners follows the first year module HP102 and seeks to consolidate the language skills gained in students’ first year of study. The aim of this module is to further extend and refine competence in modern Spanish. It covers the main linguistic skills (oral, aural, reading and writing), and seeks to promote the continued acquisition of grammatical awareness and essential communicative competences. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand discourse about concrete and abstract topics, to give presentations about different subjects, to report on the results of your independent reading and research, and to state your point of view and support it with solid arguments.

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Year Three

Your third year will normally be spent abroad. If you did not spend your second year abroad, you will spend this year studying abroad, or on a work placement. If you spent your second year abroad, you will then follow the syllabus below for your third year.

Political Theory from Hobbes: Seeking Freedom and Equality

How should human beings be governed? The thinkers you'll study – from Hobbes to Marx – had very different answers to this question. Building on your understanding of political philosophy, you'll read significant primary and secondary texts to develop your understanding of how political convictions are shaped by the context and history of individual thought and social interaction. You'll confront and assess complex ideas in political theory, and present and defend your point of view, both orally and in writing.

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Modern Spanish Language 2

On this module, you'll extend your competence in Spanish. You'll deepen your understanding of advanced grammatical and linguistic structures, increase the range and sophistication of your vocabulary, and refine your use of register in authentic spoken and written discourse. You'll use resources from a variety of media from around the Hispanic world, and take part in our virtual language exchange, where you will have the opportunity to work online with students in Spain and Latin America. At the end of the course, you should have sufficient mastery to discuss different topics, report on your independent reading and support your opinions with solid arguments.

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Year Four

Issues in Political Theory

Should parents send their children to private schools? Is freedom of movement a moral right? Is it unjust to rear animals for food? Who should bear the costs of climate change? You'll explore fundamental questions of political morality by critically analysing complex arguments from contemporary political philosophy. You'll study closely John Rawls’s theory of justice, and consider the rival theories of Robert Nozick, G. A. Cohen and Ronald Dworkin. You'll have practical opportunities to develop and defend your own ethical standpoint through your considered judgements on current dilemmas, taking into account opposing arguments and perspectives.

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Modern Spanish Language 3

This module will consolidate your linguistic skills acquired in the intermediate year and extend them through translation, writing, reading, speaking and listening activities. A range of assessments will be offered for students to track and reflect on their progress through the provision of regular feedback. Students will also be provided with complementary autonomous learning and grammar activities and directed to appropriate activities for self-study in order to develop independent learning strategies.

The aim of this module is to refine fluency in spoken and written Spanish, working towards a C2 standard of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Emphasis will be placed on sophisticated translation and writing, as well as oral and comprehension skills, using an appropriate range of complex linguistic structures, vocabulary, register and style.

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Optional modules

Year Two - optional modules in Politics
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Social Analytics II
  • Understanding Social Inequalities
  • Politics of International Development
  • Politics in the UK
  • Politics of the USA
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Politics of Contemporary China
  • States and Markets: An Introduction to International Political Economy
  • International Security
  • Core Issues in Comparative Politics
  • Themes in European Integration
  • Capitalism and its Alternatives
  • Political Economy and the Liberal Democratic State
  • Introduction to Comparative Public Policy
  • 21st Century Challenges and Public Policy Solutions
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • Introduction to Social Analytics I
  • Introduction to Social Analytics II
  • Understanding Social Inequalities
  • Intermediate Social Analytics: Survey Design and Data Collection
  • Intermediate Social Analytics: Survey Analysis and Reporting
Year Two - optional modules in Hispanic Studies
  • Latin American Counterpoints: Cultural Representations of Slavery in the 20th Century
  • Illusion and Reality, Doubt and Deceit: The Baroque Obsession with Unc
  • Screening Spain: Spanish Film in Context
  • Postmodernism and Popular Culture in Latin America
  • Love, Death, and Desire in the Golden Age
  • Journeys and Cityscapes in Latin American Film
  • Climate Fictions in the Hispanic World
  • Gender and Translation in the Hispanic World
  • Memory and the Spanish Civil War
  • The Disappeared: Literature and Culture from Argentina and Chile
  • Crime and Punishment in Spanish Film
  • Knowing Women: Gender, Education and Power in Hispanic Writing
Year Three - optional modules in Politics
  • Politics of International Development
  • Politics in the UK
  • Politics of the USA
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Politics of Contemporary China
  • States and Markets: An Introduction to International Political Economy
  • International Security
  • Core Issues in Comparative Politics
  • Themes in European Integration
  • Capitalism and its Alternatives
  • Political Economy and the Liberal Democratic State
  • Introduction to Comparative Public Policy
  • 21st Century Challenges and Public Policy Solutions
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods
  • Introduction to Social Analytics I
  • Introduction to Social Analytics II
  • Understanding Social Inequalities
  • Intermediate Social Analytics: Survey Design and Data Collection
  • Intermediate Social Analytics: Survey Analysis and Reporting
Year Three - optional modules in Hispanic Studies
  • Latin American Counterpoints: Cultural Representations of Slavery in the 20th Century
  • Illusion and Reality, Doubt and Deceit: The Baroque Obsession with Uncertainty
  • Screening Spain: Spanish Film in Context
  • Postmodernism and Popular Culture in Latin America
  • Love, Death, and Desire in the Golden Age
  • Journeys and Cityscapes in Latin American Film
  • Climate Fictions in the Hispanic World
  • Gender and Translation in the Hispanic World
  • Memory and the Spanish Civil War
  • The Disappeared: Literature and Culture from Argentina and Chile
  • Crime and Punishment in Spanish Film
  • Knowing Women: Gender, Education and Power in Hispanic Writing
Year Four - optional modules in Politics
  • Issues in Political Theory
  • Gender and Development
  • Governing Britain Since 1918
  • European Union Policy-Making
  • Politics of Globalisation
  • United States Foreign Policy
  • Britain and the War on Terror
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Vigilant State: The Politics of Intelligence
  • East Asian Transformations: A Political Economy Perspective
  • State, Power, Freedom: European Political Theory
  • The Political Economy of Money
  • International Relations of the Americas
  • Latin America: Democratisation and Development
  • War in the 21st Century
  • Politics and Culture in the Middle East
  • Violence, Rights, Justice and Peace in the Middle East
  • The Global Energy Challenge
  • The Politics of Climate Change
  • Applying Quantitative Methods to Social Research
  • Experiments in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Public Opinion
  • Determinants of Democracy
  • Dissertation
Year Four - optional modules in Hispanic Studies
  • Latin American Counterpoints: Cultural Representations of Slavery in the 20th Century
  • Illusion and Reality, Doubt and Deceit: The Baroque Obsession with Uncertainty
  • Screening Spain: Spanish Film in Context
  • Postmodernism and Popular Culture in Latin America
  • Love, Death, and Desire in the Golden Age
  • Journeys and Cityscapes in Latin American Film
  • Climate Fictions in the Hispanic World
  • Gender and Translation in the Hispanic World
  • Memory and the Spanish Civil War
  • The Disappeared: Literature and Culture from Argentina and Chile
  • Crime and Punishment in Spanish Film
  • Knowing Women: Gender, Education and Power in Hispanic Writing

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Assessment

Modules are usually assessed through a mixture of exams and essays.

  • Summative assessments: include exams and coursework that go towards your final grade.
  • Formative assessments: do not contribute marks to your final grade, but help you understand key learning points and assessment styles.
  • Language assessments: progress is tracked through language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral).

Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

Teaching

Most modules are taught using a combination of weekly lectures and seminars. Lectures give an introduction to a topic to help prepare you for discussions in seminars. In seminars, you can engage in debates and share your views. For your language modules, you will have written and spoken language classes in small groups.

You will have a personal tutor who you can speak to about any questions you may have. There are also regular feedback sessions and opportunities to speak to module directors and seminar tutors.


Class sizes

Our Year One seminars usually have no more than 14 students. Our Year Two and Three seminars usually have no more than 18 students. Lecture sizes vary.


Typical contact hours

There are 8 to 12 hours of classroom contact available per week. This is also supplemented with group work, one-to-one advice, feedback sessions, and the use of web-based materials.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment. Fees are charged at the start of each academic year. If you pay your fees directly to the University, you can choose to pay in instalments.

Undergraduate fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2022, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


2+2 course fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2022 for a 2+2 course through the Centre for Lifelong Learning, your annual tuition fees will be £6,750. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


How are fees set?

The British Government sets tuition fee rates.

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Undergraduate fees

If you are an EU student enrolling in 2022, the tuition fee will be charged in line with government policy and therefore the same as Overseas Tuition Fee rates.

For details please see Overseas students section below.

Undergraduate fees

If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2022, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:

  • Band 1 – £22,280 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
  • Band 2 – £28,410 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)

Fees for 2023 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2023 fee rates before you apply.

Find out more about undergraduate fees and funding.


Fee status guidance

We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students from 2021 entry will be classified as Home or EU/Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

Find out more about how universities assess fee status.


Additional course costs

There may be extra costs related to your course for things such as stationery, books, materials and field trips.


Further information

Find out more about tuition fees from our Student Finance team.


Scholarships and bursaries

Learn about scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students.

We offer a number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to full-time undergraduate students. These include sporting and musical bursaries, and scholarships offered by commercial organisations.

Find out more about funding opportunities for full-time students.

If you are an international student, a limited number of scholarships may be available.

Find out more information on our international scholarship pages.


You may be eligible for financial help from your own government, from the British Council or from other funding agencies. You can usually request information on scholarships from the Ministry of Education in your home country, or from the local British Council office.


Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2022

We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2022.

We provide extra financial support for qualifying students from lower income families. The Warwick Undergraduate Bursary is an annual award of up to £3,000 per annum. It is intended to help with course-related costs and you do not have to pay it back.

Find out more about your eligibility for the Warwick Undergraduate Bursary.

As part of the 'City of Sanctuary' movement, we are committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. We provide a range of scholarships to enable people seeking sanctuary or asylum to progress to access university education.

Find out more about the Warwick Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholarships for asylum seekers.

Further information

Find out more about Warwick undergraduate bursaries and scholarships.

Eligibility for student loans

Your eligibility for student finance will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status, your course, and previous study at higher education level.

Check if you're eligible for student finance.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You can apply for a Maintenance Loan towards your living costs such as accommodation, food and bills. This loan is means-tested, so the amount you receive is partially based on your household income and whether you choose to live at home or in student accommodation.

Find out more about government student loans for home students residing in England.

Tuition Fee Loan

For the 2022 academic year, you may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees if you’re from an EU country. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you may receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won't have to set up any payments.

Help with living costs

For the 2022 academic year, you may be eligible for help with your living costs if both of the following apply:

  • You have lived in the UK for more than 3 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course

And

If you are starting a course on or after 1st August 2021, you must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme to get student finance.

  • If you are coming to the UK from 1st January 2021, you may need to apply for a visa to studyhere
  • Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme

Find out more about government student loans for EU students

Repaying your loans

You will repay your loan or loans gradually once you are working and earning above a certain amount (from April 2021 the repayment threshold is £27,295 and is expected to rise each year). Repayments will be taken directly from your salary if you are an employee. If your income falls below the earnings threshold, your repayments will stop until your income goes back up above this figure.

Find out more about repaying your student loan.

Your career

We have a dedicated careers consultant who can support you with your career choices. We offer one-to-one appointments and workshops to help you find a career path, internship or work placement.

Graduates from these courses are working in:

  • Government and politics (national, regional and international)
  • Public affairs
  • Education
  • Charity and campaigning
  • Media
  • Public relations
  • Journalism
  • IT
  • Banking and finance
  • Recruitment
  • Hospitality
  • Advertising

Our graduates have gone on to work for employers such as:

  • United Nations
  • BBC Television
  • Houses of Parliament
  • OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Human Rights Watch

Helping you find the right career

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. In addition, PAIS students have access to guest lecturers, careers information and placement support. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Your future awaits - the many things you can do after your degree in the PAIS department
  • Careers in Government and Politics
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Careers Q&A sessions
  • Assessment Centres and Interviews: an overview of what to expect for PAIS students

Find out more about careers support at Warwick.

Life at Warwick

Within a close-knit community of staff and students from all over the world, discover a campus alive with possibilities. A place where all the elements of your student experience come together in one place. Our supportive, energising, welcoming space creates the ideal environment for forging new connections, having fun and finding inspiration.

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Find out how to apply to us, ask your questions, and find out more.

Warwick Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is key to helping you settle in quickly.

We have 12 self-catering undergraduate halls of residence on campus.

Our student property management and lettings agency manages more than 8,000 rooms both on and off campus, and provides advice to all full-time undergraduates.

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Our campus

You won't be short of ways to spend your time on campus - whether it's visiting Warwick Arts Centre, using our incredible new sports facilities, socialising in our bars, nightclub and cafés, or enjoying an open-air event. Or if you need some peace and quiet, you can explore lakes, woodland and green spaces just a few minutes’ walk from central campus.

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Food and drink

We have lots of cafés, restaurants and shops on campus. You can enjoy great quality food and drink, with plenty of choice for all tastes and budgets. There is a convenience store on central campus, as well as two supermarkets and a small shopping centre in the nearby Cannon Park Retail Park. Several of them offer delivery services to help you stay stocked up.

And don't miss our regular food market day on the Piazza with tempting, fresh and delicious street food. Soak up the atmosphere and try something new, with mouth-watering food for all tastes.

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Clubs and societies

We currently have more than 300 student-run societies.

So whether you’re into films, martial arts, astronomy, gaming or musical theatre, you can instantly connect with people with similar interests.

Or you could try something new, or even form your own society.

Explore our societies

Sports and fitness

Staying active at Warwick is no sweat, thanks to our amazing new Sports and Wellness Hub, indoor and outdoor tennis centre, 60 acres of sports pitches, and more than 60 sports clubs.

Whether you want to compete, relax or just have fun, you can achieve your fitness goals.

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Studying on campus

Our campus is designed to cater for all of your learning needs.

You will benefit from a variety of flexible, well-equipped study spaces and teaching facilities across the University.

  • The Oculus, our outstanding learning hub, houses state-of-the-art lecture theatres and innovative social learning and network areas.
  • The University Library provides access to over one million printed works and tens of thousands of electronic journals
  • Three Learning Grids offering you flexible individual and group study spaces.

Studying at Warwick

Travel and local area

Our campus is in Coventry, a modern city with high street shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars sitting alongside medieval monuments. The Warwickshire towns of Leamington Spa and Kenilworth are also nearby.

The University is close to major road, rail and air links. London is just an hour by direct train from Coventry, with Birmingham a 20-minute trip. Birmingham International Airport is nearby (a 20-minute drive).

Travelling from campus

Wellbeing support and faith provision

Our continuous support network is here to help you adjust to student life and to ensure you can easily access advice on many different issues. These may include managing your finances and workload, and settling into shared accommodation. We also have specialist disability and mental health support teams.

Our Chaplaincy is home to Chaplains from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths. We provide regular services for all Christian denominations and a Shabbat meal every Friday for our Jewish students. There is also an Islamic prayer hall, halal kitchen and ablution facilities.

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Chaplaincy

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