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FAQs about Application

When can I start my postgraduate study at Warwick?

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.

Can I study part-time?

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 advice at warwicksu dot com or the International Office on regarding visa issues.

Can I track the progress of my Application?

You will receive updates on the progress of your application by email from the Postgraduate Admissions Team. If you apply online, you may track the status of your application online. Otherwise, you can contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office.

Do I need to pay an application assessment fee?

There is a non-refundable application assessment fee for taught postgraduate courses. The application assessment fee is currently set at £50 for online applications and £75 for paper applications*. Please note that this will increase to £55 for online applications and £80 for paper applications from 1st November 2017. We cannot consider applications until the application assessment fee is paid.

We aim to provide applicants with a decision as soon as possible after their application. We therefore begin processing applications immediately upon receipt of the application assessment fee (where applicable). For this reason the application assessment fee is non-refundable. Other cancellation rights that applicants have are not affected.

*Fees are subject to change.

How do I fund my degree?

More information on fees and funding opportunities can be found on the Fees and Funding Pages.

Students with Disabilities and Specific Learning Difficulties

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:

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.


Email our Postgraduate Admissions Team

Call us on +44 (0) 24 7652 4585
Fax us on +44 (0) 24 7652 4649

Write to us at:

Postgraduate Admissions
University House
University of Warwick

Application deadlines

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.