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The University of Warwick is a world-leading campus university, renowned for providing a strong academic challenge. We are 62nd in the QS World University Guide 2020, 9th in The Guardian University Guide 2020, and 3rd for our reputation with the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research Ltd.). However, we are much more than this. Warwick is a place that inspires, excites, invigorates and supports.

Our three Faculties – Arts, Social Sciences, and Science, Engineering and Medicine – pioneer and excel. We encourage unbounded learning and versatility of thinking, motivating students to pursue modules outside of their main department.

Life beyond study provides our students with experiences that help them boost their employability and forge connections. And support is always readily availableensurin they have the guidance, backing and confidence to achieve fulfil their full potential.

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We offer you the potential to follow your ambitions anywhere if you bring your energy and determination to succeed. Explore over 150 taught and research courses now:

Specialist postgraduate support

Our Coventry campus welcomes over 27,000 students from approximately 150 countries, including over 9,700 postgraduates (2018/19 data).

We’re dedicated to providing you with specialist support, facilities and development opportunities. We’ll connect you with your postgraduate community through social, cultural and academic events to ensure you make the most of your time at Warwick.

Work in spaces like The Postgrad Hub and the Library’s Research Exchange, where you can collaborate and socialise with peers.

New skills

Take up accredited programmes and workshops for developing your teaching and research skills. Our Careers team offers various courses including our Masters Skills Programme and Research Student Skills Programme.

Funding

In 2018/19 we allocated approximately £41million of scholarship funding to postgraduate students, helping outstanding individuals to deepen their knowledge, and reach the next level of their career. See your funding options now.

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Careers

On leaving Warwick, our graduates excel within challenging and rewarding careers, The average mean salary of all postgraduates who completed their course at Warwick in 2017, six months after graduating, was £32,000 (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey of 2016/17 graduates. We’ll help you fulfil your potential by giving you the tools to carve out the career path that’s right for you, with specialist careers support.

Campus life

Campus is always buzzing with activity, so there’s plenty to do. You can enjoy the theatres, art gallery, cinema, concerts and visiting comedians at Warwick Arts Centre. Our new Sports and Wellness Hub features amazing facilities including climbing and bouldering walls, combat studios, a spinning room and glass-backed squash courts. It also houses a gym packed with the latest cardio and strength equipment.

There are peaceful spots on campus too, with lakes, woodland and green spaces ready to explore. We also have access to a great transport network, well located for travel across the UK and Europe. This enables you to explore the local area and further afield, and travel home and back easily.

All of this means you’ll be welcomed to a safe, supportive environment, where you can grow, connect and thrive.

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For FAQs, guidance on applying, or to start your application, visit warwick.ac.uk/pg/apply. If you have further questions and can’t find the answers online, you can call our Postgraduate Admissions Service on +44 (0)24 7652 4585.

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Why choose Warwick? The Centre for Teacher Education is a leader in the teaching field with several years of experience in supporting, training and developing fantastic teachers across a range of subjects and ages. - We are an Ofsted Outstanding teacher training provider - Warwick has been training teachers for over 40 years - Warwick is part of the Russell Group, representing outstanding teaching and learning experiences - We work with over 300 schools in eight different Local Education Authorities to deliver high quality training - You will be taught using the most current technology - 99% of our trainees rate the course as good or outstanding - You will be taught by highly experienced professionals who have a national reputation for the quality of their training - 97% of trainees complete our courses - Our employment rate is 97% - Upon completing this course you gain 90 credits at master's level, allowing you to fast-track to stage two of a master's degree - As an alumni, our Professional Development team will support you through a range of CPD programmes to support your career progression - Our courses attract a diverse range of ages and backgrounds, creating a welcoming, inclusive and supportive community

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The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance is a large and broadly-based research community with a high international reputation. The Centre is one of few UK organisations to be a member of F.I.S.I.E.R. (the Fédération internationale des Sociétés et Instituts pour l’Etude de la Renaissance) and of the Consortium of Renaissance Centers associated with the Newberry Library’s Center for the Renaissance (Chicago). Other collaborations involve the universities of Ca’Foscari (Venice), Durham, East Anglia Ruskin, Paris-IV (Sorbonne), Sheffield, and The Warburg Institute London. The Centre has long been involved in the promotion of the Renaissance Society of America’s activities by encouraging its members to attend the RSA Annual Meetings. Since 2011 it has acquired the status of Associate Organization.

The Centre aims to promote learning and research in the history and culture of the Renaissance. It offers a graduate programme, hosts visiting fellows and postdoctoral researchers, and generally provides opportunities to colleagues within the university and in partnership with academic institutions in Britain and abroad to mount research projects and organise seminars and conferences to advance and stimulate our understanding of the Renaissance’s cultural heritage.

The Centre is also delighted to be able to offer a new Postgraduate Venice Programme, a unique initiative by a British University, giving our postgraduate students the opportunity to spend a full university term in Venice studying the city's art, history and culture together with History and Art History students. The Warwick programme is celebrating 40 years in Venice and the University's new base, the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, provides an excellent focus for our teaching and research activities in the city.

The University of Warwick itself boasts an unusually high concentration of staff with research interests in the Renaissance period, many of whom are recognised international experts in their field. Their joint expertise offers unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Staff who teach for the Centre are drawn from the departments of Classics, English, French, History, History of Art and Italian.

Geographically, the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance has particular strengths in Renaissance and Early-Modern England and Britain, Italy, France, and central Europe (especially Germany and Switzerland). Particularly strong topics include:

• History of the Book and Reading Practices
• Religious Art, Polemics, Thought, and Literature
• The Classical Tradition (including neo-Latin and vernacular cultures; Plato; Aristotle)
• The History of Ideas (especially science and medicine, ethics and politics)
• Theatre and Performance (especially in England)
• Gender
• Society and Power
• Court and Civic Culture
• Renaissance Learned Culture (including humanist circles, academies, universities)
• Popular Culture
• Visual Culture and Debates on the Arts
• Venetian Economy, Art and Culture
• Travel, Colonialism and the New World

Warwick is well-placed to offer teaching and research programmes in Renaissance Studies, both because of its own staffing resources and library provisions (which offers excellent electronic resources such as ITER , BIHR, Early English Books Online and The Making of the Modern World), and because of its proximity to major research collections at Oxford, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and London. In addition, it has well-established links with other prestigious centres of Renaissance excellence, including the Warburg Institute in London and the Newberry Library in Chicago. The Centre also maintains ERASMUS student-exchange programmes with the University of Venice (Cà Foscari) and the Centre V.-L. Saulnier (Sorbonne, Paris).

Warwick's Campus itself provides a pleasant environment both for studying and living, thanks to carefully landscaped grounds, on-campus facilities such as shops, banks and cafés, and an Arts Centre which offers a varied programme of concerts, opera and theatre performances, films, and exhibitions.

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Life at Warwick University – A country wide poll recently voted Warwick Campus the best in the UK. It is lively and cosmopolitan supporting students and staff from over 120 different countries.
It is very self-contained and includes shops, banks, post office, launderettes, hairdressers, travel agent, a Health Centre and numerous cafes, bars and restaurants.
The University of Warwick has the largest arts centre on any campus outside of London, boasting two theatres, a concert hall, a cinema and an art gallery.
The sporting life is great at Warwick whatever your preference. There are excellent facilities accompanied by the enthusiasm and encouragement from our dedicated sports staff.
The Student’s Union provides great entertainment with bars, dance venues, food outlets, student representation at all levels, and societies and sports clubs that cater for every interest.
Warwick University has a great location in the heart of England and is easy to reach from all parts of the UK and abroad by train, car or air. The bustling city of Coventry is about 15 minutes away, whilst there are several other good places within easy reach: Birmingham, UK’s second city and the historic towns of Kenilworth, Warwick, Stratford and Leamington Spa.

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About the Department
Ranked consistently in the top 5 English departments in British Universities (see University Guide 2012)
An internationally diverse and vibrant cohort of expert staff
Ranked third in The Guardian's teaching quality table in 2011
A major base for research into comparative literary studies and offers distinctive and imaginative programmes of study at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
Scored a 100% at 4* (highest possible) rating for the department's 'Environment and Esteem' in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
Established strengths in comparative European literatures, World Literature, medieval and early modern studies, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, Romanticism, literary and cultural theory, literature and religion, translation studies
More recent areas of focus include colonial and postcolonial studies, world literature, drama and performance, and contemporary writing
Home to the Warwick Writing Programme, the largest and most comprehensive of its type in Europe

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The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick is home to 300 undergraduates, 140 taught postgraduates, 65 PhD students, and 40 full time academic staff, allowing it to bring together expertise in a range of subdisciplines in Political Science, including International Political Economy, International Relations, Security Studies, Development Studies and Comparative Politics. And the flexibility of our postgraduate degree programme structure means that you will be able to tailor your course to suit your interests.

PAIS is proud to recruit students from all over the world. This year 54 different countries are represented in our postgraduate cohort. Each year, a significant proportion of our intake is made up of individuals returning to study after several years in the world of business or the public sector. Many such applicants are driven by the need to acquire a sound theoretical and methodological base to allow them to proceed to the next level in their chosen career path.

Course structure

All of PAIS’s postgraduate modules are taught in small seminar groups with a maximum size of fifteen, ensuring that you will benefit from personal interaction with the Department’s expert staff.

PAIS runs seven different MA/Diploma programmes, each with its own core module. Students pick from a wide range of optional modules, with choices including ‘The Politics of Global Finance’, ‘New Security Challenges’, ‘East Asian Development Models’ and ‘Terrorism and Counterterrorism’. The core modules of other PAIS postgraduate programmes are available to all other students as optional modules. Students can also take selected modules from other departments, including Economics, Law, Sociology and Philosophy.

You do not need to sit any examinations on the PAIS postgraduate degree programmes. Your core module is assessed by two short timed assignments (questions are collected on a Friday afternoon, and a short essay submitted the following Monday morning) and a longer research essay. All PAIS optional modules (including core modules taken as options) are assessed by research essays.

As well as studying taught modules, MA students complete a 10,000 word dissertation, which is supervised by a member of PAIS’s academic staff during the summer term.

Research environment

PAIS is a major Political Science research centre. We have around 65 PhD students registered at any one time, and our MA Politics degree is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-recognised research training programme.

The Department is home to several research centres and projects. The Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) focuses on International Political Economy. Centre Director Professor Leonard Seabrooke led the recent Warwick Commission on International Financial Reform, the findings of which have been widely disseminated. CSGR is also the administrative centre of the Building Global Democracy Programme. PAIS Professor Stuart Croft is the director of the £2.4m New Security Challenges programme. PAIS Professor Shirin Rai is director of the multi-site, Leverhulme Trust-funded Gendered Ceremony and Ritual in Parliament Programme. PAIS is also home to numerous other groups, including the Centre for Ethics, Law and Public Affairs, the Centre for Studies in Democratisation and the Warwick Global Development Society. Every week during term time, PAIS hosts its Seminar Series, a lecture slot where guest speakers present their research. All of these activities and events provide a vibrant research environment, from which our postgraduate students greatly benefit.

Life at the university

Warwick’s central campus can fulfil all of your studying, socialising, and recreational needs. Unlike some other universities, at Warwick you will never have to use a bus to travel between classes. Everything is within easy walking distance. As well as the central University library, the central campus is home to the Learning Grid, a facility that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day except Christmas Day!

Many postgraduate students choose to live in one of the central campus’s halls of residence. When allocating accommodation, the University gives priority to overseas students who apply to the University before the end of July.

After you graduate

All of PAIS’s MA programmes will prepare you for doctoral research. Warwick is also a great place to forge a network of contacts that will help you fulfil your career ambitions after you graduate – or even before! Several of our students proceed to internships and employment immediately after handing in their dissertations! Alando Terrelonge, one of 2009’s MA International Relations students, is now an intern at FRIDE, a leading European think tank. Inga Werdes, an MA International Political Economy graduate from the same year, is a Parliamentary Advisor in the European Parliament. As well as opportunities such as these, our graduates have gone on to careers in civil service, NGOs, management, consultancy, public relations, and many other areas!

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The Department of Statistics is one of the largest and lively in the UK. The work of the department covers a wide range of topics in probability and statistics, including mathematical and theoretical aspects as well as applications to many different fields. The research expertise of the staff is reflected in the quality of postgraduate teaching and student supervision, as well as in the wide choice of topics on offer to students for their Master’s dissertation or research theses. In 2002 Research Assessment Exercise, a grade of 5* was awarded.

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We are ranked as the UK's top film and Television Studies department in The Times Good University Guide 2015 and the Complete University Guide 2015. The quality of our research was also assessed 1st in the UK among Film and Television Studies departments.

As a postgraduate with us, you have access to our dedicated £3.5m facility, which includes four screening theatres served by 35mm and high-definition digital projection. These are regularly used for open screenings, research groups, and seminars with a special study room reserved for our postgraduates. You will have access to an unparalleled collection of film and TV off-air recordings (over 20,000), books and journals, and every week during teaching prints are hired and projected for all courses.

We have a worldwide reputation for the quality of our teaching and research within the fields of film and television aesthetics, history and theory. Our Master's programmes offer students scope to choose which of our scholars to work with – all of our staff play an active part in teaching and supervising on our graduate programmes.

Our staff received a 95% overall satisfaction rating and a 98% satisfaction for teaching quality by our students in the National Student Survey 2015. Our primary strength is our staff, and you will benefit from our superb staff-to-student ration that on our taught MA is normally restricted to twelve students. This balance provides an unusual level of access to leading scholars with a passionate commitment to teaching. Supervision of MA dissertations and MPhil and PhD theses is frequent, structured and monitored.

Pease note that Film and Television Studies at Warwick is not the same as Media Studies, Communications Studies or Journalism Studies. You will also see that we do not offer any training in the skills of practical filmmaking. Instead, we offer modules which make more use of the kinds of methodologies employed in the study of English Literature, History and Art History than those practised in the sociological analysis of communications industries.

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The Law School:
Warwick Law School pioneered the study of law in its social, political and economic context. The School’s research follows many tracks, emphasising historical, international, comparative, theoretical and cross-cultural approaches. Its contextual approach encompasses criminal, commercial, corporate, environmental and human rights law. Interdisciplinary strengths include, law and development, law and gender and law and humanities. Our research underpins how we teach, leading to distinctive research-led modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our graduates are sought after for their strengths in both legal doctrine and in thinking about law imaginatively and contextually. The desirability of these skills is reflected in our graduates’ high employment rates.

Postgraduate Study:
From the first intake of students at Warwick Law School in 1968, postgraduate legal education has played a central role in the school’s life. Our approach to legal education is contextual, critical and global. Our teaching, as well as providing students with a solid foundation in the technical aspects of the law, examines law and legal institutions within a wider context. It encourages students to consider the social, economic, political and philosophical dimensions of the law. This wider perspective enables students to develop a critical understanding of the role of law, thus providing them with the necessary tools to understand, promote and respond to legal change in the private and public sectors and in the global arena. Given prevailing global conditions, our contextual approach necessarily involves making students aware of developments beyond the narrow confines of individual nation states. The Warwick approach to legal education is internationally recognised as innovative and has achieved the highest ratings at the national level.

Members of staff teaching on our programmes have vast experience in their respective fields and many are engaged in collaborative research with academic institutions worldwide, assisting governments, advising international organisations, and participating in the work of NGOs. These activities greatly contribute towards enhancing the learning environment of our postgraduate students.

Student Population:
Warwick’s total student population is 23,000, of whom around 10,000 are postgraduates aiming towards a Master’s degree or undertaking doctoral study. Warwick is proud of its reputation for being an international trail-blazer; our diverse international student community consists of international students from over 130 countries with many of our faculty also from overseas, attracted by the excellent research facilities as well as by the University’s reputation for excellence. At any one time, the Law School’s postgraduate community will consist of around 150 students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including practicing lawyers, government officials, judges, members of national and international NGOs, young academics and officials from international organisations.

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Located in the heart of England, on the county borders of Warwickshire and the West Midlands, Warwick is conveniently situated between urban and rural communities and at the heart of a major road and rail network. The University’s 292 hectare beautifully landscaped campus is unique. Providing a vibrant and multicultural environment; it offers a good balance between studying and relaxing. Surrounded by lakes, woods and wildlife, Warwick’s campus is well-equipped, holding all the facilities you will need for modern living. Alongside an extensive library (with a dedicated law librarian), an award winning careers service, a state of the art learning grid and a postgraduate hub, you will also find shops, banks, a post office, a pharmacy, an excellent Sports Centre and language centre, a buzzing Students’ Union, a selection of bars and cafes and the largest performing Arts Centre of its kind outside of London.


Postgraduate legal scholarship at Warwick Law School is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Applying to join our vibrant and successful community is to become an integral part of Warwick Law School. Should you require any further information or would simply like to discuss your plans in more detail, please get in touch with us directly and we will be very happy to provide whatever assistance we can. You will find our website a helpful source of the most up-to-the-minute information about the postgraduate activities of the School.

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At the forefront of interdisciplinary research and teaching in Life Sciences, the School is home to internationally recognised research scientists and high quality facilities.

Research in the School of Life Sciences ranges from molecular through cellular to the organism level and spans bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, animals and plants. It is supported by state-of-the-art computational and experimental technologies. Studying this diversity allows us to identify many common principles that operate across the breadth of living systems.

Internationally recognised scientists undertake research in the following areas:

Cell Biology
Gene Expression
Molecular Systems Biology
Infectious Disease
Developmental Biology
Molecular Structure and Mechanism
Environmental Microbiology
Neuroscience
Environmental Resource Management
Plant Science
Epidemiology


Life Science research at Warwick is much broader than the School alone and our dynamic and highly motivated research groups work closely with Warwick Systems Biology, Warwick Medical School and the departments of Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering (amongst others) to provide productive interdisciplinary collaborations and projects. Indeed, we have research projects and teaching links with every faculty in the University.

The Warwick Crop Centre is an integral part of Life Sciences and delivers high quality research and training for land-based industries.

Quality Teaching

Warwick offers a range of popular undergraduate and postgraduate degrees reflecting our expertise across a diversity of Life Sciences disciplines. Modern teaching laboratories and good teaching and learning support provide our students with flexible and relevant programmes and the opportunity to study alongside world-class researchers and academics.

In addition to taught and research degree courses, we offer a portfolio of professional development courses, including accredited modules for postgraduate awards and degrees.

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Our vision is to be Europe’s leading University-based Business School, developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business. Our vision is supported by our three-fold?mission?statement: 1. To develop cutting-edge research that leads debate and deepens our understanding of the practice of business and management. 2. To provide a transformational learning experience, enabling our stakeholders to realise their full potential. 3. To work in partnership with policy and practice, both in terms of our research and teaching activities, to catalyse the impact of our work. Our mission statement captures who we are, the essence of what we do, and where we aim to be.

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WMG is an academic department of the University of Warwick, one of the UK's top ten universities and a member of the elite Russell Group organisation of universities signifying the very best in research, teaching and learning experience with unrivalled links with industries. WMG offers unrivalled postgraduate education to over 1500 students around the world each year. Our business and management focussed Master's courses are particularly well designed for those wishing to work in technology-led industries, giving you the advantage in the employment market whilst providing you with the skills and knowledge to work in a variety of sectors. Occupying an essential position between academia and industry, our teaching staff all have backgrounds in industry whilst our research projects are dedicated to finding solutions to real world problems enabling our students to benefit from first-hand understanding of the issues facing modern industry today. WMG MSc Courses Several of our MSc courses are endorsed by a number of accrediting bodies, including the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and are designed to develop management and leadership skills within technology-led industries. Many courses also carry the opportunity for professional accreditation. Our portfolio of Master's courses are suitable for students with a wide range of backgrounds and aspirations. Usually an honours degree in a business, engineering, or scientific discipline is required, however a number of our courses are also suitable for numerate graduates from other disciplines. For admission onto these programmes you should have obtained at least a second class British honours degree (or equivalent). Students from non-English speaking countries will also be required to provide an English language qualification. Minimum requirements are IELTS 6.5 or Pearson Test in English (Academic) 62. Other English language qualifications may be accepted. Please see our English requirements page for further details. After your studies WMG has strong bonds with industry, which are used to draw real-world insights into the teaching and to create a dynamic learning culture. This leads to graduates being sought-after for their understanding and experience of the business world coupled with technological excellence. Several international companies visit WMG each year to recruit directly through our placements scheme - recent recruiters include BMW, Crane, TATA Technologies, Intel, Reckitt-Benckiser, JLR, Apple, IBM, Caterpillar to name but a few. The University of Warwick's career service is also highly proactive and offers great support to both current students and alumni.

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