Incoming students

Information for QTEM students joining us from partner institutions in 2020/21 or 2021/22

The University of Warwick
The University of Warwick is a modern world-class campus-based university located at the heart of the United Kingdom, on the outskirts of Coventry – the UK’s City of Culture for 2021. The University’s location means that you will be well connected to the major towns and cities of the UK and will be able to enjoy the countryside of Warwickshire. There is a lot of information on the University’s main website which will tell you about the University, our campus and our thriving multicultural community.

As a campus-based university, you will have immediate access to a range of social, sporting and cultural opportunities to make your time at Warwick as enjoyable and as fulfilling as possible. Please explore our campus and what it can offer you during your studies.

Warwick Business School (WBS)
WBS is a large, dynamic and thriving triple accredited school at the University of Warwick, with a vision to be Europe's leading University-based Business School. Our work is based on our drive to develop cutting-edge research, to provide a transformational learning experience and to work in partnership with policy and practice. WBS and its programmes continue to perform strongly in a diverse range of national and international rankings

All students undertaking the QTEM Masters Network Program must be selected through a competitive process involving your home institution and the central QTEM Team. Please contact your home institution for information on this process.

We expect all students to meet a minimum level of English to be able to study with us. If you are a non-native speaker of English and have not been educated in English for your current or previous degree, we expect students to meet the following criteria:

Test Minimum Overall Score
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 - all four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with a maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5
PTE Academic    70 - with 51+ in every section 
CPE/CAE 190 overall; 2 x 170, 2 x 190
TOEFL 100 – minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23











Term dates

Teaching will take place during the term dates below:


  • Spring Term:  Monday 11 January 2021 – Saturday 20 March 2021
  • Summer Term:  Monday 26 April 2021 – Saturday 3 July 2021


  • Spring Term: Monday 10 January 2022 - Saturday 19 March 2022
  • Summer Term: Monday 25 April 2022 - Saturday 2 July 2022

For the Spring Term, modules are taught across the duration of the term, so you will be studying your modules simultaneously. We expect all students to arrive no later than Monday 11 January 2021/ 10 January 2022 to be inducted and begin their studies, and students will be required to be on campus until at least Saturday 20 March 2021/ 19 March 2022 to complete their teaching. It is then up to the student if they wish to stay in the UK until their exams in late April/early May, or to return home and come back.

For the Summer Term, the modules are block taught, which means each module is taught either across one or two weeks. This means you may have weeks during the term that you are not undertaking any face to face study. The total face to face study for the Summer Term will be four weeks. However, we will be running an induction for students in the week beginning Monday 26 April 2021/ 25 April 2022, and all students will need to be on campus until the end of the term for the Business in Practice module, so we would recommend that students are resident in the UK for the duration of the Summer Term. The Summer Term modules do not have exams.

Students will have the same overall workload (including face to face hours) in both terms; the teaching is simply spread differently.

WBS Academic Programme Structure

WBS offers QTEM students the opportunity to undertake an academic term at two different points in the year:

  • Spring Term:  January-April
    > Three pathways available (Finance, Business, Analytics)
  • Summer Term:  April-July
    > Two pathways available (Business, Analytics)

In 2019/20, the modules available for the individual pathways were as follows. Please note that these are subject to change in future years::

Spring Term
Finance Stream Business Stream Analytics Stream
Alternative Investments Business Analysis and Valuation Advanced Data Analysis
Behavioural Finance Corporate Finance Forecasting
Fixed Income and Credit Risk Fundamentals of Economic Behaviour Text Analytics
Judgement and Decision Making Big Data Analysis Supply Chain Analytics


Summer Term
Business Stream Analytics Stream
Forecasting for Decision Makers Discrete Event Simulation
Behavioural Economics Pricing Analytics
Business in Practice (double weighting) Business in Practice (double weighting)


Assessment marks
WBS modules are assessed by group work, tests, examinations* and individual essays, or a combination of these methods. The UK University marking system is based on a percentage scheme (1-100%), rather than an alpha system of A-F etc. The pass mark for postgraduate modules is 50%.

* Spring Term only

If you need help securing somewhere to stay during your studies, Warwick Accommodation is on hand to help you. They offer a range of off-campus options. We would recommend staying south of the campus, in the towns of Kenilworth or Leamington Spa. Both have great bus links and plenty of lovely places for eating and drinking.

Living costs
You will need to budget for a range of expenditures during your time at Warwick including food, toiletries, laundry, social activities, travel, etc. As a guide, we would suggest that you budget for at least £600 per calendar month for general living expenses – this is in addition to your accommodation costs.  If you need any help or guidance on any financial or welfare matters, you can contact the Warwick Students' Union.

Visa advice
You will need to make sure that you have the correct visa in place as part of your preparations to study at Warwick. Please check this website to see if you need a visa to study in the UK as an exchange student.

All queries relating to your application to study at Warwick Business School should be directed to your home institution, or to the QTEM Academic & Student Affairs Manager, Eleonor de Garcia.

The latest WBS QTEM factsheet can be found here.

Once you have had a QTEM study place at WBS confirmed, if you have any queries, you can contact the team by email.

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