Incoming students

Information for QTEM students joining us from partner institutions in 2019/20

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 and our vision is to be a 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 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 maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5
PTE Academic    70 - with 51+ in every section 
CPE 190 overall; 2 x 170, 2 x 190
CAE 190 overall; 2 x 170, 2 x 190
TOEFL 100 – minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23











Term dates 2019/20

Teaching will take place during the term dates below:

Spring Term:  Monday 6 January 2020 – Saturday 14 March 2020

Summer Term:  Monday 20 April 2020 – Saturday 27 June 2020

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 6th January to be inducted and begin their studies, and students will be required to be on campus until at least Saturday 14 March 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. We will be running an induction for students in the week beginning Monday 20th April, 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.


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-June
  • Two pathways available (Business, Analytics)

For each of the available pathways, the modules you will undertake are:

Spring Term

Finance Stream

  • Alternative Investments
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Fixed Income and Credit Risk
  • Judgement and Decision Making

Business Stream

  • Business Analysis and Valuation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Fundamentals of Economics Behaviour
  • Big Data Analysis

Analytics Stream

  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Pricing Analytics
  • Supply Chain Analytics
Summer term

Business Stream

  • Forecasting for Decision Makers
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Business in Practice (double weighted)

Analytics Stream

  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Text Analytics
  • Business in Practice (double weighted)

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%.

Unfortunately we do not currently offer on-campus student housing. However, Warwick Accommodation offers a range of off-campus options and is on hand to help you find somewhere to stay during your studies. We would recommend the two towns to the south of campus, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa.

Living costs
You will need to budget for a range of expenditures during your time at Warwick including, but not limited to, food, toiletries, laundry, social activities, travel. 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 get advice and guidance from Warwick Student 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.

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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