University of Warwick



These Scholarships are for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Warwick and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Warwick Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Warwick.

The Following Information has been provided by the University of Warwick:

The University of Warwick is globally connected, forward-looking and entrepreneurial. We create new ways of thinking and achieving: making us stand out from our competitors and the more ‘traditional universities’ and creating an inspiring place to study and undertake research.

Warwick is one of the UK’s great success stories.  In less than fifty years since being founded we’ve become one of the UK’s best universities, consistently at the top of UK league tables and we’re rapidly climbing the international league tables of world class universities.

We’re a university that champions independent thinking and as well as being founded, first and foremost, on academic excellence, a key driver of the Warwick success story so far is our entrepreneurial spirit - a key strength is our relevance to society and our close links with business and industry. Companies tap into Warwick knowledge to develop their own strengths and ensure they remain at the cutting edge within their industries. And that cutting edge insight is developed out of truly world class research: Warwick ranks 7th overall in the UK according to the latest Research Assessment Exercise.

To understand how Warwick has come so far in such a short space of time is to understand the character of the University.  The success of Warwick, underpinned by innovation, entrepreneurialism and academic excellence, is driven by the exceptional talent of our staff, students and alumni.

As a student at Warwick, you’ll be part of this dynamic community where knowledge is being created, rather than simply being described. Our academics are brilliant at their research and feed that into their teaching, creating a dynamic, challenging and inspiring learning environment.

You’ll be equally inspired by your fellow students. Warwick students share in and contribute to the spirit of the University. Our student community is ambitious, passionate about learning, proactive and takes advantage of the many opportunities available to them, academically and socially. Opportunities which, combined with Warwick’s quality of education, will enable you to go as far as you want in life.

An international postgraduate community

You will become part of a thriving postgraduate community that accounts for 45% of Warwick’s total student population. It is an international community: 41.8% of our research students and 47.8% of our taught Master’s students come from outside the UK as does 34.1% of our academic staff.

Our campus is home to staff and students from 150 different countries. It is a truly cosmopolitan campus, where internationalism is promoted and celebrated in a variety of student-led events to which postgraduates make an important contribution. For example, one World Week, the world’s largest student-run festival, is packed with events that celebrate the international culture and diversity of our student body.  TedxWarwick is another annual event with an international perspective organised by Warwick students – an ideas conference run under the banner of ted, the non-profit international organisation that runs the celebrated website. the Warwick economics summit is the largest student-run academic conference of its kind in Europe and attracts inspirational speakers from across the world, while the Warwick international development summit is a unique and internationally recognised weekend event that aims to raise awareness of development issues.

Postgraduate Research

Research is the core of Warwick’s mission as a university. Ranked seventh in the UK for research

excellence in the last government research Assessment exercise (2008), Warwick aims to

become an undisputed world leader in research and scholarship.

A number of Warwick departments have been listed in the top 50 in their subject tables in the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject.

These departments include:

  • History 16th
  • Economics 19th
  • Mathematics 23rd
  • Politics 23rd
  • Sociology 23rd
  • Modern Languages (French / German / Italian) 26th
  • English 30th
  • Statistics 30th
  • Law 36th
  • WBS (Accounting and Finance) 40th

Warwick currently has around 1700 Postgraduate students studying for the degrees of PhD, MPhil, MD, Professional Doctorates and Master's Degrees by Research.

Postgraduates form the bedrock of this research culture, helping to establish the University’s reputation for research excellence and making a real contribution to the intellectual life of the Warwick community.

As a postgraduate member of Warwick’s international research community, you will encounter scholars from across the world. Our Institute of Advanced Study, through its Visiting Fellowship Scheme, regularly brings to the University academics of international importance, who particularly work with our postgraduate students. The Institute also arranges exclusive events for PhD students where they can meet and work with more senior researchers

An international experience

At Warwick, you will join a University that is international in outlook and ethos as well as in the composition of its student body. We regard all students as international students, whatever their country of origin. We aim to equip all our students with the knowledge and skills that will help them succeed in our increasingly inter-connected world.  

At postgraduate level we offer courses with an international perspective; exposure to collaborative research projects carried out with partner institutions around the world; opportunities to engage on campus with scholars of international renown; encouragement to attend overseas conferences where you can meet other people working in your field; skills training that is focussed on postgraduate requirements and on the global market place. you will also have the opportunity to meet visiting scholars from across the world: our institute of Advanced study, through its visiting Fellowship scheme, regularly brings to the University scholars of international importance who work particularly with our postgraduate students.

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Winners of Warwick Marshall Scholarship


Joshua Bennett
US University: University of Pennsylvania

JoshuaBennettA Yonkers, New York native, Joshua Bennett will graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in Africana Studies and English. He is a professional performance poet, and has recited his original work at events such as the Sundance Film Festival, The NAACP Image Awards, and President Obama's evening of poetry and music at the White House. When he is not on the road, Joshua enjoys watching indie films, listening to Lupe Fiasco, and playing Scrabble with his mom. Next year, he will pursue a Master of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick.


Maxwell Alderman
US University: University of Nevada-Reno

Maxwell Alderman

Reno native Max Alderman graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Nevada-Reno with a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science. A Thompson, National Merit, and Carrie Layman Scholar, Max focuses on twentieth-century continental philosophy and compared the early ontology of Jean-Paul Sartre to Emmanuel Levinas' metaphysics in his honor's thesis. At Warwick University, he will pursue an MPhil in philosophy. Max is a two-time national champion of collegiate parliamentary debate, as well as the 2011 Debate All-American and a US Department of State Critical Language Scholar. Outside the classroom, he enjoys art, theater, LGBTQ activism, and eating massive amounts of cookies.