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Coventry University

United Kingdom
Overview

Overview

The main campus of Coventry University is based in the centre of England in the city of Coventry, with Coventry University London just an hour away by train. As a top five UK student city (QS Best Student Cities Index 2023) Coventry offers students the benefits of both a great city experience and a campus with a thriving community. The university was shortlisted for UK University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

TheHub is the heart of student life on campus and a natural place to meet like-minded people and potentially life-long friends. Student experience is a priority for the university, which is recognized in its shortlist for University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

With 15,000 international students enrolled from over 150 countries worldwide making up a significant portion of the student population, there are plenty of opportunities to meet people from all over the world while studying one of the over 250 undergraduate and postgraduate courses available.

The Coventry campus is undergoing constant redevelopment. Recent investments include the multi-million-pound Alison Gingell building, offering Health and Life Sciences students the opportunity to experience real-world healthcare scenarios with a fully equipped ambulance, operating theatre and sports therapy clinic.

The new GDP 25 million Beatrice Shilling Building is home to a host of facilities including a gaming and virtual reality studio, a specialist area for 3D printing and rapid prototyping, a laser facility and physics and electronics laboratories.

The university has also invested GBP 89 million in accommodation between 2016 and 2019, including Bishopgate, Godiva Place and The Cycle Works, which are all located within easy walking distance of the main campus.

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What's new

What's new

International Pathway programmes

Coventry University has launched International Pathway programmes for students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for degree courses:

  • International Foundation Year
  • International Year One
  • and International Pre-Master's

Students will have the opportunity to progress to their chosen degree by studying one of the academic pathways on offer, including International Pathway programmes.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Building Redevelopment

The university is in the final stages of the redevelopment of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities' new Delia Derbyshire building.

This building complex includes exciting new facilities, creative technologies and spaces which will significantly enhance the ability of Coventry students to engage with its innovative programmes and to learn in exciting new ways. This game-changing investment for the university represents a huge vote of confidence in the creative and cultural sector, and in what the university and its students can achieve.

These new spaces include a hyper-studio for experimental, collaborative projects with external partners and students from other courses and faculties, new immersive studios for sound and vision (AR VR XR), new photography and film production facilities, hack labs, post-production and games suites, a new gallery, and fully updated creative practice studios, workshops and fabrication spaces.

These spaces are not just for the benefit of our students and the expansion of their teaching and learning experience the university is delighted to welcome the local, national and international community to involve themselves in the spaces and the ongoing work at the university.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Coventry University has an excellent teaching reputation. In 2019, the university was awarded a five-star overall rating for the first time in the QS Stars awards system, confirming the breadth of excellence across teaching, research and other key indicators.

Teaching excellence is combined with practical experience to prepare students for professional careers. Students work with world-renowned researchers and the university is known for research which tackles global issues. The focus of its research areas falls under five categories:

  • Intelligent products and processes, including work in hydrogen fuel cell cars and autonomous cars.
  • Health and wellbeing, including children's literacy and mental health.
  • Creative cultures, including transport design and digital environments.
  • Sustainability and resilience, including bee populations and rail infrastructure.
  • Safety and security, including cybersecurity and migration.

Alongside the opportunity to research and study these innovative specialisations with expert researchers, students are also given the opportunity to gain practical experience.

From a moot room at the Coventry Law School to operating rooms, a midwifery suite and therapeutic treatment rooms at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, students gain practical experience which will help them to achieve their career goals after leaving university.

The university also houses the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, a project which brings together academics, researchers, and technologists to find the best ways of learning, and then put them into practice across the university.

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Department structure

Department structure

Coventry University is made up of four faculties:

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Coventry University has a rich heritage of developing talented artists and designers. As the oldest part of the university, the faculty now boasts specialist resources and state-of-the-art technology, recognising changes in the arts and preparing students to become talented professionals. The faculty includes:

  • The School of Art and Design
  • The School of Humanities
  • The School of Media and Performing Arts

The Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Situated in the birthplace of the British motor industry and the historical heart of UK manufacturing, the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing enjoys a global reputation for business-focused research and teaching. The faculty is comprised of:

  • The School of Computing, Mathematics and Data Sciences
  • The School of Energy, Construction and Environment
  • The School of Future Transport Engineering
  • The School of Mechanical Engineering

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The faculty is home to the largest selection of forward-thinking vocational health and social care courses in the Midlands and consists of:

  • The School of Life Sciences
  • The School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences
  • The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Faculty of Business and Law

Made up of the Coventry Business School and Coventry Law School, the faculty offers several specialisations. Coventry Business School specialises in economics, finance and accounting, marketing and management, and strategy and leadership, offering a range of research and academic programmes alongside industry experience. Coventry Law School's specialisations include International Law and Oil, and Gas and Energy Law. Students have access to the Moot room, to practice in a realistic, modern courtroom during their studies.

Further information on all our Faculties and Schools can be found on the university's website.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary according to the region an applicant is applying from, and what course they are applying for. The accepted entry requirements and their levels can be found, according to country of application.

For most undergraduate courses, students will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or an equivalent English qualification, and they will be asked to provide evidence of their English language test on application.

For students who wish to top up their English language skills, Coventry University offers pre-sessional English courses so that students can gain the required level of language skills to move on to their undergraduate or postgraduate courses. It can help to better prepare students for the demands of academic study and is also an excellent opportunity to meet other international students who are looking to study at Coventry University. For a full list of the pre-sessional English courses and their costs, please visit the website.

Pathway Programmes at Coventry University

Coventry University offers high quality preparation programmes for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred undergraduate or postgraduate course. The university supports students to achieve the academic and/or English grades they need and help gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.

Students can choose from an International Foundation, an International Year One, or International Pre Master's course. Each will have its own entry requirements which can be checked on the university's website.

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Sponsorship and funding

Sponsorship and funding

Coventry University frequently offers scholarships to help the best and brightest students achieve their potential. The university understands the financial challenges of studying abroad, and subsequently offer hundreds of scholarships of different values, covering a wide selection of eligibility criteria. These include specific offerings for students from certain countries or regions, for outstanding candidates with specific abilities or outstanding academic achievement and for particular programmes at the university. Students are encouraged to visit the university website for the latest scholarships available, including the eligibility criteria and requirements of each. This applies to students who are looking to start in January, May or September, in Coventry or at the London campus of the institution.

Discover scholarships

Coventry University provides scholarships for students depending on the course they enrol on. Students can browse all of the available scholarships through the university's website.

International pathways scholarships

International students who don't satisfy the criteria for direct entry onto their chosen Coventry University course, at undergraduate or postgraduate level, can enrol on an international year or pre-master's course.

Additional financial support with a value of GBP 3,000 is available to help ambitious students complete their international pathway programme-it can be used towards tuition, living or accommodation expenses.

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Facilities

Facilities

The Coventry campus offers a range of excellent facilities, both social and academic, including:

TheHub

The centre of student life on campus, TheHub includes a food court, local shop and the students' union, a perfect social space for students. It also includes the Health and Wellbeing Centre, which features centres for disabilities, counselling and mental health services alongside the Medical Centre. There is also a Spirituality and Faith Centre, a non-denominational chapel and Muslim prayer rooms. Finally, TheHub is home to the career's services team, who help students find the right place for them after graduation.

Accommodation

The university offers a range of comfortable, secure and reasonably prices accommodation options, purposefully designed to meet the students' needs. There is also a Residential Life programme in all university-owned and partner-owned accommodation which schedules events and social occasions throughout the year to help students connect.

Library

Based over five floors, the recently refurbished Lanchester Library features world-class facilities offering excellent resources. Students have access to the IT Service Desk and eLearning Unit, the Centre for Academic Writing, and photocopying and printing facilities. They can also explore the 6,000 strong DVD catalogue or borrow one of the 50 laptops. The library is open 24/7 during term time for student use.

University Sports Centre

Just across from TheHub, the Sport Centre is home to the university's sports clubs, both competitive and recreational. Students are also able to join Coventry Sport and Recreation Centre, based within campus, to access gyms and classes.

Students can explore these facilities by viewing the latest campus map.

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(4.5)
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4.0
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4.5
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4.5
Teaching Quality
4.0
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4.0
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Student help is really helpful. They also responded to students’ need and complaints fast
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Coventry University Coventry University
Rated4/5based on2 student reviews
The environment is great for students Customer reviews:
Coventry University - by, 2020-01-30
4.0/ 5 stars
Coventry University Coventry University
Rated4/5based on2 student reviews
Student help is really helpful. They also responded to students’ need and complaints fast Customer reviews:
Coventry University - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
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Coventry University Coventry University
Rated4/5based on2 student reviews
The environment is great for students Customer reviews:
Coventry University - by, 2020-01-30
4.0/ 5 stars
Coventry University Coventry University
Rated4/5based on2 student reviews
Student help is really helpful. They also responded to students’ need and complaints fast Customer reviews:
Coventry University - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars

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