• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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    331
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.28 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.67 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.13 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    79.8 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    14.6
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,431
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    583
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    71.3 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    86.9 / 100.0

Coventry University is committed to providing students with the best possible experience, investing in both its facilities and its innovative approach to education. Students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and a range of resources and support designed to help them succeed.

Entry Requirements

  • Offers for Coventry University’s undergraduate degree courses are based on 3 A2 levels (AAB–BCC, depending on the subject).
  • AS levels are not usually included in offers; applicants whose school or college only offers the new linear A2 level will not be disadvantaged if applying without additional qualifications.
  • Coventry University has a long history of accepting applicants with a variety of equivalent qualifications. Entry requirements are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Teaching Methods

  • Learning is based on an enquiry-led approach; students investigate real world problems as a base to their theoretical learning.
  • Employability is embedded into all learning at Coventry University.
  • Prompt feedback on assignments.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Many courses offer the opportunity to undertake work experience.
  • Students are encouraged to spend part of their degree course studying abroad in order to gain foreign language skills and a competitive advantage in the global jobs market.
  • Full-time and part-time courses are available.

Student Services and Facilities

  • TheHub is the centre of student life on campus. It houses the university’s health and wellbeing, and spirituality and faith centres, careers office and Students' Union advice centre as well as places to meet, eat and drink, an entertainment venue and a 3D cinema.
  • The Lanchester Library has 550 computer workstations and is open 24 hours a day at key times during the year.
  • The Centre for Global Engagement helps students take advantage of opportunities to study or work overseas in order to improve their foreign language proficiency and gain a competitive advantage in the global career market. The university’s Linguae Mundi programme offers informal language classes delivered by native speakers who can provide authentic cultural insights.
  • The Disruptive Media Learning Lab is a cross-university experimental unit comprising academics, learning technologists, subject librarians, educational developers and researchers.

Disability Services

  • The university has a professional team which offers support to students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties throughout their time at university. This support starts pre-application, with familiarisation events on campus and support through the application process.
  • The university has adapted student accommodation available for disabled students who choose to live in university accommodation.
  • The university’s landscaped areas and buildings are fully accessible, providing an environment that can be used by everyone, including people with physical and sensory disabilities.

Students' Union

  • Coventry University Students' Union (CUSU), based in TheHub, supports approximately 200 social clubs and societies, from academic, cultural, political and campaigning groups to sports clubs and societies based on a wide range of other interests and activities.
  • The Students' Union coordinates a volunteering service which provides students with the opportunity to gain skills and experience to enhance their CVs by volunteering in local schools, charity organisations or community groups.
  • In addition to Freshers’ Week and the annual Summer Ball, events organised by the Students' Union include a popular Varsity sports tournament and One World Week, a celebration of global culture and diversity.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The Futureworks, based in TheHub, is Coventry University’s own recruitment agency. It helps students to find flexible, part-time work locally that fits around their studies. This helps students build CV-boosting employability skills, as well as earning extra money to help make the most student life.
  • Students can find part-time work with the university itself, including work as a student ambassador. Student ambassadors play a big part in university Open Days, meeting potential applicants, answering questions and providing tours of the campus.

Careers Guidance

  • Coventry University is in the top 25% institutions in the country for Graduate Prospects, according to the latest statistics from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE).
  • In addition to the specialist Employability and Placements Units in each academic faculty, students and recent graduates of the university have access to a central Careers and Employability Unit where the team can help them define a career path and make a successful transition into work. The support offered includes guidance on writing CVs and making job applications.
  • Coventry University has strong links with both national and international employers. Students benefit from hosted engagement events where they meet and network with recruiters and other representatives from industry.
  • The careers team can also help students access the other opportunities available across the university, such as international work or study options, internships, accredited placements, volunteering opportunities and support for entrepreneurship and enterprise.

Student Mix

29,429 students in 2015–16:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 80%
  • Postgraduate 20%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 84%
  • Part Time 16%

Where students come from

  • UK 67%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 26%

Student gender

  • Male 53%
  • Female 47%

History

  • The university traces its roots back to 1843 and the Coventry School of Design. In 1970, Coventry College of Art, the Lanchester College of Technology and Rugby College of Engineering Technology combined to form Lanchester Polytechnic, named after the acclaimed automotive engineer Frederick Lanchester. Lanchester Polytechnic became Coventry Polytechnic in 1987, and then Coventry University in 1992.
  • The modern university is a truly global institution, with partnerships and students in countries across the world. It also has a strong presence nationally. Coventry University London launched in 2010, offering business-focused courses at the heart of the capital’s financial district. More recently, flexible vocational courses have been introduced in three locations under the CU brand: CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough.

Notable Alumni

  • Steve Rogers – Director, Google.
  • Philippa Snare – Director for Business, EMEA, Facebook.
  • Kevin De La Noy – film producer (The Dark Knight Rises).
  • Gerry McGovern – Design Director and Chief Creative Officer for Land Rover.
  • Linda Spence – Talent Director, EMEA, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
  • David Yelland – journalist and former editor of The Sun.
  • Gideon Coe – BBC Radio 6 presenter.
  • Debbie Isitt – film director (Nativity, Confetti).

Further Details

Address Coventry University Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB
UCAS Code C85