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Coventry University

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Name

Coventry University

Address

Priory Street,
Coventry,
CV1 5FB

Tel

024 7688 7688

Fax

024 7688 8638

Web

www.coventry.ac.uk

Email

[email protected]

Overview

Address and Location

Located in the heart of the UK, Coventry University is set across a 33-acre, purpose-built campus in Coventry city centre. In recent years the institution has invested £160m on new facilities to cope with its steady expansion.  
 

Background and History

Founded in 1843 as Coventry College of Design, in 1970 the college amalgamated with Lanchester College of Technology and Rugby College of Engineering Technology to become Lanchester Polytechnic. The institution was granted power to award its own degrees in 1992, assuming its current title of university.

Location and Accessibility

By Road: Being centrally-placed means Coventry is accessible from any direction. From London, take the M1 and then M45 and continue along the A45. From the south, take the M40 and then exit at Junction 15, following the A46 towards the city. From the north, exit the M1 at Junction 21 and then follow the M69. The university is well signposted from the city ring road.

By Rail: Coventry station is on all major intercity routes. On arrival take a taxi or bus to the campus, or walk the 15-20 minute journey along Friars Road, Little Park Street and Earl Street.

Accessibility: The university Disabilities Office is on hand to help students with specific needs. Located at The Hub, the office runs assessments for potential student needs, offers information on the Disabled Students' Allowance and liaises with relevant schools or departments where necessary.

What's on Offer

BSc, BA, BEng, Foundation, MA, MEng, MDes, MSc, HND, HNC, LLB, PgCert, PgDip

Entry Requirements

Degree places at Coventry require students to have five GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above and three A2 Levels (or equivalent). Some courses may require specific qualifications. For more information check the Course section of the Coventry University website.

Accommodation

University Accommodation

Coventry's halls of residence provide exceptional support and security services, and are available as shared or private rooms.    

Private Accommodation

The city centre provides plenty of accommodation for second and third-year students. The university is on hand to help students find new housing.

Courses and Fees

Academic Strengths and Research Profile

Coventry University's academic reputation has grown considerably over recent years, partly due to new partnerships with research institutions across the globe. The university is well-known for its commitment to enterprise and graduate employability, coming highly commended' for the support it offers to student entrepreneurs.

Tuition fees

Fees for undergraduate courses currently cost £9,000 per year. Fees for international students and postgraduates vary, for more information please see the university website.

Accessibility: A variety of scholarships and means-tested bursaries are available to undergraduates and postgraduates. Check the university website for more details.

Facilities

Academic Facilities

The university's Lanchester Library is open long hours, offers full disabled access and provides a variety of study environments. Elsewhere, the university's laboratory and lecture facilities are generally of a good standard.  

Other on-site Amenities

The Library Learning Lounge provides a relaxed group-working and refreshment area. The university also offers free student membership to indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a modern IT suite, cafe bar and bookshop.  

Medical and Social Care

Being centrally situated, there are plenty of medical practices for students to choose from and the university also hosts its own health centre. The university's Spirituality and Faith Centre and dedicated chaplaincy give guidance to anyone who requires it, and the Students' Union (CUSU) offers student support in many forms.

What's on in the Area

Minutes from the university is Coventry's most cosmopolitan quarter, Priory Place. Here you'll find all types of world cuisine - Thai, Italian, Lebanese, Malaysian, Indian and everything in between. Plenty of bars, pubs and clubs are dotted about the city centre. Coventry's main stage complex, Belgrade Theatre, hosts an exciting schedule of plays and productions.

Moving On

Coventry's Careers and Employability Service focuses on the workplace skills and abilities of its students by offering advice on module choices, CV writing, interview techniques and self-marketing. The centre also helps students organise work experience and industry placements.

Did you know?

Coventry's Department of Industrial Design won The Queen's Anniversary Prize for its work in automotive design. Well-known Coventry alumni include BBC radio broadcaster Gideon Coe and journalist David Yelland. Pete Waterman became an honorary graduate of the university in 2001 for his services to popular music.

Is Coventry University the place for you?

For a respected degree and excellent links to industry, Coventry makes an ideal choice. The city's modern, concrete-heavy feel may not appeal to everyone however - for a big city that's easier on the eye, head to Sheffield or Liverpool.

Videos

Coventry University: Student LifeCoventry University: Campus TourCoventry University: Being a Student in CoventryFor more videos on the Coventry student experience with course and student profiles, why not check out theCoventry University YouTube Channel?
89% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
30% Course Work
£6,976 Max Fee
£7,242 Average Uni Accomodation
£5,015 Private Accomodation
90% Go on to work or study
75% Employed after 6 months
£21,236 Average Salary
279 Average UCAS Points
154 Lowest UCAS Points
8% 1st Class Degree