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Coventry University

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Overview of Coventry University

Coventry University, a public research university in Coventry, England, comes with a long tradition as an education provider. It traces its history back to Coventry College of Design, founded in 1843. It became Lanchester Polytechnic when Coventry College of Art merged with Lanchester College of Technology and Rugby College of Engineering Technology. It became Coventry University after gaining university status in 1992. 


Today, Coventry University ranking high in the list of top universities is a name to reckon with, offering undergraduate, postgraduate, research, continuous professional development and international course in a variety of areas. 


Coventry University is affiliated to: 

  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • University Alliance and Universities UK.


The University has two campuses: one in Coventry and the other, from where it mostly operates, is in central London. 

Coventry University Courses

Levels offered:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Research
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • International Programmes


Faculties and schools

Coventry University comprises four faculties, with each faculty having its own schools. 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Design and Visual Arts, now part of the School of Art and Design
  • School of Humanities
  • Media now part of the School of Media and Performing Arts
  • Performing Arts, now part of the School of Media and Performing Arts
  • Industrial Design, now part of the School of Art and Design


Faculty of Business and Law

Coventry Business School

Coventry Law School

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


  • Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building
  • Geography, Environment and Disaster Management
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

  • Biomolecular and Sport Sciences
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Health Professions
  • Nursing and Health Studies
  • Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies


Coventry University Ranking

Coventry University World Ranking
ARWU (2018)901-1000
QS (2020)531-540
Times Higher Education or THE (2020)601-800

Coventry University National Ranking 
The Complete University Guide (2020)53
The Guardian (2020)13
The Times / Sunday Times (2020)44
Teaching Excellence FrameworkGold

The Guardian 2015 rankings, subject wise
Building and Town and Country Planning13
Design & Crafts44
Drama & DanceGold
Mechanical Engineering19th
Film Production and Photography1st
Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism5th
Media & Film Studies12th
Nursing and Midwifery9th
Social Work10th


Accountancy BSc - Undergraduate
Accounting and Finance BSc - Undergraduate
Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-Up) BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Accounting and Finance for International Business (Top-Up) BSc (Hons) - Undergraduate
Acting BA (Hons) - Undergraduate
Civil and Environmental Engineering MEng - Postgraduate
Civil and Structural Engineering MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) - Postgraduate
Computer Science MSci - Postgraduate
Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity MSci - Postgraduate
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Coventry is located in the center of the United Kingdom and is renowned throughout the nation as the home of the British engine sector. Major regeneration has taken place in latest years as contemporary urban spaces are now seamlessly situated between medieval architecture and autonomous stores, pubs and bars. Coventry is ranked 39th best student town in the globe and is one of the only UK universities with a town center campus, meaning that learners are never far from shopping, culture and entertainment. Students who want to explore more of the UK are completely situated in Coventry, just 20 minutes from Birmingham and 1 hour from London. The historic cities of Warwick and Stratford-upon Avon are also nearby.

Student Life

Student life at Coventry University revolves around The Hub, a nodal centre of student’s unions, clubs and the centre of supporting activities such as the more than 100 sports clubs and societies. Coventry University Student accommodation is provided by the university and by private companies such as Unite, Liberty Living and Derwent Living in partnership with the university. The university is also well-known for its patronage of sports; Coventry University is an entrant in Formula Student and won the 42nd place and an award for the most fuel-efficient car in 2011.

The university holds an annual public degree show which exhibits conceptual designs and performances by final-year undergraduate students of the Coventry School of Art and Design. The university has its own radio station. 


  • Nick Buckles, CEO of security firm G4S
  • Andrea McLean,[98] Television presenter
  • Gerry McGovern, design director of Land Rover
Useful Facts
  • According to legend, St George, dragon slayer and the patron saint of England was born here in Coventry.
  • Daimler founded Britain’s car industry in a disused cotton mill in Coventry.
  • George Elliot, the author of Middlemarch, went to school in Coventry.
  • You can trace the origin of the expression true blue to Coventry for it was here in the 14th century that the cotton dyed Coventry blue became fashionable and expensive.

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