Coventry University

Coventry, England


Coventry University is a public research university in Coventry, England, known as Lanchester Polytechnic until 1987, and Coventry Polytechnic until it was awarded university status in 1992. Its four faculties, which are made up of schools and departments, run around 300 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Across the university there are 11 research centres which specialise in different fields, from transport to peace studies.

With more than 25,000 students in 2024, Coventry University is the larger of the two universities in the city – the other being the University of Warwick – and the fastest growing university in the UK. It has two principal campuses: one in the centre of Coventry where the majority of its operations are located, and one in central London which focuses on business and management courses. The university also runs offshoot higher education institutions in Coventry (next door to its main campus), Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and East London, each of which markets itself as being an “alternative to mainstream higher education”.

Adjacent to the Coventry campus is Coventry University Technology Park, through which several of the university’s commercial subsidiary operations provide business services to local and national organisations. Coventry is a member of the University Alliancemission group, of which its vice-chancellor, John Latham, is the current chair.

Coventry offers more than 400 undergraduate degrees and 212 postgraduate degrees over its four faculties, as well as qualifications such as foundation degrees and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs). It has introduced the teaching of disaster management at undergraduate level (the first such course in the UK) as well as parapsychology and health journalism at the postgraduate level.

The university’s student body in 2024 consisted of 25,000 students: 19750 undergraduates and 5,250 postgraduates. In 2024, full- time and part-time students of undergraduate level are 84% and 16%  respectively.

Tuition fees for undergraduate students at the university are variable and range from £11,750 – £18,600 per year depending on the degree programme, following the United Kingdom government’s decision to raise the maximum limit universities can charge UK and EU students.

69 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1843
Size Large
25,000 Students


3 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality and Culinary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS
Other Applications Accepted Institution's own application

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application via UCAS for majority of undergraduate courses

Cost and Scholarships

£ 20,050
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



Academic Merit Award
Total Worth 20% discount on tuition fee
Eligibility and Requirements You must have enrolled for the first year of an undergraduate course starting in the 2023-2024 academic year at Coventry University Wrocław.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Other Details Available to students who achieve a certain level of A-Level or equivalent qualifications and maintain a particular academic level throughout their course.
Coventry University Sports Scholarships
Total Worth £1,500 or £3,000 per academic year
Eligibility and Requirements New students who have the sporting ability to represent the University at a high level. Applications are open to all students participating in a sport recognised by Sport England.
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline August 31
Other Details Applicants must: be able to demonstrate excellence in their chosen sporting activity at national or international level.
International Academic Excellence Scholarship
Total Worth £2,000
Eligibility and Requirements Self-funded International fee-paying students applying for a full-time undergraduate course. Must hold: Specific academic qualifications (at least two of three A-levels at grade A or equivalent qualifications).
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline September