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UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2020/21 - Student Experience - Times Higher Education
University of
GOOD         the Year for
UNIVERSITY
GUIDE        Student
2019
             Experience

        UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS
                                   2020/21

                             Ranked 13th in UK
                              Guardian University Guide 2019
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Adam Black               Oana-Maria Mocanu               Shalita Maloney
Paramedic Science FdSc   Business Management BA (Hons)   Criminology and Psychology BA (Hons)
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Expect
     more
    University of the Year
    for Student Experience*
    “I like that the university provided me with opportunities to
    develop my team-working skills and the support on my course
    is great, especially the sigma maths skills sessions. I am growing
    as both an engineer and an individual, and it’s great to have
    that feeling.” See page 16 to find out more.                                                          GOOD
                                                                                                          UNIVERSITY
    Brian Wooyeol Bae                                                                                     GUIDE
    Motorsport Engineering BEng (Hons)                                                                    2019
    *The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
                                                                                                          UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                          OF THE YEAR
                                                                         Find out more:                   FOR STUDENT
                                                                         www.coventry.ac.uk/expect-more   EXPERIENCE

4                                                                                                                       5
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Inspire
                                       me
                                       2nd in UK for
                                       Teaching Excellence*
                                       “My course is very practical with lots of facilities and lots of
                                       connections with the media industry. As some of my lecturers
                                       still work in media, they understand how the sector is constantly
                                       improving and evolving which I find very inspirational.”
                                       See page 18 to find out more.

                                       Unjali Mistry
                                       Media Production BA (Hons)
                                       *Times Higher Education metrics ranking 2017.

    Find out more:
    www.coventry.ac.uk/inspire-me

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Hello
    world
    1st for overseas
    student experiences*
    “I was able to go to Brazil with the university and I honestly
    think that it changed my life – to be able to go out there,
    apply my studies and make new friends is incredible. The
    support for overseas trips from the university is second to
    none.” See page 20 to find out more.

    Michael Babadi
    Business Management BA (Hons)
    *Based on the number of student trips abroad - HESA 2016/17,
    published 2018.

                                                                     Find out more:
                                                                     www.coventry.ac.uk/hello-world

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City
      spirit
                                      Top 5 UK Student City*
                                      “I really like the social life at Coventry University
                                      and there is always something going on in the city!
                                      Meeting people from different backgrounds and
                                      different countries is perhaps the best part but
                                      having the city on the university’s doorstep comes a
                                      close second.” See page 22 to find out more.

                                      Mariam Mussa
                                      Adult Nursing BA (Hons)
                                      *QS Best Student Cities Index 2018.
     Find out more:
     www.coventry.ac.uk/city-spirit

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Game on
     97% employed or in
     further study six months
     after graduation*
     “My favourite part of the course is how the lecturers
     teach us the fundamentals, but then they ask us to
     apply that to a real-world situation, and my mind
     will go absolutely wild – I love it so much. I am so
     looking forward to my first role when I graduate.”
     See page 24 to find out more.

     Annaleigh Dixon
     Advertising and Marketing BA (Hons)

     *Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17,
       published 2018.

                                                                       Find out more:
                                                                       www.coventry.ac.uk/game-on

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Contents
     About Coventry University                               Subject areas

     16           Student experience                          ccounting, Economics
                                                             A                                                         Humanities
     18           Gold standard teaching                     and Finance                                               98	English and Languages
                                                             44	Accounting and Finance                                100      History and Politics
     20           Global opportunities
                                                             46	Economics                                             Life Sciences and Sport
     22           Student city
                                                             Art, Design and Fashion                                   104      Biosciences
     24           Career prospects
                                                             50	Architecture, Automotive,                             106	Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
     26           Student support                                Interior and Product Design                           108	Sport, Exercise and
     28           Getting to Coventry                        52       Art and Design                                        Therapy Sciences
     30           Students’ Union                            56	Fashion and International                             Media and
     32           Sport Coventry                                 Fashion Business                                      Performing Arts
                                                             Business and Law                                          112	Dance, Music and Theatre
     34           Accommodation
                                                             60	Business and Management                               114      Media
     38           International students
                                                             64       Law                                               ursing, Midwifery
                                                                                                                       N
     40           Coventry choices
                                                             66       Marketing                                        and Health
     136	Coventry University                                68	Sport and Event                                       118	Healthcare Professions
          London                                                 Management                                            120	Nursing and Midwifery
     140	CU Coventry, London                                 omputing, Mathematics
                                                             C                                                         122	Occupational Therapy and
          and Scarborough                                    and Physics                                                    Physiotherapy
     144          Entry and fees                             72       Computing                                        Psychological, Social
     145          Application guide                          76	Mathematics, Physics and                              and Behavioural Sciences
     146	A message from our                                     Statistics                                            126	Criminology and Forensic
          Vice-Chancellor                                    Construction, Energy                                           Investigations
                                                             and Environment                                           128	Psychology
     148          Course index
                                                             80	Construction                                          130	Social Sciences
     150          Open days
                                                             82	Geography, Energy and                                 132	Social Work, Childhood
                                                                 Disaster Management                                        and Youth Studies
                                                             Engineering                                               Top-ups
                                                             86	Aerospace and Aviation                                134	Top-up courses
                                                             88	Automotive and Motorsport
                                                                 Engineering
                                                             90	Civil Engineering
                                                             92	Electrical and Electronic
                                                                 Engineering
                                                             94	Mechanical and
                                                                 Manufacturing Engineering

       The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression
       towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements. Please check
       your course page for specific information.

       Information is correct at the time of going to print, however, changes may occur. Check our website, www.coventry.ac.uk (or, for Coventry University
       London, www.coventry.ac.uk/london) or contact us on +44 (0)24 7765 7688 before applying to study at Coventry University to check the most
       up-to-date position. Where there is a difference between the contents of this prospectus and the Coventry University or Coventry University London
       website, the contents of the applicable website take precedence and represent the basis on which we intend to deliver our services to you.

       By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the university. The Contract will
       detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the
       university owes to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

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Student experience
     When you come to Coventry University,                                  Social                         Accommodation
     you can expect more from your experience here.
     In fact, we are the University of the Year 2019
     for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday
     Times Good University Guide 2019), largely thanks
     to improvements we have made because of input
     from our students.

     So what does this mean for you? Well, we like to
     give you as many opportunities as possible to gain
                                                                            Our central social and         Make yourself at home
     new experiences while at university, and we can offer
                                                                            services space, TheHub,        in Coventry with our
     support while you try new things.                                      means you’ll always have       modern and comfortable
                                                                            somewhere on campus            accommodation. We have
     So, if you’re interested in travel, we offer a range                   where you can grab a           been investing £89m in our
     of opportunities to go on overseas trips, and work                     coffee between lectures.       accommodation between
     or study abroad1. If you’re an international student                   There’s also a cinema,         2016-19, which we believe
     and you would like to join us in Coventry, we offer                    a range of cafés and           will have a knock-on effect
     dedicated support with coming to the UK and while                      restaurants, and Coventry      for the city-centre, boosting
     you’re here in the UK. Our accommodation office,                       University Students’           local shops and services.
     FutureLets, can help you find somewhere to live                        Union (CUSU).
     while you’re a student and our student employment
     agency, thefutureworks could help you to find
     work during and upon completion of your course.
     Coventry University Students’ Union runs a range of
     societies that are a great way to socialise. We care                   Support                        Engagement
     about your well-being and offer counselling as well
     as spiritual support through the Spirituality and Faith
     Centre in TheHub and subsidised gym membership
     in our modern sports facilities. For academic
     support, your course tutors can be contacted to
     discuss course content, and our library is open 24/7,
     364 days a year for quiet study and resources. You'll
     also find our Centre of Academic Writing (CAW) and
     sigma maths support here.
                                                                            We offer dedicated             You’ll have the freedom
                                                                            services that can help with    and responsibility to attend
     When looking around at universities you may not                        accommodation, visas,          your classes and do the
     have considered the cost of course essentials such                     work placements, student       work set, independently.
     as printing your work, course books, or compulsory                     loans, dissertations, health   If you fall behind with your
     UK visits. With our Flying Start scheme2 we include                    and well-being, course         attendance for any reason,
     some costs as part of your tuition fees, which                         resources, faith and           Student Services would
     is unlike many other universities. This support is                     spirituality, and anything     check in with you
     tailored to your course content. What you get with                     else important to you while    to provide support
     Flying Start will depend on your course content                        you’re with us.                and assistance.
     and what your course tutor selects as most useful.
     Previous students have attended field trips, gained
     computer software and membership to industry-
     relevant professional bodies, offering networking
     opportunities and updates.
     1
         Subject to availability and application process. Fees apply.
     2
         Available at Coventry University and Coventry University London.            www.coventry.ac.uk/expect-more

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Gold standard teaching
     In 2017 we were awarded the top accolade of               Industry experts               Acting on feedback
     Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF),
     a new government ranking of how well students are
     taught at UK universities. In the Guardian University
     Guide 2019 league table, Coventry University ranked
     13th overall, ahead of many other universities in
     the Midlands.

     Our teaching staff know what it takes to succeed
     – many have postgraduate qualifications and/or
                                                               Coventry University            Coventry University
     industry experience too and act as mentors, advisors
                                                               connects education and         Students’ Union (CUSU)
     and sounding boards who can help you to gain a            industry with experienced      Course and Service Reps
     deeper understanding of your subject. They strive to      professionals passing          feed students’ views on
     pass on the skills you’ll need in your career. That’s     on the benefit of their        teaching and learning back
     why 97% of our graduates are employed or in further       knowledge and their            to the university. We are
     study six months after graduation*, proving our           practical application of       always looking for ways to
     teaching is useful beyond the classroom.                  skills. You will be inspired   improve our teaching and
                                                               and challenged to develop      encourage you to have
     However, our most important feedback comes from           your understanding of          your say.
     our students and we are proud that they consistently      your subject.
     rate us highly in national surveys, both for overall
     experience and for the standard of our teaching.
     In fact, 88% of our final-year students stated they       Teaching support               Research-led
     were satisfied with the quality of teaching on their
     courses (National Student Survey 2018). Student-
     elected course reps represent their fellow students
     and communicate the views of students to their
     tutors and other university staff. This is just one of
     the ways we help to improve our course content and
     delivery for you.

     Our multi-million pound, modern learning
                                                               Our dedicated subject          Our teaching staff can
     environments can immerse you in situations close
                                                               librarians are available to    advise you on your options
     to real-life work. You may have the opportunity, for      provide you with specialist    for further study and
     example, to experience what it's like to work in an       help and support. They         many are research active
     ambulance, in a courtroom, on a fashion show,             work with course tutors        themselves. We offer
     or with the cars of the future. We offer innovative       and provide both class         research-led teaching up
     ways of learning too, such as our Disruptive Media        teaching and one-to-one        to master’s level in a wide
     Learning Lab which incorporates games and                 appointments, and can          range of disciplines and
     playful thinking with LEGO® bricks. You’ll also find      help you to find resources     interests, after which you
     experimental learning areas and three themed              for your course.               could apply for a PhD and
     creative project labs designed to help you think                                         pass on your knowledge
                                                                                              to others.
     outside of the box. We hope you’ll be inspired by our
     facilities and by our teaching staff, their experience,
     enthusiasm for their subject and
     genuine desire to help you learn.

                                                               *DLHE Survey 2016/17,               Awarded Gold for outstanding
     www.coventry.ac.uk/inspire-me                             (published 2018).                    teaching and learning 2017.

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Global opportunities
                                           Last year, we helped over 5,600 students to travel,                                                Global Leaders
                                           work and study globally, in places like Brazil,                      Linguae Mundi                 Programme (GLP)
                                           Australia, China, Japan and the USA1. We run 12
                                           global programmes, including overseas trips, work
                                           placements and language classes. For example, as
                                           a Coventry University student, you could apply to
                                           spend between three and 12 months studying or
                                           working abroad, combining study one semester with
                                           work for another, or embark on international field
                                           trips or research2.

                                                                                                                Learn a new language          This exciting, members-
                                           Our reputation for helping you to become global
                                                                                                                with this innovative          only programme develops
                                           ready is based on a lot more than our standing as                    programme2. With more         industry leaders of the
                                           the UK’s number one provider of overseas student                     than 30 languages available   future2. Expand your global
                                           experiences3. You may have the opportunity to                        through face-to-face          skills in our specialist
                                           take part in advanced international workshops,                       classes by native speakers,   workshops, experience
                                           global networking events, and gain exposure to                       and even more to choose       different countries, and
                                           inspirational industry leaders. You may have the                     from online, you could gain   hear inspirational speakers
                                           opportunity to learn a new language, visit large                     cultural knowledge and        at global events. Previously
                                           multi-national organisations to learn how they                       add a key global skill to     we've welcomed NASA
                                           operate, and gain exclusive access to internationally                your portfolio.               astronaut, Michael Foale
                                                                                                                                              as a GLP guest speaker.
                                           renowned speakers, from CEOs to high profile
                                           specialists, offering you invaluable networking
                                           opportunities2.
                                                                                                                                              International
                                           You can gain global skills and experiences here in                   Erasmus                       Experience Scheme
                                           Coventry too – it’s a multicultural city that welcomes
                                           students from more than 130 countries around
                                           the world. All students have the opportunity to
                                           learn another language here in Coventry too, and
                                           internationally-flavoured events are run on campus
                                           throughout the year, such as Tai Chi classes by
                                           the Confucius Institute and gatherings by student
                                           societies2.

                                                                                                                The Erasmus scheme            The International
                                           We’ve already helped thousands of students to gain
                                                                                                                is a European-wide            Experience scheme allows
                                           a competitive edge in the employment market with                     project which gives you       you to apply for financial
                                           the global skills and knowledge they gained with us.                 the opportunity to study      support towards a project
                                                                                                                at a partner university       or placement with an
                                           Choose Coventry University and you could join them.                  or complete a work            international dimension,
                                                                                                                placement for up to           such as international
                                                                                                                a full academic year2.        exhibitions, summer work
                                                                                                                You also have the choice      camps, and international
                                                                                                                of combining them both        conferences. Support may
                                                                                                                so you can work and           also be available through
                                           1
                                             During academic year 2017/18.                                      study abroad4.                the Flying Start Scheme5.
                                           2
                                             Subject to availability and application process. Fees apply.
                                           3
                                             Based on the number of student trips abroad - HESA 2016/17.
                                           4
                                             Students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws
                                           and the UK’s arrangements with other countries following the UK’s
                                           planned exit from the European Union, this may change the UK’s
                                           participation in the Erasmus scheme.
                                           5
                                             Available at Coventry University and Coventry University London.              www.coventry.ac.uk/hello-world
     Parlamentarium - Brussels, Belgium.
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Student city
     Coventry is a global city – our university has       Retail                        Sport
     more than 11,000 international students
     studying with us from more than 130 different
     countries, and students of all faiths and beliefs
     are welcome here. As a multicultural city,
     there are shops and restaurants with
     international flavours.

     Coventry is an affordable city for students and
     was voted as the 4th most affordable university
                                                          We have an urban              The Ricoh Arena, on the
     town in the UK (Marbles 2016) and in the
                                                          campus that sits less         outskirts of the city, is home
     top 100 most affordable student cities in the        than five minutes walk        to Premiership Rugby Club
     world1. You’ll find shops that cater to different    from the city-centre, with    Wasps and Coventry City
     budgets, ranging from the Coventry market to         popular high street shops     Football Club. The city also
     bistro restaurants. Coventry is also a Top 5 UK      including Primark, New        has a successful ice hockey
     student city and one of the top 50 student cities    Look, Topshop, Marks &        team, Coventry Blaze and
     in the world1.                                       Spencer, Waterstones and      a semi-professional Rugby
                                                          Debenhams. If you’d like      League Club, Coventry
     Coventry has been named City of Culture 2021         a Scandinavian shopping       Bears. Coventry University
     and is bursting with opportunities for culture       experience, Coventry is       Students’ Union also runs
                                                          home to one of the very few   more than 55 sports clubs
     fans. The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum at
                                                          city-centre IKEA stores.      for students2.
     Jordan Well is worth a visit, especially for their
     curated arts events and nearby Fargo Village -
     the city’s creative quarter, also runs a calendar
     of events throughout the year.                       Food                          Central location

     Theatre is well-catered for with The Belgrade
     Theatre, in central Coventry, the Art Deco,
     Albany Theatre on Butts Road and the Criterion
     in Earlsdon, or for something a little different,
     there’s Escape Live Coventry – The escape
     room game in Fargo Village.

     Movie-goers have the multiscreen Odeon
                                                          Our shops and restaurants     Coventry is situated in the
     at the SkyDome, the university’s cinema in
                                                          cater to global tastes with   heart of England, just one
     TheHub, and the Showcase cinema further              food from around the          hour from London and 20
     out of town. Further out of town is the Coventry     world. In the city-centre     minutes from Birmingham
     Music Museum celebrating Coventry’s iconic           alone, you could sample       by train3. If you choose to
     musicians. Music fans have plenty to enjoy in        Middle Eastern food,          live in our modern, city-
     Coventry, with live venues such as The Golden        Caribbean, Indian, British,   centre accommodation,
     Cross, The Kasbah, Empire, JJ’s, and The Tin         Asian, Italian, French,       you’ll be really close to
     Music and Arts at the Canal Basin.                   Japanese, Latin American      campus and all the benefits
                                                          and American food, and        that Coventry city-centre
                                                          more. Not to mention our      has to offer.
                                                          dessert parlours.

     www.coventry.ac.uk/city-spirit

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Career prospects
     There are many good reasons to study a degree at                          Stephanie Itimi                Ralph Debbas
     Coventry University, but one of the most important
     is to gain access to the graduate jobs market. Our
     careers support is designed to help you do just that.
     We also offer support related to your subject to help
     you to gain an edge.

     Courses at Coventry University help you to develop
     the skills and qualities many employers look for,
     such as entrepreneurship, good communication,
     problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as a                       Stephanie studied              Automotive Design
     global outlook. For work experience, our careers                          Economics and is now a         graduate, Ralph is now
     specialists can help you to secure a work placement                       Cyber Intelligence Analyst     CEO of W Motors,
     or internship, which can be taken as part of a                            within the UK Home             providing high-performance
     degree course, a sandwich year or during                                  Office and co-founder of       luxury sports cars to Ultra
     university holidays*.                                                     a public speaking agency       High Net Worth individuals
                                                                               promoting women of             in the Middle East. He is
     Our ‘Add+vantage’ modules help you to prepare for                         different ethnic origins,      inspired by this Eleanor
     the transition from study to work. Options include                        Uttr. She says: “The career    Roosevelt quote:
     learning a foreign language, entrepreneurship,                            service at the university      “The future belongs to
     or enhanced research skills. You could try work                           was extremely supportive       those who believe in the
     experience, join international field trips, gain                          in helping me.”                beauty of their dreams.”
     professional accreditation, or study towards
     industry qualifications*.
                                                                               Marco Ng                       Aisling McLaughlin
     If you strive to create the next Uber, Snapchat or
     Hype, our International Centre for Transformational
     Entrepreneurship (ICTE) can offer you entrepreneurial
     support, with skills development, networking,
     workshops and events which are all useful if you’re
     thinking of starting a business or becoming self-
     employed. If you’d like to start a socially-conscious
     business, our Enterprise HUB supports and
     develops social enterprises created and run by our
     staff, students and alumni. We have been awarded                          Marco studied Aviation         Aisling studied Adult Health
     the Social Enterprise Mark in recognition of our                          Management and is              Nursing after being inspired
     commitment to sustainable local businesses.                               now Airport Operations         by her mother, also a nurse,
     If you’re looking for work during or after your degree,                   Manager at Heathrow            who cared for her terminally
     Coventry University has its own recruitment agency,                       Airport, the busiest airport   ill grandmother. Aisling
     thefutureworks, which can help you with finding                           in Europe and the fifth        became Deputy Director for
     temporary and permanent employment opportunities.                         busiest in the world.          Nursing, NHS England in
                                                                               He says of his course:         the West Midlands just 10
     We hope you’ll be inspired by some of our                                 “I gained a very broad         years after graduating.
     successful alumni. Read about how their chosen                            understanding of the           She says: “I’m doing the
     courses set them on the path to the successful                            industry, which helped         best job in the world.”
     careers that they enjoy now. Your dream career                            prepare me for
     could start right here.                                                   the workplace.”

     *Please refer to the degree course for specific information relating to
     your study choice and module availability.                                              www.coventry.ac.uk/game-on

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Student support
     At Coventry, we take pride in the fact that the               The Spirituality and Faith Centre is located at the heart
     reputation of our student experience is based                 of the campus and is a warm, safe environment for all
     on a solid foundation of academic and welfare                 students and staff, whatever your beliefs. Facilities include
     student support.                                              a multi-faith meeting room, chapel, Muslim prayer rooms
                                                                   (with ablution facilities), lounge, multi-faith library and
     From our Information Points across campus with friendly,      kitchen. Private appointments can also be made with our
     trained staff who can deal with a range of queries on         multi-faith chaplains.
     behalf of our academic faculties, to our specialist support
     areas covering learning, academic writing, IT and maths
     support, we work hard to make sure we add value to your
     learning experience.

     We aim to help you feel settled at Coventry and to ensure
     you have as many opportunities as possible to succeed
     in your studies and achieve your goals. We have a
     dedicated Student Engagement Centre with a team
     of trained advisers to help you before you arrive,
     while you settle in and support you during your studies.

     Additional academic support
     Our dedicated Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) is               The Lanchester Library
     on hand to provide guidance on all your writing tasks            Open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year the
     throughout your degree, including your dissertation              Lanchester Library offers a range of study
     and exam papers.                                                 environments across five floors. There are
                                                                      workspaces for silent and individual study as well
     Whatever your degree, if you need any help with                  as quiet and group areas, and bookable rooms.
     mathematics or statistics, our support centre, sigma,            Incorporating our Disruptive Media Learning Lab,
     is open throughout term time and for several weeks               we aim to inspire and challenge our students to
     during vacations. You can drop in for advice, make               think and act differently when studying, offering
     appointments online or sign up to courses to develop             experimental learning areas such as The Grass
     your skills in statistics, numeracy and the use of SPSS          and The Hill.
     statistical software.
                                                                      The Library also houses the university’s IT Tech
     Welfare support                                                  Bar along with 1,400 individual study spaces and
     Our Health and Wellbeing team includes welfare                   over 500 computer workstations, as well as a
     officers, counsellors and mental health advisers who             free laptop loan. Wi-Fi is available throughout the
     provide support for a range of issues, such as health            building. You will also have access to over 720,000
     or relationship concerns. Services are confidential and,         learning resources at your fingertips from ebooks
     following an initial assessment, students may be offered         and ejournals to print and multimedia resources.
     one-to-one counselling or referred to specialist                 A team of dedicated academic liaison librarians is
     external organisations.                                          available to provide you with specialist help and
                                                                      support. They work in conjunction with course
     Our Disability Support team provides guidance and                tutors and provide both class teaching and
     assistance to disabled students from the point of                one-to-one appointments. Together with our
     application through to graduation. We offer support to           enquiry services we aim to ensure that you have
     students with a variety of disabilities including: Specific      everything you need to support your study.
     Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia); Physical and Sensory
     Disabilities and Aspergers (Autistic Spectrum).

     www.coventry.ac.uk/welfare

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Getting to Coventry
                                                                       Coventry is an easy city to reach thanks to its central       Train/Bus travel times to Coventry2
                                                                       location and excellent transport links.
                                                                                                                                      City        Travel time        Frequency
                                                                       Coventry railway station is just a 10-minute walk from
                                                                       campus and operates regular services on routes including    Birmingham      20/30 mins      Every 10/20 mins
                                                                       Birmingham, London, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol,
                                                                       as well as to local stations.                                 Oxford         45 mins         Every 60 mins

                                                                       The main coach and bus station is right on the doorstep      London           1 hour         Every 40 mins
                                                                       of the campus and serves both local destinations and
                                                                       cities across the UK.                                        Leicester    1 hour 10 mins     Every 90 mins

                                                                       The university is just a 15-minute drive from the M6 and      Bristol        2 hours         Every 30 mins
                                                                       the M69, and less than 20 minutes from the M42 and
                                                                       M40. There is also a student car park on campus that        Manchester       2 hours         Every 20 mins
                                                                       costs just £2 to park all day1. Birmingham International
                                                                       Airport is a 20-minute journey by road or rail.               Leeds       2 hours 30 mins    Every 60 mins

                                                                       If you live locally then you also have the option of
                                                                       walking or cycling to lectures. There are plenty of
                         EDINBURGH                                     sheltered bike-locking areas on campus. You can
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                                                                       download local cycling maps and plan your journey
                                                                       by visiting www.coventry.gov.uk.

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                                                                           Price correct at time of printing.
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                                                                           Information provided is the fastest available route.               www.coventry.ac.uk/travel

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Students’ Union
     Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) is run by            Sports
     students, for students, to help you get the most from           Aside from all the sports clubs you’d expect – football,
     your time at university.                                        hockey and rugby for example, you’ll find some more
                                                                     unusual ones too, such as taekwondo, mountaineering or
     Based in TheHub building at the centre of campus,               snow sports. We want to make sport accessible, so there
     our Students’ Union organises a year-round programme            is a growing number of disability sport clubs where those
     of events, from Welcome Festival and our popular                with a disability can volunteer, train or compete.
     Varsity sports tournament to regular club nights and
     campaigning initiatives.                                        See page 32 for more information about Sport at
                                                                     Coventry University.
     When you enrol at Coventry University, you will
     automatically become part of our Students’ Union.               Music and performance
     Providing a range of advice and support in addition to the      The DJ, MC and Producer Society gives local DJ talent
     services offered by the university, our union also takes the    from Coventry University opportunities to perform at local
     role of representing your interests, both at the university     music events. The Musical Theatre Society (MTS) is the
     and nationally.                                                 place for those interested in singing, dancing and acting
                                                                     on stage, with productions you can take part in. Other
     With its own student course and service reps, our union         music clubs let you bond with people who share your
     feeds students’ views on teaching and learning back to          musical interests, from windband to rock music.
     the university and its Student Warden scheme helps build
     positive relationships in the areas where students live.        Cultural and international
                                                                     Coventry University welcomes students from all over the
     As a student at Coventry you will have the opportunity          world. Our Students’ Union cultural and international
     to get involved in activities that will help to increase your   societies aim to provide a social environment with
     employability skills. You may also have the opportunity         students who share your nationality and promote
     to join Source Media, working on its radio, TV or news          other cultures. Example societies include Taiwanese,
     platforms. Our employability department will help find you      Sri Lankan, Russian, Chinese, Qatari, Portuguese,
     a placement to suit you and our volunteering service will       Nigerian, Indonesian, Croatian, and the East African
     allow you to spend time fundraising or working with local       Society. A full list of nationalities is available on the
     community projects.                                             CUSU website.

     Societies and sports clubs                                      Special interest
     CUSU supports more than 160 student societies and over          Remember, you can start your own society based on
     55 sport clubs*. Currently, societies include academic,         anything that interests you. If you can find 10 like minded
     cultural, international, faith, political and campaigning       students to join, CUSU will officially recognise your
     groups alongside a wide range of hobbies and interests.         society. Some current special interest societies include
     Joining a society is a great way of meeting new people          Anime and Manga, Book Club, CovWords Magazine,
     and spending time doing things you enjoy and are                DRC Drone Enthusiasts, Fashion, Gaming, LINKS which
     passionate about. If you can’t find a society you’re            works with St John’s Ambulance, Illustration, Photo
     looking for, you can start one of your own.                     Club and the Vegetarian and Vegan Society. A full list of
                                                                     societies is available on the CUSU website.

     www.cusu.org                                                              *Some societies and sport clubs charge a fee for membership.

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Sport Coventry
     Whatever your aim, interest or ability, there is                Fitness
     something for you at Sport Coventry.                            Our large, modern fitness suite contains a variety of
                                                                     cardiovascular and resistance machines, free weight
     Sport Coventry, a collaboration between Coventry                equipment and a functional core area to help you stay fit
     University and Coventry University Students’ Union,             and healthy. Our professionally-qualified fitness team can
     is designed to support, develop and promote success             provide you with a free induction, a personal training plan,
     in all areas of university sport. We provide a range of         and any tips or advice that you may need.
     opportunities and activities aimed at all levels
     and abilities.                                                  Indoor
                                                                     You can also take advantage of our indoor sports
     You can choose to get involved at the level that’s right        halls where you can participate in five-a-side football,
     for you, from trying something new to representing              basketball, badminton, table tennis and more. Playing
     the university competitively. We have over 55 sports            team sports is a great way to meet new people as
     clubs, many of which compete in the British Universities        well as staying fit and healthy. If you want to join a team
     and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and individual                and/or play at a recreational level, our 'Be Active'
     competitions. One of the highlights of the student year is      programme supports a number of leagues, games
     our annual Varsity tournament where our teams compete           and tournaments*.
     against local rivals from the University of Warwick.
                                                                     Outdoor
     Team Phoenix                                                    Outdoor sport facilities, including several full-sized
     Sport Coventry’s ‘Team Phoenix’ programme was                   football, rugby and hockey pitches, an AstroTurf pitch
     established to enhance the sporting experience and              and a cricket strip, are just a short bus journey away at
     performance of our flagship teams. Clubs have the               The Place in Westwood Heath. This is where many of
     opportunity to apply for extra resources and additional         our Team Phoenix sides play their home matches against
     support, from professional expertise to funding.                other universities.
     As part of the Team Phoenix programme, we bring in
     the best coaching talent possible to ensure continuity          High-performance
     and long-term success for our clubs. The programme              We also have a brand-new high-performance suite
     provides a challenging and competitive environment              designed to support the physical training needs of
     that develops our athlete’s abilities, confidence and           athletes across a wide range of sports. This is managed
     self-awareness, leading them to success in the                  full-time by two UKSCA-accredited coaches. Our on-site
     sporting arena and beyond.                                      physiotherapy clinic can assist students with any sport-
                                                                     related injuries*.
     Sports Scholarship award
     If you play sport at a high level, you may also be interested
     in applying for our Sports Scholarship award. It provides
     both a cash bursary and tailored support to help you
     balance the demands of performance sport and life at
     university. You can find out more by visiting
     www.coventry.ac.uk/sportsscholarships.

     *Fees apply.                                                        www.coventry.ac.uk/sportcoventry

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Bishopgate                          Gosford Gate   Priory Hall - Social area                                           Singer Hall Superior Room                                                                   Bishopgate - Social area

      Singer Hall   The Cycle Works   Bishopgate - Gym             Godiva Place                                                                                                                                     The Cycle Works - Social area

                                                                                                                                    A guide to our accommodation fees*

                                                                                                                                                   Catered accommodation. Rent includes 10 meals per week,
                                                                                           Catered                     From £6,000
                                                                                                                                                   utility bills, contents insurance and gym membership or ResLife
                                                                                         single room                (40 week contracts)
                                                                                                                                                   programme.

                                                                                                                                                   Self-catered en-suite accommodation. Rent includes utility bills
                                                                                     Self-catered single    £6,149 - £7,012
                                                                                                                                                   and contents insurance. Some properties include either include gym
                                                                                       en-suite room     (40-44 week contracts)
                                                                                                                                                   membership or ResLife programme.

                                                                                        Self-catered                £5,298 - £5,620.50             Self-catered accommodation. Rent includes utility bills, contents
                                                                                        single room                 (40 week contracts)            insurance and gym membership or ResLife programme.

                                                                                      *Please note these fees relate to the 2019/20 academic year and are intended as a guide only. Please check the website for up-to-date information.

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International students
     Welcoming international students                             Scholarships
     Coventry University is a truly global university.            Coventry University offers a range of scholarships to
     We currently have more than 11,000 international             help talented students with the financial costs of their
     students from over 130 different countries studying with     education. You may be eligible for a scholarship on
     us in the UK and thousands more studying our degrees         the basis of your academic achievements, the course
     in partner institutions around the world.                    you want to study, or the country you are from. Many
                                                                  scholarships will help you meet the financial costs of
     We offer a range of support and activities to help           your tuition fees when you study with us.
     international students to settle in quickly, including
     an airport ‘meet and greet’ service and dedicated            Be sure to check your eligibility for each scholarship by
     familiarisation events during enrolment.                     visting www.coventry.ac.uk/internationalscholarship.

     International Office team                                    How to apply
     Many members of our International Office have lived and      Applying to Coventry University is a quick and easy
     studied overseas themselves. So they can help you better     process. You can apply online by following the link from
     because they understand how differences in language,         any course page on our website. Alternatively, you can
     culture and education systems affect anyone who wants        download an application form and return it by email.
     to enjoy international study.                                Before you apply, you need to make sure that you meet
                                                                  the necessary entry requirements for your chosen course.
     Support starts from the moment you consider studying         Specific entry requirements are listed on each course
     with us. We can answer questions on a range of subjects,     page at our website.
     including visas, immigration, finances, employment
     regulations and culture. We will stay in contact with you    You can find out more about how to apply by visiting
     throughout the application process, sending updates          www.coventry.ac.uk/international-apply.
     to make sure that you have all the information you need
     to start your course. And we have local offices in many      You can also find more information about entry
     countries ready to talk to you in your own language and at   requirements relating to your country by visiting
     a time that works best for you.                              www.coventry.ac.uk/regional.

     Top-up courses                                               IELTS
     If you have already successfully completed years 1 and 2     You are likely to need a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or
     of an equivalent course (or have successfully completed      an equivalent English language qualification, for entry onto
     a foundation or HND degree), then a top-up course is a       our undergraduate courses. To help you achieve this, we
     great way to increase your employability and secure a full   offer Pre-sessional English courses*. Courses range in
     qualification at degree level. These courses are studied     length from five to 30 weeks, depending on your existing
     full-time over one year and are offered at both Coventry     level of English proficiency.
     University and Coventry University London.

     For more information about top-up courses,
     see page 134.

     *Fees apply.                                                       www.coventry.ac.uk/international

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Coventry choices
     In addition to our Coventry University offer, we provide a large number of alternatives as part of the wider Coventry
     University Group. For instance you could study in the heart of the City of London at Coventry University London.
     Alternatively, our CU options could provide you with the opportunity to study towards a Coventry University award
     in a more flexible and affordable manner at any of three locations in Coventry, Scarborough or London.

     Founded by entrepreneurs and             Coventry University London has             Currently only available at a
     industrialists as the Coventry           over 1,800 students from more              postgraduate level, Coventry
     School of Design in 1843, Coventry       than 80 countries. The emphasis            University Online fits around your
     University is a dynamic and              is on gaining work-related                 own schedule, and can be studied
     outward-looking institution with a       experience, from business                  from anywhere in the world.
     tradition of teaching excellence,        simulations to placements.                 Provided through the FutureLearn
     impactful research and bold              Located in central London, just            virtual learning environment,
     international partnerships.              minutes away from the Bank                 students have full online access to
     With a half-billion-pound investment     of England, the London Stock               our teaching, tutor support, and all
     in the Coventry city campus, the         Exchange, and the offices                  of the study materials they need. All
     university is continually evolving.      of numerous world-leading                  of your lectures and assessments
     Coventry University offers over          organisations; specialist facilities       take place online too, so there
     140 undergraduate courses in a           include a Trading Floor equipped           is no need to attend one of our
     wide variety of subjects, and is         with Bloomberg Terminals, a                campuses, and upon successfully
     recognised internationally for its       Standard and Poor’s computer               completing the course, you’ll
     expertise in health, peacebuilding,      suite, an Enterprise Hub, and a            graduate with the same degree as
     disaster management and more.            fashion studio.                            an on-campus student.
     www.coventry.ac.uk                       www.coventry.ac.uk/london                  www.coventry.ac.uk/online

     Located on the outskirts of the          CU Scarborough is our campus               Based in Dagenham and only
     Coventry University campus in            on the Yorkshire coast. In                 14 miles from central London,
     the heart of the city, you will find     Scarborough, you’ll find everything        our campus is well located.
     everything you would expect from         you’d expect from a vibrant town           The closest Tube Station is
     a vibrant ultra-modern city. We've       by the sea, plus a whole lot more.         Dagenham Heathway. Our campus
     invested heavily in a new £33m           Scarborough is a remarkably                borders Eastbrookend Country
     campus exclusively for CU Coventry       beautiful place to study; there are        Park, a beautiful expanse of
     students, which opened in March          the beaches, the North Yorkshire           greenery and lakes. Also, nearby
     2019. This modern and inspiring          Moors and even a medieval castle           is the Wantz Boating Lake, sports
     learning space accommodates              guarding the town. CU Scarborough          grounds and supermarkets. Being
     up to 3,000 students, and                students have access to all the            a student and living this close to the
     features teaching rooms, IT suites,      facilities needed to support their         City of London means you’ll be able
     engineering and science labs,            studies and student life, all located in   to soak up all the capital has to offer,
     a moot court and a café, as well         a new purpose built state-of-the-art       from international cuisine to cultural     Partner institutions
     as extensive breakout areas for          £14m campus. To make things even           activities, allowing you to grow           You can also study at one of our many partner institutions
     social learning to make teaching         better, nearly everything is within        on a personal level as well                across the world. To find a full list of our partner
     more flexible.                           walking distance.                          as academically.                           institutions at www.coventry.ac.uk/globalpartners.
     www.coventry.ac.uk/cuc                   www.coventry.ac.uk/cus                     www.coventry.ac.uk/cul

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Accounting,
     Economics
     and Finance

                   Subjects in this section:
                   Accounting and Finance
                   Economics

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Accounting and Finance

      Courses                                                                            A-level        BTEC                           GCSE

      Accountancy BSc (Hons) 1,2,3,5,7,8,9                                               ABB-                               Minimum five graded 9-4
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      UCAS: N410 / Int: FBLU027 www.coventry.ac.uk/ug/N410                               BBB                              including English and Maths

      Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 1,2,3,5,7,8,9                                    ABB-                               Minimum five graded 9-4
                                                                                                        DDM
      UCAS: NN34 / Int: FBLU028 www.coventry.ac.uk/ug/NN34                               BBB                              including English and Maths

      Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) 3,8                                                 ABB-                               Minimum five graded 9-4
                                                                                                        DDM
      UCAS: N310 / Int: FBLU039 www.coventry.ac.uk/ug/N310                               BBB                              including English and Maths

      Business and Finance BSc (Hons) 3,4,8,10                                           ABB-                               Minimum five graded 9-4
                                                                                                        DDM
      UCAS: N290 / Int: FBLU037 www.coventry.ac.uk/ug/N290                               BBB                              including English and Maths

      Finance BSc (Hons) 3,4,8,10                                                        ABB-                               Minimum five graded 9-4
                                                                                                        DDM
      UCAS: N300 / Int: FBLU036 www.coventry.ac.uk/ug/N300                               BBB                              including English and Maths

      Finance and Investment BSc (Hons) 3,4,6,8,10                                       ABB-                               Minimum five graded 9-4
                                                                                                        DDM
      UCAS: N341 / Int: FBLU038 www.coventry.ac.uk/ug/N341                               BBB                              including English and Maths

      Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich. Int denotes International code.

     Why Accounting and Finance at Coventry?                                             Possible careers
     From providing vital financial performance information                              For graduates of a Finance degree, possible careers
     to businesses as an accountant, to buying and selling                               include positions in financial advice firms, investment
     securities as a stockbroker, studying an Accounting                                 funds and commercial banking, while for Accounting
     and Finance degree can open up a wealth of career                                   graduates, there is the opportunity to become a
     opportunities. At Coventry, our focus is on helping you to                          Chartered Accountant (additional fees, study,
     unlock these opportunities with courses that give you the                           memberships and/or qualifications may apply).
     professional skills and knowledge required to succeed,
     with a focus on developing your financial acumen,                                   Further information
     commercial awareness, and decision-making skills.                                   Please visit our website for detailed course information
                                                                                         including subject specific entry requirements and current
     Global opportunities                                                                course fees. See page 144 for more information.
     You'll have the opportunity to enhance your degree with
     our international experiences (fees may apply).
     Previous trips have included International Tax Week
     in the Netherlands, where students developed their
     global business skills, and an exchange programme to
     Hangzhou in China.

     Specialist facilities
     Accounting and Finance students have access to our                                                                                                                  The best thing about
                                                                                                                 Accreditations and memberships which may apply:
     state-of-the-art Trading Floor, incorporating 42 dual-                                         1                2                  3                   4
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     screen Bloomberg terminals and offers a hands-on                                                                                                                    University is that whenever
     experience of trading stocks and shares using industry                                                                                                              you have any questions
     standard tools, such as Thomson Reuters Eikon.                                                 5                6                  7                   8            about your course, your
                                                                                                                                                                         lecturers are always on
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                                                                                                                                                                         Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

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                 of our students. For these reasons, course modules and entry requirements may be updated. 2020 course web pages to go live summer 2019.
Economics

      Courses                                                                            A-level     BTEC                              GCSE

      Business Economics BSc (Hons) 1,2,3                                                                                   Minimum five graded 9-4
                                                                                          BBB        DDM
      UCAS: L112 / Int: FBLU032 www.coventry.ac.uk/ug/L112                                                                including English and Maths

      Economics BSc (Hons) 1,2,3                                                                                            Minimum five graded 9-4
                                                                                          BBB        DDM
      UCAS: L100 / Int: FBLU031 www.coventry.ac.uk/ug/L100                                                                including English and Maths

      Financial Economics BSc (Hons) 1,2,3                                                                                  Minimum five graded 9-4
                                                                                          BBB        DDM
      UCAS: L111 / Int: FBLU033 www.coventry.ac.uk/ug/L111                                                                including English and Maths

      Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years sandwich. Int denotes International code.

     Why Economics at Coventry?                                                          Global opportunities
     Economic policies influence almost every aspect of                                  Through our links with institutions across Europe, Asia
     modern society, from the taxes we pay and the price of                              and America, you will have the opportunity to enhance
     anything we buy to the stability of our government and                              your degree with international experiences (fees may
     the demand for products and services. Economics affects                             apply). Previous students have spent time at universities
     us all – whether it is as students, parents, consumers,                             in Hangzhou, China, and California, USA.
     workers, politicians or investors.
                                                                                         Possible careers
     Coventry University’s Economics courses were ranked                                 As well as offering degrees which provide highly sought
     6th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019), and                                 after economic analysis skills, our Economics courses
     our focus is on contemporary economic debate and                                    also give extensive exposure to how businesses and
     real-world applications of Economics.                                               other organisations operate in different markets
                                                                                         and contexts. Economics graduates have recently
     Business Economics will help you to develop your                                    entered careers including derivative traders, swaps
     application of economic principles to business oriented                             analysts and marketing managers, with a range of
     decision making, while touching on current issues such                              prestigious employers including the Bank of England,
     as the regulation of business to ensure competition.                                the Government Economic Service, Vodafone and HSBC.

     By studying Economics you will have the opportunity to                              Further information
     develop an understanding of key economic concepts,                                  Please visit our website for detailed course information
     while developing a range of transferable skills valued                              including subject specific entry requirements and current
     by employers.                                                                       course fees. See page 144 for more information.

     Studying Financial Economics will seek to deepen your
     understanding of the role financial systems and markets
     play in the modern world, both in the UK and within an
     international context.

                                                                                                                                                                         The diversity of modules
                                                                                                                                                                         means that my course is
                                                                                                                                                                         always interesting. I like the
                                                                                                                                                                         fact that tutors always reply
                                                                                                                 Accreditations and memberships which may apply:         to queries quickly.
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                                                                                                                                                                         Craig Deighton
                                                                                                                                                                         Economics BA (Hons)

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