Coventry University

About Coventry University

Coventry University is a forward-looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research.

At Coventry, students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres. Coventry has been chosen to host three national Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning which has enabled the university to invest substantial sums of money in health, design and mathematics.

Coventry's city-centre campus is continually developing and evolving, and the university has plans for further investment over the next few years. A major presence in the city of Coventry, the university contributes to the city's friendly and vibrant atmosphere, which also enables it to foster successful business partnerships.

Through the university's links with leading edge businesses and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors, Coventry students are able to access project and placement opportunities that enhance their employability on graduation.

Why Choose Coventry University?

  • Preparation for a successful career No. 1 UK university for European placements. Coventry focuses on the employability of students and the majority of Coventry courses offer the opportunity for work experience.
  • Excellent teaching In the Top 20 UK Universities for Teaching Excellenance. Students experience teaching that is designed to be interactive, stimulating and brings their subject alive
  • Academic experience 86% of students are satisfied with their experience. Coventry makes sure students get the opportunity to apply the knowledge they are learning to real problems drawn from working life.
  • Global graduates No. 1 UK university for working with business. Coventry's International Experiences and Mobility Service offer students the opportunity to study or work abroad. Students can gain experience, skills and attributes to become globally employable.
  • Development of entrepreneurial skills Crowned Entrepreneurial University of the Year. Coventry is a leader in enterprise; the university has an award winning Technology Park which focuses on the development of innovation-led businesses
  • Teaching excellence Coventry University is ranked in the country's top 20 for the quality of teaching, as rated by students. In 2013, two Coventry lecturers (chosen from over 180 nominations) were awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy today in recognition of their excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Ranked 33rd in the Guardian University Guide 2014
  • Ranked in the UK's top 10 for degrees in the field of food science by the 2014 Complete University Guide

Scholarships @ Coventry University

Coventry has a range of scholarships for international students who plan to study with the University.

  • £1000 Merit scholarship based on academic performance (UG/PG, Competitive, Year 1)
  • £4500 Engineering and computing scholarship (UG, Competitive, Over 3 Years)
  • £2500 Postgraduate Engineering and computing scholarship (PG, Competitive)
  • 30 X £1500 - £3000 Sport Scholarship (UG/PG, Competitive, Per Year)
  • Please get in touch with PTC for details!

Notable Alumni of Coventry University

  • Martyn Amos Professor of Novel Computation in the School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, an expert on natural computation and DNA computing
  • Robert Bradbrook English Filmmaker and Animator. His film Home Road Movies was nominated as Best Animated Short at the 55th British Academy Film Awards
  • Ian Callum British Car Designer who has worked for Ford, TWR and Aston Martin, currently the Director of Design for Jaguar Cars
  • Professor Douglas Chamberlain CBE British Cardiologist, founded the first paramedic unit in Europe, revolutionising pre-hospital clinical care
  • Tony Daley Former Aston Villa Winger
  • Jimmy Doherty Suffolk-based Farmer and Television Presenter formerly for the BBC and now for Channel 4, famous for the show, Jimmy's Farm
  • Michael Horton Professor of Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California since 1998, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Reformation (MR) magazine, and President and host of the nationally syndicated radio broadcast, The White Horse Inn
  • John Iley Motor-racing Aerodynamicist, currently Performance Director for the Caterham F1 team
  • Jacqueline Jackson Writer on autism issues with a background as the single parent of seven children, three girls and four boys, of whom 2 boys and one girl are on the autism spectrum. Jackson and her family appeared in a BBC documentary, My Family and Autism, screened in 2003
  • Glynn Kerr British-born Motorcycle Designer. His designs have appeared on models by the motorcycle manufacturers BMW, Triumph, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Kymco, Fisher and Bajaj
  • Steve Mattin British Automobile Designer. He is known as the chief designer of AvtoVAZ Lada, as well as the designer of Mercedes ML-Class and GL-Class vehicles
  • Paul M. Smith Photographer, course director for the BA Hons Photography course within the Coventry University Department of Media and Communication. Smith's commissioned work includes pieces for Channel 4, Mattersons, and a CD cover for Robbie Williams
  • David Yelland British Writer, former journalist and editor of The Sun and a partner at Brunswick Group LLP, a global financial public relations and communications company in London. He regularly appears on radio and television