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About Coventry University
Coventry University Group is a provider of world-class teaching, learning and impactful research, and pushes the boundaries of what higher education can achieve regionally, nationally and across the world.
We’re the university chosen by Coventry locals as well as students from over 130 countries. Our current academic staff, tutors and researchers hail from around the world too and their work has a global impact, making a difference to communities ranging from Amazonian Brazil to Dubai. If you’re from outside the UK and on one of our postgraduate courses, you could apply for UK-based work experience. The Centre for Global Engagement (CGE) has a dedicated team that offers work opportunities, including short-term and long-term individual or group placements. These opportunities are a great way to gain employability skills, a reference from a UK employer or CGE, and practice your English. As a university with a diverse population, we run various projects promoting multiculturalism. Our aim is to create a greater sense of community and to aid inclusion and dialogue between those with cultural differences, through activities.
We offer many global opportunities for home and non-UK postgraduates. CGE can help you to gain an international experience in a choice of over 100 different countries and offers a variety of programmes, such as the extracurricular Global Leaders Programme (GLP). It's designed to develop global leadership skills with advanced workshops, global networking, international experience and exposure to inspirational industry leaders. International trips may be available to North America, Europe, South America and Asia.
I was able to travel to India as part of the global leaders programme. It was a great opportunity for me to network and exchange contact information with key industry professionals.Nelson Mandela Engineering Business Management MSc
Future career prospects
Employability is embedded throughout our courses, with employability units operating alongside real-world teaching, lecturers from industry, and the unique Professional Development module which is available on most courses. This module is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Our Careers Service can also support you with advice and guidance. If you want to make your career work, we can help.
Our careers support team can help you with successful CV writing, articulating your skills to an employer, interview techniques, and creating a job search strategy. You can speak one-to-one with a career specialist, with tailored support for both taught master’s and research courses. Taking a development approach, one-to-one consultancy can help you to understand the labour market and make the transition from academia to an employer, or transition into further study such as a PhD. If your ambitions lie in setting up your own business, our Enterprise Hub supports and develops traditional and social enterprises created and run by our staff, students and alumni and has been awarded the Social Enterprise mark in recognition of a commitment to sustainable local business.
The lecturers at Coventry are brilliant – that’s one thing I’m really impressed with. They have great professional experience, and the way they talk to you is very comforting. They really help you when you need them.Mekha Nair Global Healthcare Management MSc
English language support
Coming to a new learning environment can be challenging. Our Pre-sessional English courses will help prepare you before you start your course. You’ll have the opportunity to start to learn the new language and more about our academic culture – which may be very different to what you’re used to.
You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced tutors who understand the challenges faced by international students. The length of your course will be determined by your current level of English and each component score for reading, writing, speaking and listening. To be successful in your degree, you must be able to demonstrate use of all four English language skills.
You can use the table opposite to calculate the length of course you may need. Pre-sessional English is not compulsory if you can demonstrate the right level of IELTS for your chosen course. If you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you will need a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate in order to gain entry onto a Pre-sessional English course. You must sit an IELTS test at a test centre that is approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to deliver a SELT.
For more information, including fees, please visit: www.coventry.ac.uk/pse
Facilities and support arrangements
We offer a range of helpful support services to our postgraduates, whether you’re looking for quiet places to study or to network and be seen.
Social and wellbeing
Right at the heart of our campus is TheHub, a place to meet friends, buy essentials, have a coffee, or eat in the food court. TheHub is also home to organisations that are here for you during your time as a postgraduate.
- Information Points
These are located across campus, in the Student Centre and in TheHub. These are the first points of contact for students, where staff aim to respond to queries from start to finish, resolving any issues presented.
- Health and Wellbeing
This is home to the Medical Centre. It’s here in case you need to see a doctor, or if you have any health issues, need welfare, have a disability, need counselling or require mental health services.
- The Spirituality and Faith Centre
The Spirituality and Faith Centre provides space for reflection and meditation, multi-faith chaplains, a non-denominational chapel, Muslim prayer rooms with ablutions, and a spiritually-focused social space.
- Sport and Recreation Centre
The Sport and Recreation Centre is just a short walk from TheHub. As a postgraduate, you can gain subsidised membership and enjoy a range of activities and classes facilitated by dedicated staff.
- CUSU Postgraduate Community
Part of CUSU (Coventry University Students’ Union), the CUSU Postgraduate Community was established to foster a vibrant and active community of postgraduates from all walks of life. Here, you’ll find opportunities to network with peers and university staff and attend social events. Members of the CUSU PG Community Committee can receive funding to put together events for students.
- Academic support
The Lanchester Library is open 24/7, 364 days a year and is home to 1,400 study spaces, including group and silent areas. We can offer more than 550 computers and an additional 120 free-to-loan laptops. Our Academic Liaison
Officers can offer specialist subject support. Quiet study is available in the Postgraduate Reading Room - a dedicated study space for postgraduates.
- Maths and stats support
Our specialist team for mathematics and statistics support, sigma, are based in the library. They provide free, individual tuition from the Maths and Stats Support Centre. Hour-long appointments can be booked online, which can be useful if you’re collecting and analysing data for projects. Statistics tutors also run workshops and mini-courses in a variety of areas valuable to postgraduates.
- Academic writing support
The Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) offers advice on all types of postgraduate-level writing, including essays, reports, master's dissertations, doctoral theses, and writing for publication. Our new Academic Writing Studio provides dedicated space and time for writing sessions. You could also enrol in one or more of CAW’s credit-bearing postgraduate modules to develop and progress your writing: ‘Reviewing Research Literature’, ‘Crafting a Research Article’, and ‘Writing for Scholarly Publication’. Some of these modules are subject to availability, application and further costs.
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Fees, funding and costs
A postgraduate qualification is an investment in your future, and we know that the cost of a postgraduate course can be a barrier for some.
There are lots of funding opportunities available to help finance your postgraduate studies. These include: scholarships, Coventry alumni discount*, the University's flexible payment schemes and government and bank loans. It might seem daunting, but there really are options out there for you.
There are a number of scholarships available for 2020 for international students studying at Coventry University. Scholarships range in value up to £5,000 and cover a wide selection of eligibility criteria.
*If you are a Coventry University graduate and choose to stay on for a postgraduate course with us, you will be eligible for a 15% discount on your tuition fees.
You’re choosing a global city as well as a global university. In 2021, Coventry will be the UK City of Culture. Coventry is a city with an international feel. Our university currently has more than 11,000 international students studying with us from more than 130 different countries.
Situated in the heart of England, just one hour from London and 20 minutes from Birmingham by train (information provided is the fastest available route).
Coventry is among the top five student cities in the UK and voted the second-best UK city for young adults*.
(*QS Best Student Cities Index 2019).
Choose to live in our city-centre campus and you’ll find you’re usually near to where you want to go. With shops, theatres, cinemas, the award-winning Ricoh Arena, Skydome and restaurants featuring world cuisine on your doorstep, you'll find something to appeal to every taste.
In 2018 we celebrated 175 years in Coventry. We’ve evolved from humble beginnings as a Design School with around 50 students in 1843 to a global institution today, with around 30,000 students across the UK alone. The city is evolving too.
Multi-million-pound investments have transformed the city and future developments include a £59m central business quarter and £300m city-centre improvement scheme with shops, a cinema, hotel and apartments.
I feel at home in Coventry – it’s a great city. Everything is very convenient for me, but it’s also not too crowded either, which is the lifestyle I was looking for.Xin Zhang Global Healthcare Management MSc
We have more than 5,000 rooms in halls of residence located in and around Coventry city centre for all Coventry University students. We offer university-owned properties, managed and partnership properties. We have a city-centre campus, so our accommodation is located near to the action, and should make it easier to meet friends and arrive at lectures on time. We offer accommodation specifically designed for postgraduate study. You can opt to live in a postgraduate room in a building shared with undergraduates, or live in a property which is specifically allocated for postgraduates. You will have the opportunity to meet and live with other postgraduate students, and there are kitchen/lounge areas for socialising.
We have a range of accommodation centrally located near the Coventry University campus and the city centre, with it's range of restaurants, bars and shops all closely located. There's a range of amenities located near each accommodation too, including shops and supermarkets, so you'll have lots of handy places right on your doorstep.
Postgraduate accommodation is available in Bishop Gate, Godiva Place, The Cycle Works, St Margarets Road, Parish Rooms, Hawkins Road and Market Way. Further details on the accommodation and how to apply can be found on the website.
For a step by step guide to applying for your choice of accommodation apply online
In 2021, Coventry will be the UK City of Culture, where you can expect large-scale spectacle, music, dance, theatre and poetry as well as more intimate, celebratory cultural and heritage experiences across the city.
Coventry is famous for Lady Godiva, the magnificent cathedral and acclaimed Transport Museum. It’s the birthplace of 2-Tone music, an early example of the Penny Farthing bicycle and jet engine pioneer, Sir Frank Whittle. We are also the home of the iconic Black Cab taxi.
The city centre offers a good selection of cafés, bars and restaurants which cater to global tastes from around the world where you can meet with friends. There’s a choice of theatres and cinemas in the city, and student societies are great for meeting friends and gaining transferable workplace skills.
Coventry University has its own Medical Centre on site. It’s here in case you need to see a doctor, or if you have any health issues, need welfare, have a disability, need counselling or require mental health services.
The Spirituality and Faith Centre provides space for reflection and meditation, multi-faith chaplains, a non-denominational chapel, Muslim prayer rooms with ablutions, and a spiritually focused social space.
Come along to one of our Postgraduate Open Days to:
- Speak to academics from your subject area
- Take campus and accommodation tours
- Chat to current students
- Find out what funding options including scholarships are available
- Learn about our Chartered Management Institute (CMI) module embedded within many of our courses
How to apply
If you are a UK student, to apply to study on a postgraduate course (full-time or part-time) you should complete an online postgraduate application form. This form is available via each course page on our website
International and EU students should apply online or by downloading the application form available at www.coventry.ac.uk/apply or via the course pages on our website
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