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Academic Regulations

The Academic and General Regulations must be observed strictly. They are set with the approval of the Board of Governors and/or the Academic Board of Coventry University. The Board of Governors and the Academic Board reserve the right to introduce new Regulations or amend the existing Regulations at any time.

Each section is available to view as a PDF document. Please ensure you use the correct version for your year of entry.

2016/17 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a course stage between August 2016 and July 2017, and for those students undergoing any University procedure relating to modules taken within this period. If you have enrolled on a course stage since August 2017, the 2017/18 set of Regulations will apply.

2017/18 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a course stage from August 2017 onwards.

Academic Regulations for 2016–17 and for 2017–18

Section 1: Introduction
Mission, Regulatory framework

Section 2: Principles Underlying the Regulatory Framework
Powers, Responsibilities, The standard of awards, Mode and structure of courses, Aims and intended learning outcomes of courses, Admission of students, Quality of teaching, The students' environment, Approval and review of courses, Assessment of students on courses, Opportunities for Study, Collaborative Institutions, Accreditation of Research Degrees

Section 3: List of Current Academic Awards and Other Distinctions
Undergraduate Certificates, Diplomas and Foundation Degrees, First Degrees, Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, Postgraduate Degrees, Higher Doctorates, Honorary Awards, Edexcel, European Awards, Posthumous and Aegrotat Awards, New Awards

Section 4: Regulations for the Admission of Students
General considerations, Academic credit, Admission to courses at first degree level, Admission to courses at taught postgraduate level, Admission to programmes of study for research degrees, Medium of instruction, Concurrent and consecutive enrolment, Associate Students

Section 5: Regulations for the Assessment of Students
General considerations, Assessment Regulations for taught courses, Extenuating circumstances and Aegrotat awards, Posthumous awards, External Examiners for Taught Courses

Section 6: Regulations for the Undergraduate Curriculum Framework
Introduction, Undergraduate credit framework, Admission, Enrolment and registration, Progression, Assessment, Reassessment by Resit, Repeating periods of study, Deferrals for extenuating circumstances, Conditions of award, Award and classification, Non-completion of awards and posthumous awards

Section 7: Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Awards
Introduction, Postgraduate credit framework, Registration, Assessment, Reassessment by Resit, Repeating periods of study, Deferrals for extenuating circumstances, Progression, Awards, Merit and Distinction, Modification of results, Non-completion of awards and posthumous awards. These Regulations will be in force for returning part-time postgraduate taught students enrolling from September 2017 onwards only. 

Section 7a: Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Awards on the PGT Curriculum Framework 
Introduction, These Regulations provide a set of rules that must be applied when determining the basic requirements for the construction of courses and for entry, progression and the granting of the University's taught postgraduate awards on the PGT Curriculum Framework. These Regulations will apply to ALL new postgraduate taught students enrolling from September 2017 onwards.

Section 8: Regulations for Research Degrees other than by Submission of Portfolio
Introduction, General, Approval of programme of study, Administration, Application and admission, Enrolment, Work to be undertaken abroad, Group-based research, Programmes of study: structure, Assessment, Re-assessment, The higher degree thesis, Conditions of award, Oral examination arrangements, Supervisory arrangements, Academic misdemeanour, Reviews and appeals, and complaints, Non-completion of awards and posthumous awards

Section 9: Regulations for the Award of Higher Doctorates and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees by Portfolio
General, Qualifications of applicants, Preliminary Advice, Application Procedure, Higher Doctorates, Doctor of Philosophy, Outcome, Confidentiality and canvassing, Academic misdemeanour, Reviews and appeals, and complaints, Non-completion of awards and posthumous awards

Section 10: Regulations for the Conferment of Awards
Procedures, The registration of students, Conditions of award, Certificate of award, Transcript, List of awards, Revoking of awards

Appendix 1: Glossary and list of Abbreviations

Appendix 2: Procedures for Reviewing Award Decisions and Considering Appeals by Students

Appendix 3: Terms of Reference for University Deferral Panels

Appendix 4: Academic Dress

Appendix 5: Quality Enhancement Framework

Appendix 6: Standards for Academic Awards