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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.

2015/16 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a course stage between September 2015 and August 2016, and for those students undergoing any University procedure relating to modules taken within this period. If you have enrolled on a course stage since September 2016, the 2016/17 set of Regulations will apply.

2016/17 version: These Regulations apply to all students enrolled on a course stage from September 2016 onwards.

Academic Regulations for 2015–16 and for 2016–17

Section 1: Introduction
Mission, Regulatory framework
2015/16         2016/17


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
2015/16        2016/17


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
2015/16       2016/17



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
2015/16        2016/17


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
2015/16        2016/17


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
2015/16        2016/17


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
2015/16       2016/17


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
2015/16       2016/17


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
2015/16       2016/17


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
2015/16       2016/17


Appendix 1: Glossary and list of Abbreviations
2015/16       2016/17

Appendix 2: Procedures for Reviewing Award Decisions and Considering Appeals by Students
2015/16       2016/17

Appendix 3: Terms of Reference for University Deferral Panels
2015/16       2016/17

Appendix 4: Academic Dress
2015/16       2016/17

Appendix 5: Quality Enhancement Framework
2015/16       2016/17

Appendix 6: Standards for Academic Awards
2015/16       2016/17