Do my GCSEs matter?
Yes, we require all applicants to have 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C to include English Language and usually Maths. Some courses may require specific subjects such as Science or Art and Design – these are stated in the entry requirements. You can check the GCSE requirements for your course using the online course finder.
If you do not have sufficient GCSEs, or you have equivalent qualifications, your application will be considered on an individual basis.
Do you take Students with mixed Qualifications e.g. BTECs and A2 Levels?
Yes, provided that they are equivalent to a full Level 3 qualification (three A2 Levels) and meet the necessary grade requirements.
Do I need an A2 Level in the subject I want to study as a degree?
Where courses do not state a specific subject in their entry requirements, applicants can assume that this is not required.
For several of our programmes, specific subject(s) are essential, so please read the entry requirements carefully.
What is an unconditional offer?
Please refer to Coventry University Unconditional Offer Scheme 2017 to find out about unconditional offers.
Do you accept applications from mature students?
Yes, we welcome applications from mature students. For those with significant relevant work or life experience, we can sometimes consider your application even if you do not have all the requisite qualifications.
What is a sandwich course?
A sandwich course includes a year spent either working in industry or studying abroad and lasts 4 years. Students on a sandwich course spend the first 2 years of their degree at Coventry University, one year either working in industry or studying abroad at a partner institution, and then come back to Coventry for their final year. Coventry University believes working and studying abroad really enhances students’ experience and employability. The Centre for Global Engagement is here to give all students the opportunity to work or study abroad. As part of our ‘No Hidden Extras’ policy, students do not pay tuition fees for the year they spend working or studying abroad.
How does the UCAS Tariff points system work?
Coventry University makes offers based on grades rather than UCAS Tariff points – if you do not meet the specified grades, but have achieved the equivalent in UCAS Tariff points, your application will be considered on an individual basis.
UCAS devised the Tariff points system to create a yardstick to compare the huge variety of qualifications available to students. Each grade for the different qualifications included in the Tariff is worth a certain number of UCAS Tariff points, for example an ‘A’ at A2-Level and a Distinction in the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma are both equal to 56 UCAS points.
What should I include in my personal statement?
Your personal statement is your opportunity to tell us why you want to study a particular course and to show your suitability for higher education and what qualities you feel you would bring to the University. The UCAS website provides guidance on writing a personal statement.