Part-time degree programmes are particularly suited to the needs of students with family and/or work commitments. Students are able to study at their own pace over a period of between four and ten years. Our admissions procedures allow for a sympathetic consideration of non-traditional qualifications, work and life experience, and credit may also be given for prior learning and certificate work. All but one of our part-time undergraduate degrees are taught during the daytime and lectures are taken with full-time students. The exception is the Engineering BSc (Part-Time) which is delivered in the evening. Civil engineering courses have a day-release delivery.
To apply for a part-time undergraduate course as a UK applicant you should complete an online part-time application form and send us the relevant documents (see below). If you are from outside of the UK (i.e. are a European or International enquirer or applicant) you should visit the relevant international How to Apply pages.
(Note that this page refers to studying an undergraduate degree course on a part-time basis. To search our continuing professional development courses, or other short courses, please see our CPD Course Search.)
Please contact the Admission team on +44 (0) 24 7765 4321 if you would like further information on part-time study, or complete our online enquiry form.
Is there any financial support for part-time undergraduate students?
Providing you are studying at least 25% of the full-time equivalent course per year, you can opt into one of the Flexible Payment Schemes in the same way as a full-time student. If you are enrolled for less than 25% of the full-time equivalent course per year then you must pay in full on enrolment. Please note that there are no early payment discounts or alumni discounts for students embarking on a part-time route.
Student Loans Company
As a part-time student applying for courses for 2015/16 you can now apply for loans via the Student Loans Company. Visit their website to find out more.
If your fees are to be paid in part or in full by a sponsor (such as your employer), you will be required to provide at enrolment a letter or Fee Authorisation Form (see below). In the case of a letter from your sponsor, this should be supplied on company headed paper and state the amount of support you will be receiving and the academic year it relates to.
A Fee Authorisation Form can be downloaded as a pdf (you need to save this to your computer, print it out and fill it in by hand).
Fee Authorisation Forms are only to be completed by registered organisations and companies, and should not be used if your fees are to be paid by family members, friends etc., unless you are officially listed as an employee of theirs. Once you have enrolled your sponsor will automatically be invoiced.
In all cases the document must be signed by an appropriate signatory.
The completed form or sponsor letter can be scanned and emailed to the Income Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can submit the completed form or letter to the Income Team in person at the Student Centre or by post to the address below:
Finance Income Team
UK/EU Tuition Fees for September 2015 entry
Modules range between 10–20 credits per module. You will need to complete 360 credits in total to gain the full BA/BSc/BEng award. If you study on a part-time basis you will typically complete 60+ credits per year.
|Full-time fees ||Part-time fees
||10 credit module
||15 credit module
||20 credit module
Fees subject to OFFA agreement.
Coventry University's Flexible Payment Schemes
If you don't want to borrow your tuition fees from the UK Government then we can help you spread the cost. You can pay your fees directly to the University without applying for a Government student loan. We can offer one of the following payment schemes to help you manage the cost:
- Full Payment Scheme.
- Two Instalment Scheme.
- Eight Instalment Scheme.
If you are interested in part-time undergraduate study and wish to attend a an Open Day to find out more and meet our academics, then please register your interest for our Undergraduate Open Day here. If you are a postgraduate, then register for our Postgraduate Open Day.
How to apply for a part-time course
If possible these should be submitted with an application form:
- one academic and one work reference on official headed paper;
- copies of academic transcripts;
- copies of degree/diploma certificates;
- if you are being sponsored by an employer you must provide a sponsor letter on official headed paper, or complete and send in a fee authorisation form;
- copies of any professional registration, e.g. CIPD, BPS etc.
What happens once I have applied?
We will assess your application and, if the application is complete, we will try to give you a decision on your application within five working days.
For general advice on part-time courses please contact:
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Fax: +44 (0) 24 7688 8609
or complete our online enquiry form.